Faith: Divine Mercy Sunday

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(Barbara Ragsdale)

Fr. Patrick Egan, O.S.B, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus church in Cullman, is shown offering Benediction rites during the annual Divine Mercy Sunday services. This religious event takes place each year on the Sunday after Easter and propagates the love and mercy that the Lord shows for everyone who turns to Him. This worldwide celebration was created after Jesus appeared to Saint Faustina, a Polish religious, who had many visits with the Lord. During these encounters He asked her to make everyone aware of His very special Divine Mercy. He also commissioned her to have a representative picture of Him, featuring His Sacred Heart with rays of color, the white, being the blessings of baptism, and the red being the blood, He shed for the world while dying on the Cross. 

Those who attend Divine Mercy services are given full remission of their sins as well as the punishment due for them if they take part in Holy Communion and Confession.

For information on Divine Mercy and any other Sacred Heart of Jesus events, please contact the church office at 256-734-3730.