DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
This feast, introduced to the Church by St John Paul II, celebrates Jesus the Son of God.
JESUS IS THE DIVINE MERCY – and the feast calls us to recognize in Him the infinite Mercy given to all humanity on the Cross.
SIMPLE AND POWERFUL PRAYER
The simple and direct prayers honour God’s Mercy and implore His Mercy for ourselves and our troubled world.
The prayer is prayed on the Rosary beads. On the ‘Our Father’ bead, pray: “Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ in atonement for our sins and the sins of the whole world.”
On the ‘Hail Mary’ beads, pray: “Eternal Father, for the sake of Jesus’ most sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”
At the end of the five decades, pray three times: “Holy God, Holy mighty One, Holy immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”
The Hour of Mercy
Jesus asked Saint Faustina to celebrate the Hour of great Mercy, which is the hour when He died on the cross. He promised that from this prayer of the chaplet of Divine Mercy said during this hour, tremendous graces would be given to all. This can be applied to other people as well, especially for the dying and the suffering souls in purgatory. Jesus invites Sr Faustina:
“At three o’clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy… In this hour I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion. (Diary, 1320).
As often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it. Invoke it’s omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners, for at that moment, mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world – mercy triumphed over justice.
Try your best to make the Stations of the Cross in this hour, provided that your duties permit it; and if you are not able to make the Stations of the Cross, then at least step into the chapel for a moment and adore, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, My Heart which is full of mercy. Should you be unable to step into the chapel, immerse yourself in prayer there where you happen to be, if only for a very brief instant.” (Diary, 1572)[Cf. http://www.michaeljournal.org/faustina.htm]
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Remember in Prayer
Kevin Seymour, May Houlihan, Leo Coul, Bryon Webster, Kevin Lovell, Imelda Gauci, Vince Fitzgerald, John Lyons, Joan Sandral, Pauline Kerr, Cliff Broderick, John Hickey, Mark Fitzgibbon, Pat Kelly
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WRAP WITH LOVE
Forthcoming dates for the work at 9.30am in St Mary’s Hall: April 20th; May 4th & 18th; June 1st, 15th, 29th; July 13th, 27th; Aug 10th, 24th; Sept 14th, 28th; Oct 12th, 26th; Nov 9th, 23rd; Dec 7th, 21st. Please put these dates in your calendar… Because the editor of the Sunday Bulletin has senior moments! Thank you.
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DIVINE MERCY & ADORATION SUNDAY 12th Apr. 3PM AT ST MARY’S COROWA
In honour of today’s Feast Day, there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3.00pm. Adoration will be from 3.00pm until 4.00pm, concluding with Benediction; music of Westminster Cathedral Choir (London) singing traditional Latin Benediction hymns will be used. All welcome! … Pray for our world. Next year is the Holy Year of Mercy, called by Pope Francis; today we pray in advance for a profound personal and world renewal.
FORTHCOMING MEETINGS / EVENTS
13.04. (Mon) 12noon: Ministers’ Assoc. Choc Factory.
16.04 (Thu) 1.45pm CWL in Hall
17.04 (Fri) 10am: Anointing Mass in Hall
18-19 Apr (weekend)Fr Vin Walsh for Masses
20.04 9.30am Hall: Wrap with Love
Advance Notice: Karinya & Family / Local Rosaries will begin in May. Information will be available to all families next Sunday. A list of those willing to attend/host the Rosary once a week will be in the Bulletins during May.
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THE JOURNEY CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM
This week “The Journey” includes Wisdom from the Abbey with Sr Hilda Scott who talks to us about facing obstacles, Bruce Downes “The Catholic Guy” inspires you to Dream, and Trish McCarthy talks about the importance of rest in our lives. Tune into LIFE 101.9 FM and 98.5 THE LIGHT Albury Wodonga Sun 11am or go to www.radio.dow.org.au where you can listen in and subscribe to weekly shows.
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MASS INTENTIONS 11th – 12th April
6.30pmMass (Leslie O’Halloran, John Nolan)
9.00am Mass (For all parishioners)
Monday 13th St Martin
9.00am Mass (Keith Rippingale; Dianne Mardling)
Tuesday 14th (Healing/Peace for families of missing members)
Wednesday 15th 9.00am Mass (Dec. Priests
& Sisters formerly of St Mary’s Corowa)
Thurs 16th 11.40 Novena & Mass
(CWL deceased & families)
Friday 17th 10am Anointing Mass in Hall
(Thanksgiving for Jesus’ Redeeming Love)
8.45am Rosary & Mass (John Rippingale; May Houlihan)
6.30pm Vigil Mass (Kevin Seymour, Mark Fitzgibbon)
9.00am Mass (All parishioners)
Roster for 18th – 19th April
6.30pm – O’Halloran Fm
9.00am – CWL
6.30pm – A Norman R Packer
9.00am – P Lemmon
6.30pm – K O’Halloran J Lowden
9.00am – K Flower K King
Altar: N Warhurst
6.30pm – D & E Clohessy
9.00am – T Moroney
6.30pm – E Tidd S Knight
9.00am – O & S Aitkin
Collection: J Taylor
Counters: R Packer I Brooks