- Sep 18, 2020
Celebrating Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday at the Roman parish of Santo Spirito, Pope Francis said the current COVID-19 coronavirus is an opportunity to practice mercy toward the poor and those who are suffering, particularly in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, will celebrate a special livestreamed Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m. (EDT) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.
Ken Eldridge is a stained glass artist for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont. For years, the local man had donated his time to create or restore stained glass windows for the parish.
The pontiff urged the faithful to continue to seek reconciliation, or confession, because “every time we are forgiven, we are reassured and encouraged.”
The path of righteousness highlighted by the Lord Jesus on this Divine Mercy Sunday is offered to all people willing to give it, ask for it, and seek a renewed culture that embraces and generously shares it.
The Mercy Bus visited the town squares and shopping centers of Scotland, offering people a chance to go to confession, or just chat to a priest. The initiative was in answer to Pope Francis’s call for the clergy to to go out to the people and take the Church to them.