April 2, 2021

Divine Mercy Sunday services will be celebrated on April 11

Divine Mercy Sunday services are scheduled on April 11 at parish churches across central and southern Indiana. 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, go to www.thedivinemercy.org.

A plenary indulgence (remission of all temporal punishment for sins whose guilt has already been forgiven—CCC #1471), is available to those who go to confession about 20 days before or after the feast day, and who on the feast day receive Communion, 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 a tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus, such as “Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!”

Divine Mercy Sunday prayer services on April 11 reported to The Criterion are as follows:

Batesville Deanery

• All Saints Parish, at St. Martin campus, 8044 Yorkridge Road, Guilford: 3-4 p.m. prayer service. Information: 812-576-4302, emilyalig.asp@gmail.com.

• St. Nicholas Church, 6461 E. St. Nicholas Dr., Sunman: 2:30-3:15 p.m. prayer service. Information: 812-623-2964.

• St. Vincent de Paul Church, 4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville: 3 p.m. prayer service with St. Joseph Parish, Shelbyville. Information: 317-398-4028.

Bloomington Deanery

• St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1723 I St., Bedford: 1 p.m. confessions; 3 p.m. prayer service for Catholic community of Lawrence County. Information: 812-275-6539, parish@svsbedford.org.

Indianapolis North

• St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 Central Ave.: 3-4 p.m., prayer service, eucharistic adoration. Information: 317-283-5508, mrivelli@sjoa.org.

• St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., Indianapolis: 3 p.m. Divine Mercy chaplet with music. Information: 317-259-4373, dschafer@stluke.org.

Indianapolis South

• Our Lady of the Greenwood Church, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood: 2-3 p.m. eucharistic adoration; 3 p.m. Divine Mercy chaplet. Information: 317-888-2861, info@olgreenwood.org.

• Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 520 Stevens St.: 3 p.m. prayer service. Information: 317-636-4478, info@holyrosaryindy.org.

• St. Barnabas Church, 8300 Rahke Road: 3 p.m., prayer service. Information: 317-752-0611, twarner@stbindy.org.

• St. Ann Church, 6350 S. Mooresville Road: 2:30-3:30 p.m., prayer service with St. Thomas More Parish, Mooreseville. Information: 317-831-2909, stannchurc@aol.com.

• SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Church, 5901 Olive Branch Rd., Greenwood: 10-11 a.m., Divine Mercy chaplet, eucharistic adoration, Benediction. Information: 317-859-4673 or ssfcparish@ss-fc.org.

• St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St.: 10:30 a.m., Mass with eucharistic procession following. Information: 317-635-2021, parish.secretary@stjohnsindy.org.

Indianapolis West

• St. Thomas More Parish, Mooresville, at St. Ann Church, 6350 S. Mooresville Rd., Indianapolis: 2:30-3:30 p.m., prayer service with St. Ann Parish, Indianapolis. Information: 317-831-2909, stannchurc@aol.com.

New Albany Deanery

• Holy Family Church, 129 W. Daisy Lane, New Albany: 2-3 p.m., exposition of Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy chaplet 2:45 p.m., Benediction, confession available 2:05-2:45 p.m. Information: 812-944-8283, kschoenfelder@holyfamilynewalbany.org.

• St. John Paul II Parish, St. Joseph Chapel, 2605 St. Joe Road W., Sellersburg: 2-3 p.m., adoration, Scripture, homily, Divine Mercy chaplet, confession available. Information: 812-246-8512, jschuler@stjohnpaulparish.org.

Seymour Deanery

• St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus: 3-3:30 p.m. Divine Mercy prayer service. Information: 812-379-9353, marketing@stbirish.net.

Terre Haute Deanery

• Sacred Heart Church, 610 S. 6th St., Clinton: 3 p.m. Divine Mercy chaplet. Information: 765-832-8468.

• St. Joseph University Church, 113 S. 5th St., Terre Haute: 2:45 p.m., prayer service. Information: 812-232-7011, parishoffice@stjoeup.org. †

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