We were blessed to be able to have a parish celebration this year for Divine Mercy at St. Brendan's. What a grace to receive the Plenary Indulgence given with this Feast Day. A most special day for all of us.
On the day of Sister Faustina’s canonization, 30th April 2000, the Pope, St. John Paul II, instituted the feast of Divine Mercy for the whole Church.
The Lord Jesus told St. Faustina: I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Mercy (Diary 299). I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and 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 Fount of My Mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened (Diary 699).
The Lord Jesus said to Sister Faustina: The Feast of My Mercy has issued forth from My very depths for the consolation of the whole world (Diary 1517).