DEVOTIONS TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP
FOLLOWED BY THE BLESSING WITH THE RELIC OF ST. FAUSTINA – EVERY FRIDAY AT 7:00PM MASS YEAR ROUND.
NOVENA TO ST. ANTHONY
NOVENA BEGINS ON TUESDAY MARCH 16 AT 7:30PM AND CONTINUES FOR 13 TUESDAYS ENDING JUNE 8
MASS WILL BE AT 7:00PM FOLLOWED BY A BLESSING WITH THE RELIC OF ST. ANTHONY.
The image of the Divine Mercy originates from a vision that Sister Faustina had in Plock on February 22, 1931. In that vision Christ expressed His desire to have such an image painted and that the words in the signature beneath it be:
Jesus, I trust in You.
The Image represents the risen Christ, whose hands and feet bear the marks of the Crucifixion. From His pierced Heart, not visible in the image, two rays issue forth: red and pale. When asked about their meaning, Jesus explained, the pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the blood which is the life of souls. These two rays issued forth from the very depths of My tender mercy when my agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross. In other words, these two rays signify the Sacraments, and also the Holy Church born of the pierced side of Christ, as well as the gifts of the Holy Spirit, of which water is a symbol in Scripture.
Happy is the one who will dwell in their shelter for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him....I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: ~ Jesus, I trust in You ~ By means of this image, I shall be granting many graces to souls; so let every soul have access to it. I promise that the soul that shall venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over (its) enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory.
Speak to the world about My mercy; let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My mercy; let them profit from the Blood and Water which gushed forth for them. Before I come as a just judge, I first open wide the doors of My mercy. He who refuses to pass through the doors of My mercy must pass through the doors of My justice.