Divine Mercy Sunday

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Here are the words of Jesus to St. Faustina concerning the Feast of the Divine Mercy:

Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. (Diary 300)

 

I want the image solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it. (Diary 341)

 

This Feast emerged from the very depths of My mercy, and it is confirmed in the vast depths of my tender mercies. (Diary 420)

 

On one occasion, I heard these words: 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. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.* [our emphasis] On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will I contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy. (Diary 699)

 

Yes, the first Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Mercy, but there must also be deeds of mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show mercy to our neighbors always and everywhere. You must not shrink from this or try to absolve yourself from it. (Diary 742)

 

I want to grant complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy. (Diary 1109)

 

Mass will be at St. Stephen’s Martyr Church at 5:30pm, 7:30pm, and 10pm.

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“DC Padres” Sunday, April 27th

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Priests’ baseball game

Fr. Greg will be playing for the “DC Padres”, a baseball team of Washington priests and seminarians, on Sun, April 27, 4:30 pm in Southern Maryland.  Transportation and dinner will be provided; we will leave @ 1:30 pm and return in time for the 10 pm Mass.  The game will take place in a professional stadium, and we will catch a portion of a minor league game before the Padres game.  Will be a fun road trip!!

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Good Friday confessions, 12 noon – 6 pm, Newman Center

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Holy Week: A Time for Renewal

It’s Holy Week! Together, the Newman Center and St. Stephen’s offer a variety of events and liturgies to help you live this week united to Christ.

For the complete Holy Week liturgy schedule at St. Stephen’s, please check their website:http://www.ststephenmartyrdc.org/

 

 Holy Thursday

6:30 Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St. Stephen

9pm-12am Adoration at the Newman Center

12am-6am Christ in the Garden (Newman chapel is for open for prayer)

 

Good Friday

12pm-6pm Confessions at the Newman Center

3pm Living Stations of the Cross (acted out by GW Students, takes place at St. Stephen)

5:30pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at St. Stephen

9pm Movie: The Passion of the Christ shown at the Newman Center

 

Holy Saturday

8pm Easter Vigil Mass at St. Stephen- come watch 7 GW Catholics enter the Church!

 

Easter Sunday

There is NO 5:30pm Mass on Sunday, April 20

7:30pm and 10pm Student Masses at St. Stephen

 
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Homily – “Don’t ever get so sad you lose sight of the Resurrection”

GW Homily – 4.6.14

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