FROM THE PASTOR:
Divine Mercy Sunday
Sister Faustina was graced to receive daily private revelations from Jesus by which He revealed to her the abundance of His Divine Mercy. On April 30, 2000, St. Pope John Paul II canonized Sister Faustina and declared the 2nd Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. With the canonization, the message of Mercy of Jesus Christ spread to the whole world which is desperately in need of God’s abundant grace. On December 8, 2015, Pope Francis began an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy for the Church and the world.
From the Divine Mercy picture, we see from the Heart of Jesus, the Blood and Water of the sacramental life of the Church is poured forth. It is this wounded heart that shines forth the rays of God’s purification and sanctification on the Church and the world. As we pray for the mercy of God, we are also called in a unique way, to be a source of His outpouring by being pierced ourselves.
Here are five actions that bring about the purification and sanctification of our personal life and the life of the world. They help us to share in the wounded heart of Jesus Christ: (1) Consent and choose the sufferings freely that come on your way of life, (2) Rejoice in all that you suffer, (3) Offer all your sufferings to God the Father in union with Jesus, (4) God purifies you and the world through your offering of suffering, and 5) God sanctifies you and the world through your life.
Fr. Louis Reddy Maram Reddy