Letter From Fr. Peter:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This weekend is Divine Mercy Sunday. 
In her Diary, St. Faustina speaks of a special promise given to her by Jesus, which he told her to communicate to the world:
“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy (699).”

In three separate places in her Diary, St. Faustina tells us what our Lord’s promises us will be the specific, extraordinary grace we can receive on Divine Mercy Sunday:I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy (1109).”“Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment (300).”“The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion will obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment (699).”This is a day of immense grace and Jesus simply tells us that to receive these graces, the only condition is to receive Holy Communion worthily (meaning in the state of grace) on Divine Mercy Sunday (or the Vigil celebration) by making a good confession beforehand and staying in the state of grace and trusting in His Divine Mercy.  The grace is a “complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.”  What that means is that not only are all our sins forgiven, but that all the time that we would have to spend in Purgatory is also obliterated.

Because of this Feast I would encourage everyone to avail yourselves to confession.  As a reminder, I will be available for confessions tonight from 5-6pm, Friday from 12-12:30, Saturday morning before morning mass from 7:30 – 8:30 am, Saturday afternoon from 3-4pm, as well as after Saturday evening mass from 5:15-6:30pm.  We are planning to have some time after the evening mass with adoration and confessions.  We will expose the Blessed Sacrament, then we will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, then there will be confessions for about an hour.  Again, please take advantage of these huge opportunity. 

Blessings to you all,
Fr. Peter Wigton