Divine Mercy Sunday was revealed to Saint Faustina and it is the first Sunday after Easter Sunday. On Divine Mercy Sunday Catholics can get all of their sins totally wiped out! (No matter how bad their sins are even if they were like a dictator's!) by
(1) making a good and as complete Confession as possible and
(2) Receiving Holy Communion and also
(3) venerating the Divine Mercy Image of Jesus.
Jesus would also like people to do this Novena from Good Friday to Divine Mercy Sunday: Novena. If the most evil Catholic in the world did these things and then died afterwards they would go straight to Heaven! Maybe you can get your Parish to hold this Novena next year?
Jesus revealed this Special Novena to Saint Faustina to begin on Good Friday in preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday. But like all novenas it can be said at any time and repeated continually. Some people start it again on Divine Mercy Sunday and continue to repeat it again every nine days so that every day throughout the year they continue to bring one of these intentions to Jesus the Divine Mercy. Each day the intention can be included in our Morning Offering. So in the hope of getting many people united each day praying for the same intention of the novena you can use the calendar below which has the first day of the novena highlighted in an orange colour and join us in praying for the same intentions everyday. We have started on Divine Mercy Sunday the 11th of April but everyone is welcome to join in with us.
Today bring to Me the Souls of all mankind especially sinners, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me.
Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins, but upon the trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Oh omnipotence of Divine Mercy,
Salvation of sinful people,
You are a sea of mercy and compassion;
You aid those who entreat You with humility.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and
especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of
Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, show us Your mercy, that we may
praise the omnipotence of Your mercy forever and ever. Amen.
Today bring to Me the souls of priests and religious, and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave Me the strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them, as through channels, My mercy flows out upon mankind.
Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in us, that we may perform worthy works of mercy, and that all who see us may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.
The fountain of God's love,
Dwells in pure hearts,
Bathed on the Sea of Mercy
Radiant as stars, bright as the dawn.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company (of chosen ones) in Your vineyard - upon
the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your
blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son, in which they are enfolded,
impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the
way of salvation, and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for
ages without end. Amen.
Today bring to Me all devout and faithful souls, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought Me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were that drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness.
Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by that most wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.
The miracles of mercy are impenetrable,
Neither the sinner nor just one will fathom them,
When you cast upon us an eye of pity,
You draw us all closer to Your love.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son.
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, grant them Your blessing and surround
them with Your constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose
the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and
Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen.
Today bring to Me the pagans and those who do not yet know me. I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.
Most Compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of pagans who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.
May the light of Your love,
Enlighten the souls in darkness,
Grant that these souls know You,
And, together with us, praise Your Mercy.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of pagans and of those who as yet do not know
You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them
to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is
to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for
endless ages. Amen.
Today bring to Me the souls of heretics and schismatics, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart; that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church, My wounds heal, and in this way they alleviate My Passion
Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of heretics and schismatics. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to adore the generosity of Your mercy.
Even for those who have torn the garment of Your unity,
A fount of mercy flows from Your Heart.
The omnipotence of Your mercy, Oh God,
Can lead these souls also out of error.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of heretics and schismatics, who have
squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in
their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son
and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they,
too, are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Bring it about that
they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.
Today bring to Me the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who would keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. Only the humble soul is able to receive My grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence.
Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy, and they are the heavenly Father's favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.
A truly gentle and humble soul
Already here on earth the air of paradise breaths,
And the fragnance of her humble heart
The Creator Himself delights.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek and humble souls, and upon the souls of little
children, who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart
of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance
rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all
goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You
take in them: bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the
praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.
Today bring to Me the souls who especially venerate and glorify My mercy, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over My Passion and entered most deeply into My Spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death.
Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy. These souls are united to Jesus and carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.
A soul who praises the goodness of her Lord,
Is especially loved by Him.
She is always close to the living fountain
And draws graces from Mercy Divine.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest
attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate
Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds
of mercy, and their spirit, overflowing with joy, sings a canticle of mercy to
You, O Most High! I beg You O God: Show them Your mercy according to the hope
and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the
promise of Jesus, who said to them: I Myself will defend as My own glory,
during their lifetime, and especially at the hour of their death, those souls
who will venerate My fathomless mercy.
Today bring to Me the souls who are in the prison of Purgatory, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice.
Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of the purifying fire, that in that place, too, the power of Your mercy may be praised.
From the terrible heat of the cleansing fire
Rises a plaint to Your mercy.
And they receive comfort, rereshment, relief
In the stream of mingled Blood and Water.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in
the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of
Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was
flooded, manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny.
Look upon them in no other way than through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly
beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and
Today bring to Me souls who have become lukewarm, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: "Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will." For them, the last hope of salvation is to flee to My mercy.
Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love let these tepid souls, who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love; and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.
Fire and ice cannot be joined;
Either the fire dies, or the ice melts.
But by Your mercy, O God,
You can make up for all that is lacking.
Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls, who
are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of
Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your son and by His three-hour agony
on the Cross: Let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy.
The opening prayers of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
We begin and end these prayers by making the sign of the Cross with our right (for most people! or left hand for the rest. )hand on ourselves from our forehead to our belly button and from left shoulder to right shoulder while saying “In the name of the Father ( touch forehead ) and of the Son ( touch belly button ) and of the Holy ( touch left shoulder ) Spirit ( touch right shoulder ) Amen.” We can then say the above 3 O' clock prayer ( this prayer is optional for the Chaplet ) followed by one “Our Father” one “Hail Mary” and the “Apostles Creed”
(Jesus asked St Faustina to say this prayer at 3 O'clock.)
“You expired Jesus,
but the source of life gushed forth for souls
and an Ocean of Mercy
opened up for the whole world.
O Fount of Life,
unfathomable Divine Mercy,
envelop the whole world
and empty Yourself out upon us.”
“O Blood and Water which gushed forth
from the Heart of Jesus
as a fount of Mercy for us,
I trust in You”
Please remember though that at every Hour it is Three o'Clock somewhere in the world.
Who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name,
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven,
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.Amen
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with you,
Blessed are you among women,
and Blessed is the Fruit of your womb, Jesus,
Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of our death. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of Heaven and Earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended into hell;
on the third day He rose again, from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Catholic Church,
the communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the Resurrection of the body
and Life Everlasting. Amen.
On the large beads we say this prayer:
“Eternal Father we offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of your dearly Beloved Son our Lord Jesus Christ in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.”
then on each of the ten small beads we say:
“For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”
We repeat that process of large bead and ten small beads for the five decades around the rosary ring. Conclude the five decades (the full rosary ring) with this prayer said three times
Holy Mighty One,
Holy Immortal One,
Have Mercy on us,
and on the Whole World. Amen
We can finish with the “Sign of Cross” again.
The world needs Mercy and if Mercy is asked for then Mercy will be given but if Mercy is not asked for then Justice will be given.
Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul © 1987 Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, Stockbridge, MA 01263. www.thedivinemercy.org Used with permission and gratitude.