Modern devotion to Divine Mercy is rooted in Jesus’s appearances to a Polish nun named St. Faustina Kowalska in the 1930s (between the two world wars). He revealed to her the rays of light coming from his heart and asked for the now-common image with the words “Jesus, I trust in you.” St. John Paul II made it a feast for the whole Church in the year 2000. Come celebrate the feast of Divine Mercy at Queen of Peace this afternoon beginning at 2pm. I will be there to help hear confessions. Thank you to those who prepared for this feast by praying the Novena Chaplet.
Last weekend was my first Easter Triduum as pastor of all three parishes. What an outpouring of grace – 15 baptisms! It takes a lot of planning to make those three liturgies go well. I am very thankful to the choirs, to Jonathan and Michael, to Mary Ricther, and to Deacon Jeff for their roles in those solemn liturgies. I hope the entire Easter season remains one of great joy for you!
St. Peter’s Pastoral council will meet on Tuesday, April 10. I would like to receive nominations during the month of April in all three parishes for new pastoral council members; slips will be in the pews. You may nominate yourself or another parishioner.
Next Saturday I hope to see you at St. Peter in Chain’s spaghetti dinner. Tickets are presale only, so call St. Peter’s office if you haven’t gotten tickets, yet.
Jesus, I trust in you. What a joy to know, love and serve our Risen Lord.