March 18, 2016

Divine Mercy Sunday services will be on April 3 at parishes

Divine Mercy imageDivine Mercy Sunday services are scheduled on April 3 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.

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A plenary indulgence is available to those who go to confession within about 20 days before or after the feast day, receive Communion on the feast day, 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 the 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 3 reported to The Criterion are as follows:

Batesville Deanery
  • St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Church, 23670 Salt Fork Road, Lawrenceburg—2-4 p.m., eucharistic adoration, Sations of the Cross, Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 812-656-8700.
  • St. Nicholas Church, 6461 E. St. Nicholas Drive, Sunman—2:30 p.m. adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction. Information: 812-623-2964.
  • All Saints Church, 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 for Catholic Community of Lawrence County. Information: 812-275-6539.
Connersville Deanery
  • Holy Family Church, 815 W. Main 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—3:15 p.m. Divine Mercy Celebration, singing, eucharistic procession, chaplet, 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
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 Drive, 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: 317-888-2861.
  • 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—outdoor eucharistic procession following 10 a.m. Mass, adoration until 7 p.m. Mass. Information: 317-635-2021.
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis—3-4 p.m., Divine Mercy Chaplet, Divine Praises, adoration, Benediction. Information: 317-636-4478.
Indianapolis West
  • Mary, Queen of Peace Church, 1005 W. Main St., Danville—2:30 p.m. Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, eucharistic procession and Benediction, reflection by Father Vincent Lampert of St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg. 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 Church, St. Joseph Chapel, 2605 St. Joe Road W., Sellersburg, 2:30 p.m. procession, readings, reflection, short film on St. Faustina—Christ’s messenger of Divine Mercy, readings, homily, Divine Mercy Chaplet, refreshments following service. Information: 812-246-2512.
  • St. Joseph Church, 312 E. High St., Corydon—1:30-3:30 p.m., procession, confessions 1:30-3 p.m., adoration 1:45 p.m., 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet, consecration to Divine Mercy offered during the service. 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—1:45 p.m. eucharistic adoration and confession, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy prayer service and Benediction. Information: 812-346-3604.

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