Divine Mercy Prayer Group

Prayers in honour of the Divine Mercy are said after the 7.30pm Mass at Holy Name church on the third Monday of each month, with the Divine Mercy Image displayed in the sanctuary.

The Image of Divine Mercy is an image of the risen Jesus bearing the wounds of His Passion walking towards us into the darkness of our world with His right hand raised in blessing and His left hand pointing to His Immaculate Heart from where two large rays emanate, one red representing His precious blood, which is the life of souls, the pale ray representing water which makes souls righteous. These rays signify the Sacraments of mercy, Baptism and Penance and the Holy Eucharist.

Jesus asked that the Image be venerated throughout the whole world to which He has attached many graces and blessings.

People may think that Devotion to the Devine Mercy has replaced Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This is not true. The Divine Mercy devotion emphasis for today’s world is to honour the reason Jesus died on the Cross to seek mercy for all mankind, and for us mankind, to give witness to our belief in God’s mercy by showing it to others.

The prayers of the Chaplet were dictated by Jesus himself , to Sr Faustina, a Polish nun in her convent of the sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Vilnius, Poland, between 1930 - 1938. It is a powerful prayer of appeasement in atonement for our sins and the sins of the world. Thrust in Jesus is the essence of the message of Divine Mercy. The prayers are directed to His Eternal Father, prayed on Rosary Beads. First we pray the Our Father Hail Mary-and Apostles Creed. Then on the decade beads “ Eternal Father I offer you the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world “

On the smaller beads “ For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world”

In conclusion 3 Times ”Holy God, holy mighty One, holy immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world”. Amen.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart is the flower of love of Jesus.

The Divine Mercy Devotion is the fruit of that flower.

There couldn’t be anything more important for the Church, or the world in this our time than devotion to God’s love and Mercy.