For those of you who come to our church, you may obtain copies of the Divine Mercy novena in the vestibule of the church. You can also check this link: http://thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/novena.phpFor those of you who would prefer a more traditional version of Divine Mercy devotions, we provide the following link. http://www.revcastor.com/divine_mercy.pdf. This link gives you the novena, litany, chaplet and background information on the Divine Mercy devotion as given to St. Faustina as it was before Vatican II. The text comes from the period when the devotion was just starting to be promoted. This edition of the devotion can only to be used for private use. It is not allowed to use these prayers for public devotion in church because only the official versions of the chaplet and novena may be used in public.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY TRIDENTINE MASSES
Once again this year there will be two Holy Masses in the Extraordinary Form at the Hour of Divine Mercy on Divine Mercy Sunday:
One at Windsor’s Assumption Church at 3:00 PM and one at Detroit’s St. Joseph Church at 3:00 PM. The usual 9:30 AM Tridentine Mass at St. Josaphat Church will also be celebrated.
Note that there is no specific Feast of Divine Mercy in the Extraordinary Form. The Sunday After Easter is called Low Sunday, to distinguish it from the highest of high Feasts the week before. Nevertheless the Church permits the devotions of Divine Mercy to be celebrated in conjunction with this Mass. (Tridentine Community News 4/17/2011)
To learn more about Divine Mercy in general:http://thedivinemercy.org/index.php
The schedule will be as follows:
Holy Thursday – 7:00PM
Good Friday – 1:30PM
Holy Saturday – 8:00PM
Photos of these liturgies will be posted. Keep checking for updates.