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Divine Mercy Sunday 24th April 2022

Jesus I trust in You

Divine Mercy Sunday was instigated by the late St. Pope John Paul II in the year 2000. Coming on the first Sunday after Easter every year it reminds us that the face of God is mercy and that we can always look to the future knowing that our lives and our world are in the hands of a God who governs and acts only with mercy. There are times in life when God seems to be absent or indifferent to our suffering.
The prayer associated with today’s feast – Jesus I trust in You – invites us to trust in God even when all around us seems to suggest that God is not listening. The image associated with today’s feast is that of the Risen Christ appearing in the upper room. We know that Christ appeared to the disciples in their fear and trembling to renew their hope in the light of
His crucifixion and death, demonstrating for them that even death had no hold over Him. On this Mercy Sunday as the world continues  to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and the horrific war in the Ukraine and the effects of war and famine in other areas of the world, may we find new hope in God’s Mercy and may the
prayer, Jesus I trust in You, not only find a place on our lips but also find a home in our hearts.

Divine Mercy Devotions

Parishioners are welcome to attend the annual Divine Mercy Devotions here in the parish church on Sunday afternoon beginning at 2.30pm pm with the
Divine Mercy Chaplet, Rosary and Novena Prayers.
Mass will be celebrated at 3pm followed by veneration of the Divine Mercy
image. We thank Fr Jack O’Donnell for celebrating the Mass. We encourage all who are
attending to wear a mask as an act of solidarity with those who will attend the devotions
and are vulnerable to the virus and its long-term effects.

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