Sunday 3 April is Divine Mercy Sunday, a Feast Day instituted by Saint John Paul II on the occasion of the canonization of Sister Faustina on 30 April 2000, and which is now celebrated on the Sunday after Easter.
This year’s Divine Mercy Sunday takes place during the Year of Mercy instituted by Pope Francis. Mercy is at the heart of the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. No matter how we go wrong in life, the mercy of God awaits us. The Feast of Divine Mercy reminds us of this great gift offered to us.
To mark the Feast Day and the Year of Mercy, the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin has produced a small leaflet entitled “How to go to Confession.” This is aimed at people who may have fallen away from the practice of Confession. The leaflet is an invaluable source for those who wish to go back, but are shy or embarrassed because it is a long time since they went to Confession and they may not be familiar with how to approach the sacrament. It is also there for those who do go to Confession but may wish to reflect further on enriching their experience of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Copies of this new resource leaflet will be made available in churches across the diocese this coming weekend. The leaflets have been designed so as they are small enough to fit into a purse or a wallet.
For more information please see www.kandle.ie.