Newsletter 19th April 2020
May I wish you all a very happy Easter once more as we celebrate on Sunday the last day of the Easter Octave. I have you all in my prayers as I celebrate Mass each day and keep a candle lit in front of Our Lady.
Thank you to all those who have sent messages, cards, emails and good wishes for Easter. Thank you to those who have managed to send their Easter Offering. It is very much appreciated, Fr Chris.
Today we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday which has a particular
poignancy for us all in the face of his terrible scourge of the Corona
virus. Certainly we must ask for mercy from God. That he will bring
an end to this affliction. A most powerful prayer is the Chaplet of
Divine mercy which I sent out with the newsletter last week. It Calls
on our Heavenly Father to have mercy on us and the whole world in
view of Christ’s atoning suffering and death. For the sake of his
sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and the whole world is the
Many people pray the Chaplet at 3 O’clock the time of our Lord’s
Death with this particular prayer:
You expired, O Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls
and an ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.
O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole
world and empty Yourself out upon us.
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a
fount of mercy for us, I trust in You. Amen.
This would be a most powerful thing to do: As Our Lord said to St
Faustina: “At three o’clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment,
immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the
hour of great mercy for the whole world. I will allow you to enter into My mortal sorrow. In this hour, I
will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion…” (Diary, 1320).
We can pray for an end to this pandemic
We can pray for the sick, particularly those who are without their family and dying alone.
We can pray for sinners who are dying and need to repent. This is a great act of mercy
We can pray for all the health care workers that Our Lord will be with them and protect them.
Just as many stop each week to clap our health care workers we Christians should even more pray for
So we can all pray together and as families together. An ongoing Novena.
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