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Jesus, I Trust In You!

St. Thomas the Apostle Knight’s of Columbus Council 11588 is honored to sponsor the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday in accordance with the mandate given them by John Paul II during his reign.

Mercy Sunday Schedule:


Mass ~ Main Church


Coffee Break ~ Auditorium
Confessions Available


Holy Hour ~ Lower Church


Chaplet of Mercy & Benediction


Veneration of Image of Divine Mercy

The Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Divine Mercy. Our Lord is quoted as requesting that a "Feast of Mercy" be officially established in the Church. He declared (to Blessed Faustina):

This Feast emerges from the very depths of My mercy, and it is confirmed in the vast depths of My tender mercies . . . It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter . . . 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 oceans of grace upon those souls who approach the fountain of My mercy. I want the image (of Divine Mercy) to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy. Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. The soul that will go to confession and receive Holy Communion will obtain complete forgiveness of sin and punishment.

This year, Mercy Sunday is on April 19th. St. Thomas the Apostle will have a parish celebration for the feast of Divine Mercy. It will begin with 12:00 Mass in the Church. Coffee and bagels will be served in the Parish Center immediately following Mass. We will begin a Holy Hour in the lower Church at 2:00 p.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. at which time we will venerate the Image of Divine Mercy. Confessions will be available. In order to celebrate this feast to the fullest and to receive a plenary indulgence, the Novena of Divine Mercy should be said beginning on Good Friday and conclude on Divine Mercy Sunday.

Copies of the Divine Mercy Novena will again be available in the back of the Church and Chapel on Palm Sunday.

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