“Proclaim that mercy is the greatest attribute of God!”
On this Divine Mercy Sunday, the above quote that was received by Saint Faustina Kowalska from Jesus in His revelations to her about the gift of Divine Mercy, says it all. That mercy, which poured out from Jesus’ side as he died for us upon the Cross in Blood and Water (see John 19:34), remains available to us – in the Sacraments of His Church, most especially in the Most Holy Eucharist and the Sacrament of Penance. This afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in Saint Benedict the Moor Church (86 Martin Luther King Ave.) we will celebrate the Holy Hour of Divine Mercy with Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. We will also, as best we can, make available sacramental confession to those who desire it. Pope Saint John Paul II, who established the Second Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday, once said in a homily in Krakow, Poland in 1997: “There is nothing more man needs than Divine Mercy – that love which is benevolent, which is compassionate, which raises man above his weakness to the infinite heights to the holiness of God.” Let us open our hearts and souls to receive so great a Gift this day!
Love, Father Tom