We Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday April 23, 2017
Come and join us for prayer and devotions at The Historic Church of St. Peter as we address the plight of those suffering and in need of Divine Mercy as a result of the drug overdose and death epidemic afflicting our area.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions beginning at 1:00 p.m.
During the Jubilee Year of 2000, St. Pope John Paul II established the second Sunday of Easter to be Divine Mercy Sunday on the universal Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar. The universal church each year since the inception of this Feast has celebrated the devotion of Divine Mercy which Jesus revealed through St. Faustina. In Brownsville we will have a beautiful liturgy for this yearly celebration at The Historic Church of St. Peter beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The faithful will participate in this special liturgy including Eu- charistic Adoration, Benediction, Confessions and recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The vocal accompaniment of our choir will truly make this a beautiful and inspiring afternoon of devotion.
Recognizing the great suffering that our community and nation experiences as a result of the opioid epidemic threatening our people, we will invoke the Lord’s Divine Mercy upon our community, the families and individuals afflicted by this disease.
We will watch a video that portrays the great work of Community Cenacolo (Italian word for the Cenacle – the Upper Room). Cenacolo (chen-AH-ko-lo) requires an intense commitment to prayer and work from those in residence. The results of this faith-based approach to healing has been extraordinary. The individuals healed by their encounter with Jesus are far beyond typical treatments. Those afflicted are being permanently healed by the grace of God so abundantly present through the work of Cenacolo.
The witness of those residing at Cenacolo, in the video, concerning their progress in faith and healing is truly inspiring and gives us hope for those we know and love. We will have a local young man speak about his personal journey through the darkness of addiction to healing and attaining the light of Christ. He will share his experience and provide particulars about Cenacolo for those who would like to further investigate this grace-filled organization as a potential source of healing for their loved ones.
This is an invitation to God’s Mercy! The special presentation will be followed by the Holy Hour filled with prayers of mercy from the Diary of St. Faustina! We invite you to join us for a unique time for prayer, healing, thanksgiving and consecration of the family to The Divine Mercy.