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Devotion to Divine Mercy spreading across diocese

EWTN will air history of the original image of Divine Mercy on April 28

Published: April 27, 2019   
Robert C. Alexander
An image of the Divine Mercy stands in front of the pulpit in March 2016 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock.

Divine Mercy Sunday will be observed April 28 across the world and across the Diocese of Little Rock.

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.

EWTN will air “The Original Image of Divine Mercy” Sunday, April 28 from 5-7 p.m. The program will look at the history of the original image of Divine Mercy as well as the events that led to its creation under St. Faustina’s guidance to its current place in the cathedral in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Twenty-seven 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.

Our Lady of Fatima, 3 p.m.

St. Anne, 2:30 p.m.

Center Ridge
St. Joseph, after Mass

Sacred Heart, 3 p.m.

El Dorado
Holy Redeemer, 8:30 a.m.

St. Joseph, 3 p.m. (bilingual), veneration of the Divine Mercy Image and the relic of St. Faustina, adoration and confessions; 4 p.m. potluck and Easter Egg hunt 

Fort Smith
St. Boniface, 10 a.m., children’s choir will sing Divine Mercy Chaplet

Mary Mother of God, 3 p.m.

Our Lady of Hope, 3 p.m. (English) and 3:30 p.m. (Spanish)

Hot Springs
St. John, 3 p.m.

Hot Springs Village
Sacred Heart of Jesus, 2:30 p.m., chaplet and Mass

Blessed Sacrament, 3 p.m.

St. Mark, following 9 a.m. Mass

Mountain Home
St. Peter the Fisherman, 3 p.m., procession and prayer hour

Morrison Bluff
Sts. Peter and Paul, 7;50 a.m.

Mountain View
St. Mary, 11:30 a.m.

North Little Rock
Immaculate Heart of Mary (Marche), 3 p.m.
St. Augustine, 11:30 a.m.

St. Paul, after Mass April 27-28

Prairie View
St. Meinrad, 5:20 p.m. April 27

St. Anthony, after Mass

St. Vincent de Paul, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Divine Mercy Celebration in the gym; service, 2 p.m. Sunday (bilingual)

Saint Vincent
St. Mary, before 8 a.m. Mass and 3 p.m.

St. Ignatius, 10:10 a.m.

St. James, 2:30 p.m.

Van Buren
St. Michael, 3 p.m.

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