The Feast of Divine Mercy, also known as Divine Mercy Sunday, is the Second Sunday of Easter. Jesus promised to give great graces on Divine Mercy Sunday. Specifically, He told St. Faustina:
“On that day, the very depths of My tender mercy are opened. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. ... On that day, all divine floodgates through which graces fl ow are opened. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment” (Diary, 699).
Divine Mercy Sunday has been celebrated for years as a private devotion however, in the year 2000, St. Pope John Paul II, who himself was an extraordinary instrument of God’s mercy, put this feast on the Church’s official calendar as he raised Sister Faustina to sainthood. Receive Our Lord's outpouring of mercy on this beautiful day!
To receive the grace of Divine Mercy Sunday, there are three conditions that must be met. 1. CONFESSION Go to Confession before or on the day of the feast, (2 weeks prior, up until 2 weeks after) and be in the state of grace on Divine Mercy Sunday itself.
2. EUCHARIST Receive Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday (includes Vigil Masses). 3. TRUST Have the desire to receive the great grace with trust.