April 15, 2022

Divine Mercy Sunday services will be celebrated on April 24

Divine Mercy Sunday services are scheduled on April 24 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. (Learn to pray the chaplet)

A plenary indulgence 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 the 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 reported to The Criterion are as follows:

Batesville Deanery

April 23—St. Joseph Church, 1125 E. Broadway, Shelbyville. 8-11 p.m. in Spanish, includes talks, praise music, charismatic prayer. Information: 317-398-8227 or james@sjsshelbyville.org.

St. Vincent de Paul Church, 4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville. 3 p.m. in English and Spanish. Information: 317-398-4028 or stvincent4218@gmail.com.

Bloomington Deanery

St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1723 “I” St., Bedford. 1 p.m. confessions, 3 p.m. liturgy. Information: 812-275-6539 or parish@svsbedford.org.

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center Sacred Heart Chapel, 8220 W. State Road 48, Bloomington. 1 p.m. adoration and confessions, 1:45 p.m. Benediction, 2 p.m. Mass and blessing of images, 3 p.m. procession with relic and singing of Divine Mercy chaplet. Information: 812-825-4642, ext. 1.

Indianapolis North Deanery

St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., Indianapolis. 3-4 p.m., Divine Mercy chaplet with music. Information: 317-259-4373, dschafer@stluke.org.

St. Simon the Apostle Church, 8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis. 2:15-3:15 p.m., exposition of Blessed Sacrament, chaplet and Benediction. Information: 317-826-6000.

Indianapolis South Deanery

Our Lady of the Greenwood Church, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. 2-4 p.m., adoration and chaplet. Information: 317-888-2861.

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

St. Barnabas Church, 8300 Rahke Road, Indianapolis. 3 p.m. service. Information: 317-882-0724, ext. 221, or parishoffice@stbindy.org.

New Albany Deanery

Holy Family Church, 129 W. Daisy Lane, New Albany. 2-3 p.m., adoration, confession, Divine Mercy chaplet. Information: 812-944-8283.

St. John Paul II Church, 2253 St. Joe Rd. W., Sellersburg. 9:45-11 a.m., confession, songs, prayer, chaplet of Divine Mercy, Catholic musician and storyteller Steve Angrisano offering talk, music and prayers. Information: 812-246-2512.

St. Joseph Church, 312 E. High St., Corydon. 2-3:30 p.m. confession, adoration starts 2:30 p.m., liturgy, Benediction, Divine Mercy chaplet. Information: 812-738-2742 or parish.office@catholic-community.org.

Seymour Deanery

St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus. 2:30-3:30 p.m. service. Information: 812-379-9353 or csandlin@stbparish.net.

Holy Trinity Church, 100 Keeley St., Edinburgh. 2:30 p.m. in Spanish, songs, prayers, reflection, chaplet. Information: 812-526-9460 or parishoffice@holytrinity.net.

Iglesia Católica de la Santísima Trinidad, 100 Keeley St., Edinburgh. 2:30 p.m. en Español, cantos, oraciones, una reflexión y rezaremos la Coronilla de la Divina Misericordia. Información: 812-526-9460 o parishoffice@holytrinity.net.

Terre Haute Deanery

Sacred Heart Church, 610 S. 6th St., Clinton. 3 p.m., service and adoration. Information: 765-832-8468 or sacredheartclinton@sbcglobal.net.

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