April 3, 2015

Divine Mercy Sunday services will be on April 12

Divine Mercy Sunday services are scheduled on April 12 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 and pray for the intentions of the pope on the feast day, 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 devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (such as “Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!”).

Divine Mercy Sunday prayer services on April 12 reported to The Criterion are as follows:

Batesville Deanery

  • St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Church, 23670 Salt Fork Road, Lawrenceburg—2 p.m. eucharistic adoration, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 812-656-8700.
  • 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.
  • All Saints Parish, St. Paul Church, 9798 N. Dearborn Road, Guilford—3 p.m. Divine Mercy Holy Hour, homily, divine Mercy Chaplet and devotions. Information: 812-576-4302.

Bloomington Deanery

  • St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1723 “I” St., Bedford—1:30 p.m. confessions, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy prayer service. Information: 812-275-6539.

Connersville Deanery

  • St. Mary Church, 720 N. A. St., Richmond—2:30-3:30 p.m. Divine Mercy prayer service. Information: 765-962-3902.

Indianapolis East Deanery

  • Holy Spirit Church, 7243 E. 10th St., Indianapolis—4 p.m. Divine Mercy Celebration, adoration, Gospel reflection, singing, recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 317-353-9404.
  • St. Michael Church, 519 Jefferson Blvd., Greenfield—2-3:30 p.m. eucharistic adoration, sermon, procession, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction, reception following the service. Information: 317-498-1176 or dcn.waynedavis@gmail.com.

Indianapolis North

  • St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis—3 p.m. Divine Mercy service. Information: 317-283-5508.
  • St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 7575 Holliday Dr., E., Indianapolis—2 p.m. confession and eucharstic adoration, 3 p.m. Solemn Celebration of the Feast of Divine Mercy. Information: 317-635-2021.

Indianapolis South

  • Our Lady of the Greenwood Chapel, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood—2 p.m. eucharistic adoration, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 317-694-0362.
  • 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. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis—Divine Mercy service following 11 a.m. Mass. Information: 317-635-2021.

Indianapolis West

  • 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.
  • St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis—3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction. Information: 317-926-7359.

New Albany Deanery

  • St. John Paul II Parish, St. Joseph Church, 2605 St. Joe Road W., Sellersburg, 2 p.m. confessions, Eucharistic adoration, readings, homily, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction. Information: 812-246-2252.
  • St. Joseph Church, 312 E. High St., Corydon—1:30-3:30 p.m., adoration, confessions and Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 812-738-2742. 

Seymour Deanery

  • St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th Ave., Columbus—3 p.m. eucharistic adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction. Information: 812-379-9353.
  • St. Mary Church, 212 Washington St., North Vernon—2 p.m. eucharistic adoration and confession, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy prayer service, 4 p.m. Benediction. Information: 812-346-3604.

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