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The Feast of Divine Mercy ~ April 28th 
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church is privileged to participate in this special day of grace.

The Novena of Chaplets of Divine Mercy will begin Good Friday.

Sunday, Apr 28th ~ 2:30pm ~ Church
Rosary & Chaplets of Divine Mercy

Confessions will be available on Saturday, April 27th from 4-5pm in the Chapel.

Come join us for an outpouring of Jesus’ mercy.

To faithfully observe the Feast of Divine Mercy, we should:
Celebrate the Feast on the Sunday after Easter. • Go to Confession (As near to the feast day as possible, Saint Faustina went the Saturday before). • Receive Holy Communion (on “Mercy Sunday”). • Perform an Act of Mercy as a part of fulfillment of the feast: Merciful Word - Forgiving and Comforting; Merciful Deed - Any of the Corporal Works of Mercy; Merciful Prayer - Pray for Mercy for someone

Receive Mercy, Show Mercy
The Holy Eucharist is the great Sacrament of Mercy. This miracle of mercy can transform your life when, with deep faith, you receive Jesus in Holy Communion and spend time in adoration of the Eucharist.
Prepare well to receive the Lord in Holy Communion on April 8th, Divine Mercy Sunday, especially by making a good confession before that day. Jesus promised St. Faustina, the Secretary of His mercy, that souls who receive Him worthily in the Eucharist on this day will receive “complete forgiveness of sins and punishment” (Diary of St. Faustina, 300 and 699) So, Jesus is offering us a fresh start on the Feast of Mercy!
Besides receiving His mercy in Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday, Jesus requires that we show mercy to others out of love for Him. He tells St. Faustina, “Yes, the first Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Mercy, but there must also be acts of mercy…I demand from you deeds of mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me” (Diary, 742). We perform works of mercy by our deeds, words and prayers. The work of mercy that holds a prominent place in Sacred Scripture is almsgiving, especially for the benefit of orphans, widows and strangers.

The Promise and the Liturgical Tradition
Why would our Lord promise to pour out such extraordinary graces on this particular Feast Day? If the Octave Day of Easter is truly meant to be, as Pope John Paul II once said, a day of “thanksgiving for the goodness God has shown to man in the whole Easter mystery” then we should not be surprised that He promised the most extraordinary spiritual benefits to those who come to Holy Communion on that day in a state of grace and with the disposition of trust in His merciful love.

The Promise Draws Us to the Sacraments
Our Lord is also emphasizing, through this promise, the infinite value of Confession and Communion as miracles of mercy. He wants us to realize that since the Eucharist is His own Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, it is in the “Fountain of Life” (Diary, 300) the Eucharist is Jesus, Himself, the Living God longing to pour Himself as mercy into our hearts.

The Hour of Great Mercy
Our Lord asked for special prayer at the hour that recalls His death ”At three o’clock implore My mercy, especially for sinners: and if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion…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”.

The Holy Father granted the indulgence “motivated by an ardent desire to foster in Christians this devotion to Divine Mercy...in the hope of offering great spiritual fruit to the faithful,” the official decree said. An indulgence is a remission of the temporal punishment deserved for sins. The indulgence is available to Catholics who fully participate in Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday after Easter.

Daily Mass Schedule
Monday-Saturday
8:30am in the chapel

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil
5:30pm

Sunday Masses
7:30am, 8:30am, 10:00am and 11:30am

Chapel Hours
Daily Rosary
Monday - Saturday 8:00am

Chapel is open
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Saturday
8:00am - 5:30pm

Adoration
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Saturday
4:00-5:00pm or by appointment

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Saturday - CLOSED
Sunday
8:00am - 1:00pm