Divine Mercy Sunday
Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated annually on the first Sunday after Easter. In 2022, this falls on April 24.
Q: What is a Plenary Indulgence?
A Plenary Indulgence removes all temporal punishment due to forgiven sin (“Temporal punishment” is the “making up” for sin to which we are obliged after we are forgiven). A Plenary Indulgence can be applied to one’s self or to anyone who is deceased. A Plenary Indulgence can be gained once per day.
Pictured: Marian High School students paint a 8-foot oil painting of the Divine Mercy in 2019.
Q: How do I obtain a Plenary Indulgence this Divine Mercy Sunday?
Complete all three of the normal conditions for gaining any Plenary Indulgence:
1. Sacramental Confession within 20 days of Divine Mercy Sunday
2. Eucharistic Communion
3. Prayers for the Pope’s Intention.
Complete one of two specific works required on Divine Mercy Sunday:
In any church or chapel, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honor of Divine Mercy
OR in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or reserved in the tabernacle, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. “Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!”).”