Plenary Indulgence for Divine Mercy Sunday
Our Lord's Mercy grants forgiveness of all sins and punishment on the Feast of Divine Mercy, Mercy Sunday....mercy for even the most hardened sinners!
It is the Sunday of Divine Mercy, the Feast of Mercy!
On Sunday, April 3rd, the first Sunday after Easter, the Catholic Church will celebrate the feast of the Divine Mercy.
The Vatican grants this plenary indulgence on Divine Mercy Sunday to all who take part in the prayers and devotions held in honor of the Divine Mercy, have gone to sacramental confession, receive Holy Communion, recite the Our Father and the Apostle's Creed, and also adding a devout prayer (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!) and recite a prayer for the intentions of Supreme Pontiff.
We want to encourage everyone to take advantage of this incredible promise and the additional Plenary Indulgence on this great Feast of Mercy "Divine Mercy Sunday". We want you to benefit fully from these promises, and we also want you to notify all of your family and friends about them too and urge them to return to the practice of their faith!
In a decree dated August 3, 2002, the Apostolic Penitentiary announced that in order “to ensure that the faithful would observe this day (Divine Mercy Sunday) with intense devotion, the Supreme Pontiff himself established that this Sunday be enriched by a plenary indulgence -- the promise of complete forgiveness of all sins and punishment, or in other words, this grace is equal only to the one we receive in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism.
Jesus promised that, "The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain the complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.
On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet.... Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy.”
He went on to say "I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy."