Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Divine Mercy Sunday 2008- Louisiana Style (Parish Locations and Events)

Please note this Entry is very incomplete. I was hoping to have more locations up by 2 pm Thursday(today) which was my goal. I intend to have severa more locations listed at the very least in each of the Seven Louisiana Dioceses where one can go and participate in Special Divine Mercy Sunday Devotions. I shall to continue to update with more Parishes and more info till Saturday morning so you might wish to book mark. If your Parish is not included leave it in the comments and I shall add. I shall also be providing links and info as to this Devotion as well as the great Graces and benefits that the Lord is giving through to those that participate this Sunday in His feast of Mercy.

Please note I have tried to list if Confession is available as to each the Divine Mercy Sunday Devotion and Service in each Parish. However if it is not and you wish to receive the Plenary Indulgence (Offical Church Decree located here) you can still go to Confession at any time up to Divine Mercy Sunday. See the bottom parapraph of the EWTN piece on the Divine Mercy itself another great Resource. Consult your priest but it appears that Confession a few days after will suffice. Oh if you are visiting and wondering about all this Indulgence stuff go here. For those ill or that can't go to Church that day also go here to see what to do. Oh and what is the relation between the Promise and the Indulgence. Go here to The Indulgence versus The Promise

Diocese of Alexandria
Divine Mercy Services:

Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Alexandria, 2-3 p.m., Confession, 3-4 p.m., Holy Hour

St. Alphonsus, Hessmer, 1 p.m. Confession, 3 p.m., Chaplet, prayers

Mary, Mother of Jesus, Woodworth, 2 p.m., Confession, 3 p.m., Singing Chaplet, 3:30 p.m. Mass

Immaculate Conception, Natchitoches, 3 p.m., Latin Mass, Chaplet following Mass

Diocese of Baton Rouge
St. Agnes Church in Baton Rouge will have a major service. Rosary starts at 2:30 pm. Chaplet follows at 3 p.m Mass Follows

St. Joseph the Worker Church in Pierre Part. Divine Mercy Mass at 3 pm according to their bulletin

Our Lady of Mercy Church in Baton Rouge.I have taken a look at their Parish Bulletin and they are really involved in the Devotion and the Novena. The bulletin is encouraging people to go to St Agnes at 3 pm. It says the Feast will be celebrated at this Sunday Vigil and regular Masses. It is not clear to me from that if the chaplet itself will be said before or after . Call their office at 926-1883 for more details.

St John the Evangelist in Plaquemines. According to the Baton Rouge Catholic Newspaper they shall be having a service. Call their office 687-2402 or the Rectory for details 687-1587
Diocese of Houma- Thibodaux

ST. HILARY OF POITIERS in Mathews - Mass honoring divine mercy,Sunday, March 30. Confession
heard at 2 p.m. Divine mercy chaplet and Mass at 3 p.m. with Veneration of divine mercy picture.

Holy Savior in Lockport. Divine Mercy Sunday, exposition of the BlessedSacrament at 2:30 p.m.; and hourof mercy at 3 p.m. with praying of the divine mercy.

St Francis de Sales Cathedral In Houma. The feast of divine mercy traditionally celebrated on the first
Sunday after Easter will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St.Francis de Sales March 30 starting at 1:30 pm beginning with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The rosary will be prayed as well as the chaplet of
divine mercy. There will be time foreucharistic adoration as well asconfession. The celebration will end with Benediction. Everyone is invited to come and pray for theconversion and sanctification of
our families, our country and our world, for peace in Jerusalem and the countries at war. The feast day commemoratesthe message of God’s mercy as revealed to St. Faustina Kowalsha, a young Polish nun with the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Krakow, Poland.

Diocese of Lake Charles

St Theodore Catholic Community in Lake Charles. Begins at 1 PM with the showing f “Tell All Souls about My Mercy” and ending at :30 PM with an hour of prayer and adoration. Call Irene
at 855-6723 for more information.

Diocese of Lafayette:
Mercy Fest--full day outdoor event including music, children's and youth ministry, games, free food, national speaker, confessions, Eucharistic Procession and Mass 10am - 5 pm St. Francis Cabrini Field
910 N. Frederick St
.Kaplan, La
for more

Archdiocese of New Orleans

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, New Orleans 1802 Tulane Ave-1:30 p.m. adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, followed by the Holy Rosary, 2:30 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet sung by the renowned, Kitty Cleveland and Holy Mass at 3:00 p.m., with Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes as the main celebrant.

Our Lady of the Lake in Mandeville.Parish celebration of this Feast will be on Sunday, March 30, 2008,
beginning at 3:00 p.m. with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet, Reconciliation starting at 3:30 p.m., quiet prayer time with veneration of The Divine Mercy image, and concluding with Benediction from 4:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

St Genevieve Church in Slidell.11:00 am Mass until 3:00 pmSt. Genevieve will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday withExposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacramentfrom12:15 pm - 3:00 pm, Holy Rosary at 2:00 pm, Chapletof Divine Mercy at 2:45 & closing Benediction at 3:00

Diocese of Shreveport

St John Berchmans Cathedral in Shreveport Louisiana. Divine Mercy Holy Hour starts at 2:30 pm.


Anonymous said...

Diocese of Lafayette:
Mercy Fest--full day outdoor event including music, children's and youth ministry, games, free food, national speaker, confessions, Eucharistic Procession and Mass

10am - 5 pm
St. Francis Cabrini Field
910 N. Frederick St.
Kaplan, La

for more info:

James H said...

thanks i will add that tonught