Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy.”

–Pope Francis

Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday Resources for Prayer, Ministry, and Formation

See various resources for ministry leaders, parents, families, and individuals at this USCCB-sponsored webpage. Other prayers and resources are available on this USCCB webpage as well.

What to Do on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 19, 2020)?

Jesus makes an extraordinary promise to St. Faustina as recorded in her diary. In this video, Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, from the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, shows what to do differently this year to make it the most important day of your life.

Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy

Observe the Vigil and Sunday celebrations of the Feast of Divine Mercy (virtually) at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA. See the schedule here. For more information, see The Divine Mercy website.

Praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

How to Recite the Chaplet | Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception

Learn how to recite and pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy with this webpage from the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and use this as a guide for the family.

Pray with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

Beautiful contemporary visuals accompany the praying of the Chaplet in this video.

Pray at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy

Pray (and sing) the Chaplet of Divine Mercy with Bishop Robert Reed at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA, courtesy of Catholic TV

Divine Mercy Chaplet for Kids

This animated video teaches children how and why to say the Divine Mercy Chaplet, courtesy of EWTN.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song

Pray and sing the Chaplet with this video—great for families with children—that includes images of the Divine Mercy, produced by Trish Short.

Understanding Divine Mercy Sunday and the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Resources for Adults & Teens:

Catholic Minute: Divine Mercy Chaplet Explained

A brief video explanation of what Divine Mercy is, courtesy of Catholic speaker Ken Yasinski.

Catholic Minute: Chaplet of Divine Mercy: 4 Promises

A brief video explanation of Jesus’ promises revealed to St. Faustina for those who pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, courtesy of Catholic speaker Ken Yasinski.

Presentation on St. Faustina | Saint John Paul II National Shrine

Take some time to listen to this presentation by Sr. Gaudia Skass, OLM, on St. Faustina as a “warrior” who helps us by her witness and writings to rely on the Lord’s mercy and trust in Him as we ourselves face the challenges of spiritual warfare.

Other Prayer Resources and History of Divine Mercy

In addition to a how-to-pray resource, see the brief history and video resources on St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy Chaplet on this webpage, courtesy of Teaching Catholic Kids.com.

Resources for Children:

Life of St. Faustina | EWTN

This “My Catholic Family” animated video for children tells the story of St. Faustina, emphasizing the devotion to the Divine Mercy.

Divine Mercy Coloring Pages | National Shrine of The Divine Mercy

Scroll down this webpage for free samples of coloring pages for children.

How to Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday with Kids

Visit this webpage for fun activities and ideas for celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday, courtesy of Catholic Icing.

Other Resources:

Pope Francis Granting a Special Plenary Indulgence During the Coronavirus

For more information on Pope Francis’ special Urbi et Orbi blessing and indulgence that can be obtained, see this webpage which also contains information on a perfect act of contrition in view of the generous mercy of God.

Pope Francis on Divine Mercy

Recall Pope Francis’ teaching on Divine Mercy in his letter (Bull of Indiction), issued on Divine Mercy Sunday of 2015, announcing the coming Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

Pope St. John Paul II on Divine Mercy

Recall St. John Paul II’s teaching on Divine Mercy in his encyclical letter of November 30, 1980, on God Who is “rich in mercy.”

Families Called to be Agents of Mercy

In this article by Knights of Columbus Supreme Chaplain, Archbishop William Lori, read how, rooted in the sacraments, families are called to be agents of mercy in their homes and in the world.

Celebrate Divine Mercy
  • 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18 Vigil Mass celebrated by The Most Rev. Joel M. Konzen
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19, Divine Mercy Chaplet live from the chancery
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