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Divine Mercy Sunday

April 23, 2017 ● St. Luke Catholic Church ● 3:00 P.M.

Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.” (300)

I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish.” From the Diary of St. Faustina

Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to my Mercy.”

This world is in great need of God’s Mercy. We see it every day – abortion, euthanasia, and disrespect for the sacred. Our leaders are immoral, & our society takes no notice beyond what violates the letter of man’s law.

God’s just judgment is more than deserved. And yet, Jesus offers us a way we can cast ourselves & our world on His Mercy.

My heart rejoices in this title of Mercy.”

Proclaim that mercy is the greatest attribute of God.

We are invited to bring souls before His throne in the Novena of the Divine Mercy. Each day we lift up a specific group of souls to God’s loving Mercy, and in this way we proclaim His Mercy to the world.

Come join us at St. Luke Church, if you can, for our novena and celebration of the Feast of Mercy. Dates & times are on the reverse side of this flyer

Jesus promises and accomplishes great things through this devotion.

He wants us to ask for this gift of His Mercy.

Take this opportunity to give thanks for His boundless goodness!

All the works of My hands are crowned with mercy.”

My mercy is greater than your sins and those of the entire world. Who can measure the extent of my goodness? For you I descended from heaven to earth; for you I allowed myself to be nailed to the cross; for you I let my Sacred Heart be pierced with a lance, thus opening wide the source of mercy for you.

Come then, with trust to draw graces from this fountain. I never reject a contrite heart.

Jesus, I trust in You!

NOVENA TO THE DIVINE MERCY

The Chaplet and Novena will continue to be prayed at the church each day from Easter Sunday through Fri., April 21 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m. (BEFORE the 5:30 Mass)

The novena prayers and chaplet can be recited at any time of the day during the 9 days, and anywhere. You do not have to be at church to participate.

The Novena is NOT required to obtain a Plenary Indulgence on Mercy Sunday.

THE FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY
will be solemnly celebrated at Church on the Sunday after Easter (April 23rd) at 3:00 p.m. Families are encouraged to attend together.

The service will last approximately 1 hour & will include:

  • Blessing of the Mercy Image
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Praying of the Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • Eucharistic Procession and Benediction
  • Veneration of the Mercy Image with the offering of private petitions
  • Blessing of any religious articles that are brought

Confession will be available beginning at 1:30 pm.

A reception will follow in the social hall. Please bring a light finger food/dessert to share.

A plenary indulgence, may be granted under the usual conditions: sacramental confession (2 weeks before or after the Feast), Eucharistic Communion on the Feast and prayer for the intentions of our Holy Father, to the faithful who, on the Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday, in any church or chapel, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honor of Divine Mercy, or who, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or reserved in the tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!)”. This can be applied to your own punishment due to sin or to someone deceased who may be in purgatory.

The Novena and Chaplet are not reserved only for these nine days of the year. They can and should become a part of our daily prayer life, and especially prayed for the sick and dying.

In gratitude for God’s mercy, we are encouraged to practice the Works of Mercy, in addition to these prayers.

CCC 2447 *: “The works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities. Instructing, advising, consoling, comforting are spiritual works of mercy, as are forgiving and bearing wrongs patiently.

The corporal works of mercy consist especially in feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, and burying the dead. Among all these, giving alms to the poor is one of the chief witnesses to fraternal charity: it is also a work of justice pleasing to God.” * Catechism of the Catholic Church

Building for God’s Honor & Glory

Construction Update

WE MADE IT! Through the hard work and pledges from everyone, we made our goal of collecting $2,000,000 over 5 years! Construction began in February and we will move into our new beautiful church before the end of 2016. Even though we will have collected two million dollars by the end of 2020, we must pay all construction expenses this year.

THANK YOU to so many who have made & continue to make sacrificial donations to the Capital Campaign – every dollar counts! Please consider making a donation today – just click on the red CASH DONATION tab found at the bottom of this page. Together we will watch the foundation, then walls, then our church be built. Together we will know we’ve contributed in Building for God’s Honor & Glory.

Ongoing Pledge Payments/Donations

Here’s an easy way to handle ongoing pledge payments – Set up automatic withdrawals from your checking account/credit card from the comfort of your home computer or smartphone.  Just go to the parish web site www.saintlukesmyrnatn.com on the Cash Donation tab. For security and confidentiality, the parish prefers not to have possession of your credit card number or personal banking information. However, Kathy Nichols can do this for you, if you prefer.

  1. Create a donor profile if you do not already have one.
  2. Log into your account.
  3. Capital Campaign is the first listing in the Donations
  4. Memorial donations can be made In honor or In memory of a friend or loved-one.

Pledge Extension Chart

Monthly Contribution Original            3 year pledge Additional 12 months

new pledge amount

Additional 18 months

new pledge amount

Additional 24 months

new pledge amount

$50 $ 1,800 $2,400 $2,700 $3,000
$100 $ 3,600 $4,800 $5,400 $ 6,000
$150 $ 5,400 $7,200 $8,100 $ 9,000
$200 $ 7,200 $9,600 $10,800 $12,000
$250 $ 9,000 $12,000 $13,500 $15,000

If you have not made a pledge yet, you can simply cross out the line that says “3 year pledge and change it to 4 or 5 years, if you so choose.