Divine Mercy Sunday Cancellation
In collaboration with the local health officials and emergency personnel, the Marian Fathers are cancelling the annual Divine Mercy Sunday outdoor weekend celebration on April 18 and 19. The Marian Fathers deeply apologize to all the dedicated organizers and faithful pilgrims who were planning to be with us. Out of our care and concern for the wellbeing of each person, we do not wish to increase the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Please remember that the extraordinary grace of Divine Mercy Sunday is available to you on that day by receiving Holy Communion in a state of grace. Consider going to Confession prior to Easter, so as not to overwhelm your local parish on Divine Mercy Sunday.
If you are homebound or otherwise cannot attend Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday, you may wish to watch Mass on local television or EWTN.
Even if that is not possible, please remember that you can obtain the graces available on this day by receiving Jesus in your heart with great longing and love — also known as making an act of Spiritual Communion. God will give you all the graces you need because of your great trust in Him. God does not abandon anyone. He is especially close to the broken-hearted and those bound by disease, sin, despair, loneliness, or physical handicaps.
We ask you to join us in praying for all those around the world who have been exposed to or who will be affected by this virus. We ask God for His assistance that we may speedily overcome this disease.