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Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Hamilton, Ohio
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The Divine Mercy

The Divine Mercy Image

The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.

Divine Mercy Sunday at Queen of Peace

The feast of Divine Mercy is celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter.

Come, Sing, and Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday, April 8th at 2:00pm. Queen of Peace Church will again be celebrating Divine Mercy with a special program. This program will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions. The Holy Rosary will be recited, there will be a hour of Mercy, the Divine Chaplet Chant, Eucharistic Procession on the Church Grounds and completed with hospitality and fellowship.

Desired by Our Lord Jesus Christ…

The desire for emphasis of the celebration of Divine Mercy was expressed by Our Lord, in His revelations to St. Faustina. We read in her writings, “My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the font of My mercy.” “Let no should fear to draw near Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity.”

St. Faustina

This message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God's mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread.


For more information on The Divine Mercy, visit www.thedivinemercy.org/message


The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Opening Prayer
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!(3x)

On rosary beads, begin:
Our Father, Hail Mary, the Creed.

On the Our Father beads, pray:
Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

On the Hail Mary beads, pray:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

In conclusion, pray three times:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.


For a more detailed description of how to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, click here


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"There is nothing more man needs than Divine Mercy – that love which is benevolent, which is compassionate, which raises man above his weakness to the infinite heights to the holiness of God."

—St. John Paul II
Shrine of Divine Mercy in Cracow, Poland
June 7, 1997

St. John Paul II

Divine Mercy and the Apostolate for the Dying

We have recently formed a new group in our parish called The Apostolate for the Dying who have made a commitment to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy each day at/or as close as possible to, the 3 O’clock Hour of Mercy for those who are sick and who may die that day. If you know of anyone who needs our prayers, or if you would like to join us in this beautiful work of mercy, please contact Myrna Heister at myrna.heister@fioptics.com or leave a voicemail or send a text message to 562-0249. We are also willing to visit the bedside of anyone who is in need of prayer at the request of the family.