Divine Mercy Sunday in the Diocesan Shrine of Divine Mercy in Menevia Diocese of Wales
What an amazing, beautiful Grace filled day
Our celebrations started with the Saturday evening vigil Mass with four Masses celebrated on Divine Mercy Sunday Itself with the Chaplet offered before each one.
We were blessed with Fr Liam & Fr Rob, two visiting priests who tirelessly ministered the healing sacrament of penance to the many people, some who had come especially for confession as the church was full and numbers had to be limited for Covid safety.
Canon Jason Jones started the special afternoon celebrations with the blessing of images of Divine Mercy which people had brought with them or purchased in the shop.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed with prolonged time of Adoration with the Rosary and litany of Divine Mercy, readings and reflections and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
The celebrations continued with the 3pm Holy Hour of Mercy announced by the recently installed bell which chimed the third hour and is blessed and “ baptised” as Faustina to ring out and proclaim each day the Mercy of God.
Concluding the various devotions during the Hour there was and individual bench/ family Benediction and veneration of the first class relics of Saint Faustina and Saint John Paul II.
During the 2 hour period of Adoration, two visiting priests were able to hear continuous confessions of the faithful.
We were delighted to welcome Father Rob Davies to the Divine Mercy Mass. As well as helping with confessions he was the celebrant of the Mass and it was one of his first Masses as he was ordained during the pandemic last September.
Thanks also to Father Liam Bradley who helped with confessions