April 7, 2023

Divine Mercy Sunday services will be celebrated on April 16

Divine Mercy Sunday services are scheduled on April 16 at parish churches across central and southern Indiana. All services are open to the public.

St. 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 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 16 reported to The Criterion are as follows:

Batesville Deanery

  • St. Vincent de Paul Church, 4218 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville—2 p.m. Information: 317-398-4028, stvincent4218@gmail.com.

Bloomington Deanery

  • Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center Sacred Heart Chapel, 8220 W. State Rd. 48, Bloomington—1 p.m. adoration and confession, 1:45 p.m. Benediction, 2 p.m. Mass and blessing of images, 3 p.m. procession with sung Divine Mercy chaplet. Information: 812-825-4642, ext. 1.
  • St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus—2:30 p.m., adoration, sung Divine Mercy chaplet. Information: 812-379-9353.
  • St. Martin of Tours Church, 1709 N. Harrison St., Martinsville—11 a.m. Information: 765-342-6379.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1723 “I” St., Bedford—2 p.m. confession; 3 p.m. service. Information; 812-275-6539, parish@svsbedford.org.

Connersville Deanery

  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, St. Andrew Church, 235 S. 5th St., Richmond—3 p.m. Information: 765-962-3902, lmiller@setoncatholics.org.

Indianapolis North Deanery

  • Christ the King Church, 5884 N. Crittenden Ave., Indianapolis—2:30-3:30 p.m. Information: 317-255-3666, ctk@ctk-indy.org.
  • St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 Central Ave., Indianapolis—3-4 p.m., adoration and Benediction. Information: 317-283-5508, mhorvath@sjoa.org.
  • St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., Indianapolis—2-3 p.m. confession, 3-4 p.m. adoration, eucharistic procession, Benediction, Divine Mercy chaplet with music. Information: 317-259-4373, events@stluke.org.
  • St. Simon the Apostle Church, 8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis—2:15-3:15 p.m., adoration, chaplet, Benediction. Information: 317-826-6000, brutski@saintsimon.org.

Indianapolis South Deanery

  • Our Lady of the Greenwood Church, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood—2-3 p.m. eucharistic adoration and chaplet. Information: 317-888-2861, info@olgreenwood.org.
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis—3 p.m. prayer service. Information: 317-636-4478 or info@holyrosaryindy.org.
  • St. Barnabas Church, 8300 Rahke Road, Indianapolis—3 p.m., prayer service. Information: 317-882-0724, ext. 221, parishoffice@stbindy.org.
  • St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis—3 p.m., healing service, confession, adoration, chaplet, praise and worship prayer teams. Information: 317-635-2021, office@stjohnsindy.org.
  • St. Patrick Church, 950 Prospect St., Indianapolis—2-4 p.m., adoration. Information: 317-631-5824, office@stpatrickindy.com.
  • SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Church, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood—9:30 a.m. Information: 317-859-4673, ssfcparish@ss-fc.org.

Indianapolis West Deanery

  • St. Thomas More Church, 1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville—3-4 p.m., adoration, Divine Mercy prayers, confession. Information: 317-831-4142, mshea@stm-church.org.

New Albany Deanery

  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany—3-4 p.m., adoration, chaplet, confession. Information: 812-944-1184, kstumler@olphna.org.
  • Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Augustine parishes at St. Augustine Church, 315 E. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville—2-3:30 p.m., adoration, confession, chaplet, readings from St. Faustina’s diary. Information: 812-282-2677, communications@jeffersonvillecatholic.org.
  • St. John Paul II Parish, St. Joe Hill Chapel, 2605 W. St. Joe Road, Sellersburg—2:30-4 p.m., adoration, scripture readings, hymns, singing of divine mercy chaplet, confession, reception with rectory renovation tour following. Information: 812-246-2512.
  • St. Joseph Church, 312 E. High St., Corydon—2-3:30 p.m., confession, adoration, chaplet, Benediction, light refreshments afterward. Information: 812-738-2742, parish.office@catholic-community.org.

Seymour Deanery

  • April 7-16— Prince of Peace Parish Divine Mercy grotto (weather permitting) or St. Patrick Chapel, 305 W. State St., Madison—3-3:30 p.m., daily chaplet of Divine Mercy. Information; 812-265-4166, parishoffice@popeace.org.
  • St. Mary Church, 629 Clay St., North Vernon—10:30 a.m., eucharistic procession, adoration until 2:30 p.m., chaplet, Benediction, ice cream social afterward. Information: 812-346-3604, communications@stmarysnv.com.

Terre Haute Deanery

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

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