St. Bernard Parish
547 Elm Street
Rockport, IN 47635
St Bernard Church in Rockport, Indiana

Divine Floodgates are Wide-open on Divine Mercy Sunday!

Divine Mercy Sunday is a very special Sunday when the Divine Floodgates from Heaven are wide-opened and Jesus offers us the total forgiveness of all sins and punishment to any soul, who goes to Confession and receives Him in Holy Communion, on that day.

This has been difficult for many to accept and understand about the Feast of Mercy, now called Divine Mercy Sunday.  The Church, since the Jubilee Year 2000, has been celebrating this feast, but the acceptance and understanding of it, has not been quick enough.

Our dearly beloved Saint Pope John Paul II wrote his last and final statement from his death bed that he prepared to be read on (Divine Mercy Sunday), which came to be the very day after his passing. In it he expressed to the world the great importance and the urgency to understand and accept Our Lord’s incredible gift of Divine Mercy. He said to all the people of the world:

“As a gift to humanity, which sometimes seems bewildered and overwhelmed by the power of evil, selfishness, and fear, the Risen Lord offers His love that pardons, reconciles, and reopens hearts to love. It is love that converts hearts and gives peace.

How much the world needs to understand and accept Divine Mercy!

Lord, who revealed the Father’s love by Your Death and Resurrection, we believe in You and confidently repeat to You…

Jesus, I trust in You, have mercy upon us and upon the whole world. Amen.

On Sunday, April 12th, St. Bernard and St. Martin I Parishes will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday with two hours of Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation at St. Bernard from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  At 3:00 p.m., we will celebrate the close of the Easter Octave with Benediction and by praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  Please join us and experience Our Lord’s bountiful mercy!

“Come back to me with all your heart, don’t let fear keep us apart!”

 *Excerpts taken from www.DivineMercySunday.com website
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