March 29, 2013

Divine Mercy Sunday services will be on April 7

Divine Mercy Sunday services are scheduled on April 7 at parish churches across the archdiocese. All services are open to the public.

Blessed 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 second Sunday of Easter.

To learn more about the indulgence and promises connected to Divine Mercy Sunday, log on to the website of the John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy at, send an e-mail to or call 413-298-1184.

A plenary indulgence is available to those who take part in Divine Mercy Sunday devotions, receive holy Communion, go to confession and pray for the intentions of the pope.

Divine Mercy Sunday prayer services on April 7 reported to The Criterion are as follows:

  • Holy Spirit Church, 7243 E. 10th St., Indianapolis—Divine Mercy Celebration, 4 p.m. adoration, Gospel reflection, singing, recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 317-353-9404 or
  • St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis—Divine Mercy service, 3 p.m. Information: 317-283-5508.
  • St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis—eucharistic procession following 11 a.m. Mass, holy hour, confession. Information: 317-635-2021.
  • St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis—2-3 p.m. eucharistic adoration, 3-4 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet (no Mass), sermon, eucharistic procession and Benediction, Msgr. Joseph Schaedel, Father Varghese Maliakkal, Father John Nwanze and Father Ben Okonkwo, presiders. Information: 317-926-7359.
  • St. Mary Church, 317 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis—11:30 a.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet sung in English, 1:15 p.m. Mass, eucharistic adoration then Divine Mercy Chaplet in Spanish following Mass. Information: 317-637-3983.
  • St. Barnabas Church, 8300 Rahke Road, Indianapolis—2 p.m. Divine Mercy prayer service, eucharistic adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction. Information: 317-882-0724.
  • St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th Ave., Columbus—3 p.m. eucharistic adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction. Information: 812-379-9353.
  • St. Michael Church, 519 Jefferson Blvd., Greenfield—2-3:30 p.m. eucharistic adoration, sermon, procession, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction. Information: 317-498-1176 or
  • Mary, Queen of Peace, 1005 W. Main St., Danville—2:30 p.m. adoration and psalms, 2:50 p.m. Angelus and invocation of the intercession of the Mother of Mercy, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy celebration. Information: 317-745-4284.
  • Our Lady of the Greenwood Chapel, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood— 2-3 p.m. eucharistic adoration, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 317-694-0362.
  • St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Church, 23670 Salt Fork Road, Lawrenceburg—2-4 p.m. eucharistic adoration, confessions, Benediction and Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 812-656-8700.
  • St. Mary Church, 212 Washington St., North Vernon— 3 p.m. Divine Mercy prayer service. Information: 812-346-3604.
  • Holy Family Church, 815 W. Main St., Richmond—2:30 p.m. Divine Mercy prayer service and eucharistic adoration. Information: 765-962-3902.
  • St. Anthony of Padua Church, 4773 E. Morris Church St., Morris— 2 p.m. eucharistic adoration, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction. Information: 812-623-2964.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Church, 4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelby County—2 p.m. eucharistic adoration, Benediction and Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 317-398-4028.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1723 “I” St., Bedford—2 p.m. confessions, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy prayer service. Information: 812-275-6539.
  • St. Joseph Church, 312 E. High St., Corydon—1-3 p.m., confessions and Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 812-738-2742.
  • St. Joseph Church, 2605 St. Joe Road W., Sellersburg—5:30 p.m. Anticipation Mass (on April 6); 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. During each Mass, the Divine Mercy image will be venerated. The homily will be on Divine Mercy. Information: 812-246-2512.†

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