April 19, 2019

Divine Mercy Sunday services will be celebrated on April 28

A hand-carved statue made in Italy is the focal point of the Divine Mercy grotto at Prince of Peace Parish in Madison. (File photo by Natalie Hoefer)

A hand-carved statue made in Italy is the focal point of the Divine Mercy grotto at Prince of Peace Parish in Madison. (File photo by Natalie Hoefer)

Divine Mercy Sunday services are scheduled on April 28 at parish churches across central and southern Indiana. 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 who died in 1938—on the first Sunday after Easter.

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

A plenary indulgence is available to those who go to confession about 20 days before or after the feast day, and who, on the feast day, receive Communion, 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 a tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus, such as “Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!”

Divine Mercy Sunday prayer services on April 28 reported to The Criterion are as follows:

Batesville Deanery

  • All Saints Parish, at St. Martin Church, 8044 Yorkridge Road, Guilford—3-4 p.m., eucharistic adoration, music, prayers, homily, Divine Mercy chaplet. Information: 812-576-4302.
  • St. Mary Church, 1331 E. Hunter Robbins Way, Greensburg—3 p.m. service. Information: 812-663-8427.
  • St. Nicholas Church, 6461 E. St. Nicholas Dr., Sunman—2:30 p.m., exposition of Blessed Sacrament, Scripture, reflections, meditation, Litany of the Most Precious Blood. Information: 812-623-2964.
  • St. Louis Church, 13 St. Louis Pl., Batesville—noon-7 p.m., exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, veneration of the Divine Mercy image. Information: 812‑934-3204.
  • St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross Church, 23455 Gavin Lane, Lawrenceburg—2-3:30 p.m., Divine Mercy chaplet, prayers. Information: 812-656-8700.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Church, 4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville—3 p.m. Divine Mercy service for St. Vincent de Paul and St. Joseph parishes. Information: 317-398-4028.

Bloomington Deanery

  • St. Martin of Tours Church, 1709 E. Harrison St., Martinsville—3 p.m., Divine Mercy service. Information: 765‑342-6379.
  • 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.

Indianapolis East Deanery

  • Holy Spirit Church, 7243 E. 10th St., Indianapolis—3:30 p.m. Divine Mercy service. Information: 317‑353-9404.
  • St. Michael Church, 519 Jefferson St., Greenfield—2-3 p.m. Divine Mercy chaplet followed by ice cream social in Parish Life Center. Information: 317-462-4240.

Indianapolis North Deanery

  • St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis—3-4:15 p.m., prayers, readings, sermon, adoration. Information: 317‑283‑5508.
  • St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., Indianapolis—2 p.m. confessions, adoration; 3 p.m. Benediction, sermon, veneration of image, prayers. Information: 317-259-4373.

Indianapolis South Deanery

  • Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Madonna Hall, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood—2-3 p.m. eucharistic adoration; 3-3:30 p.m. Divine Mercy chaplet followed by reception. Information: 317‑888‑2861.
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis—3 p.m. prayer service. Information: 317-636-4478.
  • St. Barnabas Church, 8300 Rahke Road, Indianapolis—2:30 p.m., Divine Mercy chaplet, adoration. Information: 317-882-0724.
  • St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis—11 a.m., eucharistic procession on Georgia St.; 11:45 a.m.-7 p.m. adoration. Information: 317-635-2021.

Indianapolis West Deanery

  • St. Anthony Church, 337 N. Warman Ave., Indianapolis—3p.m., Divine Mercy chaplet, Gospel readings, sermon on Divine Mercy, blessing of the Divine Mercy image; 4:30 p.m., eucharistic procession, Benediction. Information: 317-636-4828.
  • St. Malachy Church, 9833 E. County Road 750 N., Brownsburg—2:30 p.m. Divine Mercy service for St. Malachy and St. Susanna Parish, Plainfield. Information: 317-852-3195.
  • St. Thomas More Church, 1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville—2 p.m., exposition of Blessed Sacrament, adoration, Divine Mercy prayers, Benediction, confession available. Information: 317-831-4142.

New Albany Deanery

  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany—3 p.m., adoration, Divine Mercy chaplet, confession available. Information: 812-944-1184.
  • Holy Family Church, 129 W. Daisy Lane, New Albany—2 p.m., exposition of Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy chaplet, Benediction, confession available. Information: 812-944-8283.
  • St. John Paul II Parish, at St. Joseph Church, 2606 St. Joe Road W., Sellersburg—2 p.m., eucharistic procession, adoration, Scripture readings, reflection, Divine Mercy chaplet, Benediction, confessions available. Information: 812-246-3522.
  • St. Joseph Church, 312 E. High St., Corydon—1:30 p.m., adoration, readings, Divine Mercy chaplet followed by refreshments, confession available. Information: 812-738-2742.
  • St. Mary Church, 415 E. 8th St., New Albany—3 p.m., bilingual Divine Mercy chaplet and prayer service. Information: 812-944-0417.

Seymour Deanery

  • St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus—5 p.m. Divine Mercy prayer service for the parishes of St. Bartholomew; Holy Trinity Parish, Edinburgh; St. Agnes, Nashville; and St. Rose of Lima, Franklin. Information: 812‑379-9353.
  • St. Ambrose Church, 325 S. Chestnut St., Seymour—April 19-27, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy novena and chaplet; April 28, Divine Mercy chaplet and reception following 12:30 p.m. Mass. Information: 812-522-5304.
  • Prince of Peace Church, 413 E. 2nd St., Madison—April 19 Divine Mercy novena starting after the 3 p.m. Good Friday services on April 19 (about 4:15 p.m.), continuing daily through April 27 at 5 p.m. at Divine Mercy Grotto behind St. Patrick Chapel, 301 W. State St., Madison; April 27-28, celebration at each weekend Mass. Information: 812-265-4166.

Terre Haute Deanery

  • Sacred Heart Church, 610 S. 6th St., Clinton—2 p.m. adoration; 3 p.m. Divine Mercy chaplet and Benediction. Information: 765-832-8468.
  • St. Joseph University Church, 113 S. 5th St., Terre Haute—2:45 p.m. history of Divine Mercy chaplet; 3 p.m., Divine Mercy chaplet. Information: 812-232-7011.
  • St. Paul the Apostle Church, 202 E. Washington St., Greencastle— 3 p.m. Divine Mercy chaplet and procession. Information: 765-653-5678.

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