Explaining the Faith Series- Fr. Chris Alar

On First Saturdays, at 11:00 a.m., Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, gives a talk in the Shrine Church, followed by a special Holy Hour devoted to the First Saturday.  These talks and services are also livestreamed. Please click on that "First Saturday" event, which has a separate description. 


On all other Saturdays, at 11:00 a.m., we will play a video in Memorial Hall, below the Shrine Church, on a movie-sized screen, of a previous talk by Fr. Chris. No reservations are required.

  • The talks are also broadcast on the internet. Please see the HOME page for a link to our YouTube Channel to watch the broadcast online.  You can also watch on our Facebook "Divine Mercy Official" Page.
  • These talks are open to the public to attend!  Topics are listed below.


Topics for the next few months are:


April 9                   What is Divine Mercy?     Part 1

April 16                 What is Divine Mercy?     Part 2

April 23                NO TALK.  Registration Required to join us on Eden Hill.

April 30                 The Image, Novena, Chaplet and Hour of Divine Mercy


May 7                    First Saturday

May 14                 Teaching Mass (Part 1)

May 21                 Teaching Mass (Part 2)

May 28                 Mary, the Mother of Mercy


June 4                   First Saturday

June 11                 Marian Consecration and Devotions

June 18                 Catholicism and the Sacrament of Confession

June 25                 Catholicism and Holy Communion


July 2                     First Saturday

July 9                     Why Would a Loving God Allow Suffering?

July 16                   God’s Mercy Even After Suicide