March 29, 2024

Divine Mercy Sunday services will be celebrated on April 6-7

Divine Mercy Sunday services are scheduled on April 6-7 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.

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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

  • All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, St. Martin Campus, 8044 Yorkridge Road, Guilford—3 p.m. Divine Mercy service, ice cream social in parish hall after service. Information: 812-576-4302,
  • St. Lawrence Church, 542 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg.April 6: 5 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet prior to 5:30 p.m. Mass. April 7: 8:45 a.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet prior to 9:15 a.m. Mass, 3 p.m. sung Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Liturgy of the Hours. Information: 812-537-3992,
  • St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, 203 Fourth St., Aurora—7 a.m. sung Divine Mercy Chaplet 30 minutes prior to 7:30 a.m. Mass, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet, 3:20 p.m. Liturgy of the Hours, 3:45 p.m. sundae bar and fellowship in school cafeteria. Information: 812-537-3992,
  • St. Michael Church, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville—3-4 p.m. service with Divine Mercy Chaplet and Stations of the Cross. Information: 765-647-5462,
  • St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Church, 23303 Gavin Lane, Bright—3 p.m. Divine Mercy service. Information: 812-537-3992,

Bloomington Deanery

  • Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center, Sacred Heart Chapel, 8220 W. State Road 48, Bloomington. April 6: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Day of Reflection, Mass at noon, Friars of the Immaculate Father Terrance J. M. Chartier presenting “The Message of Divine Mercy,” free. April 7: 1 p.m. adoration and confessions, 1:45 p.m. Benediction, 2 p.m. Mass and blessing of Divine Mercy images, 3 p.m. procession with relic and sung Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 812-825-4642, ext. 1.
  • St. Martin of Tours Church, 1709 E. Harrison St., Martinsville—11 a.m. Divine Mercy service. Information: 765-342-6379.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1723 “I” St., Bedford—2 p.m. confession, 3 p.m. Divine Mercy service. Information: 812-275-6539,

Connersville Deanery

  • St. Gabriel Church, 232 W. 9th St., Connersville—3 p.m. service with exposition, confession, Benediction, sung Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 765-825-8578,

Indianapolis North Deanery

  • Christ the King Church, 5884 N. Crittenden Ave., Indianapolis—2:30-3:30 p.m. Divine Mercy service. Information: 317-255-3666,
  • St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., Indianapolis—2-3 p.m. confession, 2-4 p.m. service with adoration, eucharistic procession, Benediction, Praises of Divine Mercy, solemn act of entrustment of the world to Divine Mercy, Divine Mercy Chaplet, music. Information: 317-259-4373,
  • St. Pius X Church, 7200 Sarto Dr., Indianapolis—2:30 p.m. service with exposition, confession, blessing and veneration of Divine Mercy image, liturgy of the word service. Information: 317-466-3350.

Indianapolis South Deanery

  • 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,
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis—3 p.m. service with Divine Mercy Chaplet, exposition, Benediction, sermon, public and private prayer. Information: 317-636-4478
  • St. Barnabas Church, 8300 Rahke Road, Indianapolis—3-4 p.m. Divine Mercy service and holy hour. Information: 317-882-0724,
  • SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Church, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood—9:30 a.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet immediately following 8:30 a.m. Mass. Information: 317-859-4673,

Indianapolis West Deanery

  • St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, 6000 W. 34th St., Indianapolis. March 29-April 7, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Divine Mercy novena. Information: 317-291-7014, ext. 0.
  • St. Malachy Church, 9833 E. County Road 750 N., Brownsburg—2:30 p.m. Divine Mercy service with music, readings from the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska. Information: 317-852-3195.
  • St. Monica Church, 6131 Michigan Road, Indianapolis—11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. service with adoration, confession, bilingual Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 317-253-2193.
  • St. Thomas More Church, 1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville—3-4 p.m. Divine Mercy service. Information: 317-831-4142,

New Albany Deanery

  • Holy Family Church, 129 W. Daisy Lane, New Albany—2-3 p.m. Divine Mercy service with adoration, confession, Divine Mercy Chaplet. Information: 812-944-8283.
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany—3 p.m. Divine Mercy service with adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, confession. Information: 812-944-1184.
  • St. John Paul II Parish, St. Joe Hill Campus, 2605 W. St. Joe Road, Sellersburg—2:30-3 p.m. confession, 3-4 p.m. Divine Mercy service with adoration, Scripture readings, hymns, sung Divine Mercy Chaplet, reception afterward. Information: 812-246-3522.
  • St. Joseph Parish, 312 E. High St., Corydon—2-3:30 p.m. Divine Mercy service with adoration, confession, Divine Mercy Chaplet, veneration of Divine Mercy image, blessing with relic of St. Faustina Kowalska, blessing of religious articles, refreshments afterward. Information: 812-738-2742,
  • St. Michael Church, 101 St. Michael Dr., Charlestown—3-4 p.m. Divine Mercy holy hour. Information: 812-256-3200,

Seymour Deanery

  • St. Bartholomew Church, 1306 27th St., Columbus—3-4 p.m. Divine Mercy service. Information: 812-379-9353.

Terre Haute Deanery

  • St. Joseph University Church, 113 S. 5th St., Terre Haute—2:45 p.m. Divine Mercy service. Information: 812-232-7011, †

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