April 7, 2017

Divine Mercy Sunday services will be held on April 23

Divine Mercy imageDivine Mercy Sunday services are scheduled on April 23 at parish churches across the archdiocese. All services are open to the public.

St. Pope John Paul II instituted the observance of Divine Mercy Sunday—which is based on the visions of St. Faustina Kowalska, a member of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy—on the first Sunday after Easter.

To learn more about the indulgence and promises connected to Divine Mercy Sunday, log on to www.thedivinemercy.org.

A plenary indulgence is available to those who go to confession about 20 days before or after the feast day, receive Communion on the feast day, pray for the intentions of the pope, and either take part in Divine Mercy Sunday devotions or, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or reserved in the tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (such as “Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!”).

Divine Mercy Sunday prayer services on April 23 reported to The Criterion are as follows:

Batesville Deanery
  • St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Church, 23303 Gavin Lane, Lawrenceburg—2-4 p.m. eucharistic adoration, Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 812-656-8700.
  • St. Michael Church, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville—2:30-3:30 p.m. adoration, reflection, Divine Mercy Chaplet, devotions and Benediction. Information: 765-647-5462.
  • All Saints Parish, at St. Martin Campus, 8044 Yorkridge Road., Guilford—3 p.m. holy hour, reflection, Divine Mercy Chaplet and devotions. Information: 812-576-4302.
  • Oratory of SS. Philomena and Cecilia, 16194 St. Mary’s Road, Brookville—3-4 p.m. exposition, Divine Mercy Chaplet, confessions and Benediction. Information: 765-647-0310.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Church, 4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville—2-3 p.m. Benediction, adoration and prayer. Information: 317-398-4028.
Bloomington Deanery
  • St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1723 “I” St., Bedford—1:30 p.m. confessions, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy prayer service for Catholic Community of Lawrence County. Information: 812-275-6539.
  • Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, 8220 W. S.R. 48, Bloomington—1 p.m. confessions, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy service. Information: 812-825-4642.
Connersville Deanery
  • St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 512 N. Perkins St., Rushville—2-3 p.m., holy hour including eucharistic exposition, confessions and Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 765-932-2588.
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, at St. Mary Church, 720 N. “A” St., Richmond—2:30-3:30 p.m., adoration and prayer service. Information: 765-962-3902.
Indianapolis East Deanery
  • Holy Spirit Church, 7243 E. 10th St., Indianapolis—3:30 p.m. Divine Mercy service, singing, eucharistic procession, Gospel reflection, recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 317-353-9404.
Indianapolis North
  • St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis—3 p.m. Divine Mercy holy hour. Information: 317-283-5508.
  • St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 7575 Holliday Dr., E., Indianapolis—2 p.m. confessions and adoration, 3 p.m. Benediction, Divine Mercy reflection, veneration of image and prayers. Information: 317-259-4373.
Indianapolis South
  • Our Lady of the Greenwood Chapel, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood—2 p.m. eucharistic adoration, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet, reception following. Information: 317-888-2861.
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis—3 p.m. adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, prayer and Benediction. Information: 317-636-4478.
Indianapolis West
  • Mary, Queen of Peace Church, 1005 W. Main St., Danville—2:30-3:30 p.m. adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, veneration of the Divine Mercy image, eucharistic procession and Benediction. Information: 317-745-4284.
  • St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis—3-4 p.m. Scripture, song, Divine Mercy Chaplet, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Information: 317-926-7359.
New Albany Deanery
  • St. Mary Church, 415 E. Eighth St., New Albany—Divine Mercy Chaplet before each weekend Mass. Information: 812-944-0417.
  • St. Joseph, 312 E. High St., Corydon—1:30 p.m.—procession, confessions, consecration to the Divine Mercy and Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 812-738-2742.
Terre Haute Deanery
  • St. Paul the Apostle Church, 202 E. Washington St., Greencastle—3-4 p.m., hour of prayers including Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 765-653-5678.
  • St. Joseph University Church, 113 S. Fifth St., Terre Haute—2:45-3:30 p.m., Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 812-232-7011.
  • Sacred Heart, 610 S. 6th St., Clinton—2 p.m., adoration, 3 p.m., Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction. Information: 765-832-8468.

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