April 18, 2014

Divine Mercy Sunday services will be on April 27

Divine Mercy Sunday services are scheduled on April 27 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 first Sunday after 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 www.thedivinemercy.org/jpii, send an e-mail to JPII@marian.org or call 866-895-3236.

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 jmjaaasher@sbcglobal.net.
  • 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, adoration, 5:30 p.m., Mass, 7 p.m. 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, Father Varghese Maliakkal and Father James Blount, presiders. Information: 317-926-7359.
  • St. Mary Church, 317 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis—10:30 a.m. Mass in English followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet sung in English, 1:15 p.m. Mass in Spanish followed by eucharistic adoration then Divine Mercy Chaplet in Spanish. Information: 317-637-3983.
  • St. Barnabas Church, 8300 Rahke Road, Indianapolis—2:30 p.m. Divine Mercy prayer service, eucharistic adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction. Information: 317-882-0724.
  • St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th Ave., Columbus—4 p.m. eucharistic adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction. Information: 812-379-9353.
  • St. Michael Church, 519 Jefferson Blvd., Greenfield— 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. eucharistic adoration, sermon, procession, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction. Information: 317-498-1176 or dcn.waynedavis@gmail.com.
  • Mary, Queen of Peace Church, 1005 W. Main St., Danville—2:30 p.m. adoration, Divine Mercy message devotion. 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet, veneration of Divine Mercy Image, eucharistic procession and Benediction. Information: 317-745-4284.
  • Our Lady of the Greenwood Chapel, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood—2 p.m.-3 p.m. eucharistic adoration, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 317-694-0362.
  • Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1840 E. Eighth St., Jeffersonville—2:30 p.m. Divine Mercy celebration. Information: 812-246-2252.
  • St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Church, 23670 Salt Fork Road, Lawrenceburg—2 p.m.-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.
  • St. Andrew Church, 235 S. 5th St., Richmond— 2:30-3:30 p.m. Divine Mercy prayer service and eucharistic adoration. Information: 765-962-3902.
  • St. Joseph Church, 1875 S. County Road 700 W., Jennings County—Divine Mercy celebration at each Mass. Information: 812-246-2252.
  • St. Paul Church, 216 Schellers Ave., Sellersburg—Divine Mercy celebration at each Mass. Information: 812-246-2252.
  • St. Nicholas Church, 6461 E. St. Nicholas Dr., Sunman— 2 p.m. holy hour and Benediction, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction. Information: 812-623-2964.
  • 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—1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., adoration, confessions and Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 812-738-2742. †

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