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Sunday after Easter dedicated to message of Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy devotion began in late 1930s by St. Faustina Kowalska

Published: April 21, 2017   

Divine Mercy Sunday will be observed April 23 across the diocese.

St. John Paul II put the devotion on the Church’s universal calendar for the Sunday after Easter. St. Faustina Kowalska is the Polish nun who promoted the Divine Mercy devotion and was canonized by St. John Paul II in 2000. The devotion began in the late 1930s by St. Faustina, who had a vision of Jesus where he asked for devotions to divine mercy.

More than 23 parishes will host holy hours for Divine Mercy Sunday, which could include praying the Divine Mercy chaplet, adoration, confession, music and Benediction.


Bella Vista

St. Bernard, 3 p.m.


St. Anne, 2:15 p.m.

Cherokee Village

St. Michael, 3 p.m.

Fairfield Bay

St. Francis of Assisi, 3 p.m.


St. Joseph, 3 p.m.

Fort Smith

Christ the King, 8:20 a.m.

St. Boniface, 9:45 a.m. April 30


Our Lady of Good Hope, 3 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Spanish)

Hot Springs

St. John, 2 p.m.

St. Mary, devotion and potluck, noon-3 p.m.

Hot Springs Village

Sacred Heart of Jesus, 3 p.m.


St. Agnes, 10 a.m.


St. Mark, 10 a.m.

North Little Rock

Immaculate Conception, 3 p.m.

Immaculate Heart of Mary (Marche), 3 p.m.

St. John the Baptist Latin Mass Community, adoration, 12:45-3 p.m.; confessions 2:30-3 p.m.; and chaplet and Benediction, 3 p.m.


St. Joseph, 3 p.m.

Pine Bluff

St. Joseph, 3 p.m.


St. Vincent de Paul, Divine Mercy Celebration 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. April 22 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 23; closing bilingual service 2 p.m. April 23


St. John, 11:30 a.m.


St. James, 2:45 p.m.


St. Joseph, 2:30 p.m.

Van Buren

St. Michael, 3 p.m.


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