National Shrine Seeks Volunteers
We are grateful that you are interested in volunteering here at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. We depend on volunteers to assist us in guiding our visitors on their pilgrimages.
Who Can Volunteer
- Although our services are religious in nature, any member of the community is welcome to volunteer.
- Volunteers under 18 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult.
- Groups are welcome to volunteer together.
- We appreciate volunteers who speak other languages.
What are the Volunteer Opportunities
- Greeting, including welcoming pilgrims and parking guidance
- Pilgrim Assistance, including information and golf carts for the disabled
- Ushering, including Collections
- Office Support
- Grounds and Maintenance, including gardening
- Special Event support, including Divine Mercy Sunday, Encuentro Latino, and other Special Events/Ethnic Days
When are Volunteers Needed
- Year round and for special events:
- Hours needed vary for weekdays, weekends, special events, and at different times of the year
- Weekly, monthly
- We particularly need volunteers on weekends year-round
Please call our Coordinator of Volunteers for further information.
You may use the year- round volunteer form online or PRINT IT OUT and mail it to us.
The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy
P.O. Box 951
Stockbridge, MA 01262
e-mail: [email protected]
phone: (413) 298-1114
Prayer to be Merciful to Others
O Most Holy Trinity! As many times as I breathe, as many times as my heart beats, as many times as my blood pulsates through my body, so many thousand times do I want to glorify Your mercy.
I want to be completely transformed into Your mercy and to be Your living reflection, O Lord. May the greatest of all divine attributes, that of Your unfathomable mercy, pass through my heart and soul to my neighbor.
Help me, O Lord, that my eyes may be merciful, so that I may never suspect or judge from appearances, but look for what is beautiful in my neighbors’ souls and come to their rescue.
Help me, that my ears may be merciful, so that I may give heed to my neighbors’ needs and not be indifferent to their pains and moanings.
Help me, O Lord, that my tongue may be merciful, so that I should never speak negatively of my neighbor, but have a word of comfort and forgiveness for all.
Help me, O Lord, that my hands may be merciful and filled with good deeds, so that I may do only good to my neighbors and take upon myself the more difficult and toilsome tasks.
Help me, that my feet may be merciful, so that I may hurry to assist my neighbor, overcoming my own fatigue and weariness. My true rest is in the service of my neighbor.
Help me, O Lord, that my heart may be merciful so that I myself may feel all the sufferings of my neighbor. I will refuse my heart to no one. I will be sincere even with those who, I know, will abuse my kindness. And I will lock myself up in the most merciful Heart of Jesus. I will bear my own suffering in silence. May Your mercy, O Lord, rest upon me.
You Yourself command me to exercise the three degrees of mercy. The first: the act of mercy, of whatever kind. The second: the word of mercy — if I cannot carry out a work of mercy, I will assist by my words. The third: prayer — if I cannot show mercy by deeds or words, I can always do so by prayer. My prayer reaches out even there where I cannot reach out physically.
O my Jesus, transform me into Yourself, for You can do all things ( Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, Paragraph 163).