Divine Mercy Sunday services planned

Divine Mercy Sunday, which is April 27, will be celebrated at parishes around the Archdiocese of Louisville. The following is a listing of parishes that have contacted The Record about their Divine Mercy services. They include:

  • St. Raphael Church, at Bardstown Road and Lancashire Avenue, will begin the celebration with the sacrament of reconciliation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed at 3 p.m. and Mass will begin at 3:15 p.m.
  • St. Paul Church, 6901 Dixie Highway, will offer reconciliation from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 2:45 p.m., followed by the rosary at 2:50 p.m. and the chaplet at 3:10 p.m. Eucharistic adoration will begin at 3:30 p.m. with evening prayer at 3:45 p.m. and Benediction at 4 p.m.
  • Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown, Ky., will begin the celebration with Mass at 2 p.m. Dominican Father Francis Ralph will be the celebrant. Participants are asked to receive the sacrament of reconciliation prior to attending. Mass will conclude with eucharistic adoration, which will include the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m., prayers for a plenary indulgence and periods of silence.The Divine Mercy image also will be available for veneration.
    Father Matthew Hardesty will hear confessions beginning at 2 p.m. for those who already attended Mass and have not been to confession recently. Confessions and prayer will continue until Benediction at 4 p.m.
  • St. Patrick Church, 1000 N. Beckley Station Road, will begin the celebration with reconciliation and veneration of the Divine Mercy image, a relic of St. Faustina and images of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Several priests will be hearing confessions, including Father Martin Linebach, Father Jeffrey Shooner and Marian Father Mark Baron. The rosary will be prayed at 2:30 p.m. and the Divine Mercy hour will begin at 3 p.m. It will include the chaplet, adoration and a blessing and history of the Divine Mercy image. It will conclude with Mass.

In addition, the parish will offer the sacrament of reconciliation and eucharistic adoration on April 26 from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit stpatrick-lou.org or call 244-6083.

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