How to celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy?
Yes, the first Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Mercy, but there must also be acts of mercy .… I demand from you deeds of mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show mercy to your neighbors always and everywhere. You must not shrink from this or try to excuse
or absolve yourself from it (D. of St. Faustina, 742).
Veneration of the image: The image of Jesus, The Divine Mercy, is to have a special place of honor on the Feast of Mercy—as a visual reminder of what Jesus has given us through His passion and death. Novena and Chaplet: Our Lord specifically told Saint Faustina to recite the Chaplet during the 9 days before the Feast of Mercy.
Confession and Holy Communion: We are being called to be washed clean in Jesus’s love through confession and Holy Communion. No matter how terrible our sins may be, we can begin our lives again. To receive this extraordinary abundance of Grace, we must receive Holy Communion on the actual day of the Feast of Divine Mercy, unless there are grave conditions beyond our control (for example: military service, severely ill or in prison). The Supreme Pontiff himself established that this Sunday be enriched by a plenary indulgence.
1. Celebrate the Feast on the Sunday after Easter.
2. Sincerely repent of all sins.
3. Place complete trust in Jesus.
4. Go to Confession, preferably before that
Sunday due to big crowds.
5. Receive Holy Communion on the day of the
Feast if possible.
6. Venerate the image of The Divine Mercy.
7. Be merciful to others through actions, words,
Archdiocese of Miami: Synod
Recently, Pope Francis announced that there would be a worldwide synod exploring ways in which the universal church can improve its ability to listen to the faithful. The theme for the synod is, “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.” The Holy Spirit continues to guide the church as he has guided her in the upper room at Pentecost.
“Keep us from becoming a ‘museum church,’ beautiful but mute, with much past and little future.” — Pope Francis
Pope Francis reminds us that we must continue to reflect on our life and mission so to better impact the world and increase our ability to encounter Christ. Your participation and input are a necessary and vital piece to this process. We will be announcing the date (s) of our own parish consultive sessions soon.
Our St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Representatives:
- Dackmar Eugene
- Ashley Schwab
- Lina De La Cruz
Throughout the archdiocese of Miami, People will be asked to respond to certain questions which are meant to help us discern as a local church, God’s will, and to pursue the pathways to deeper communion, fuller participation, and greater openness to fulfilling our mission in the world. Once you submit your answers you will be able to attend a gathering here at the parish to discuss these questions in small groups. Whichever way you will be participating, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the questions and to pray for your own discernment as you join in this process.
Catholic Online Resources
- Monday – Saturday: 8:00am- St. Elizabeth Main Church
- St. Elizabeth’s YouTube & Facebook pages – live stream: FACEBOOK CLICK HERE YOUTUBE CLICK HERE
- Radio Paz 830 AM: en Español, escuche en la estación 830 AM.
- Relevant Radio 880 AM or 1080 AM: in English
- EWTN in English: 8 am daily, repeated at noon and 7 pm. It can also be accessed at com/tv/watch-live or heard at ewtn.com/radio/listen-live; or accessed at any time at: https://video.ewtn.com/daily-mass/.
- EWTN en Español: 2 am and 11 am, misa diaria del Papa desde Santa Marta; 8 am, Misa Diaria en vivo. Ir a: https://www.ewtn.com/multimedia/live-es.asp; o escuchela en https://www.ewtn.com/multimedia/live_player-es.asp?sat=radios
- CatholicTV Network: Sunday through Friday in English, Sundays in Spanish. Go to: www.watchthemass.com
Weekend Mass: In the Main Church
6:30pm- Spanish (con transmision en vivo. )
7:00am – Creole
10:30am- English (live streamed)
12 noon- Creole (live streamed)
Live-stream St. Elizabeth of Hungary Mass:
On the archdiocesan website, miamiarch.org : in English and in Spanish from 6 p.m. Saturday through all of Sunday; and from 4 pm Saturday through all of Sunday on our You Tube channel. The English Mass also can be viewed at 6:30 am Sundays on WSFL-39.
La Misa de Español puede ser vista a las 6:30 am los domingos en WLTV 23-Univision y a las 7:30 am y 12:30 pm. Los domingos en el Canal Sur. Visit https://www.miamiarch.org/CatholicDiocese.php?op=Television_Mass.
Television Airs every Sunday morning /Misa atra vez de la Television todos los domingos:
- 6:30 a.m. – Misa en español en Univision 23 WLTV
- 6:30 a.m. – English Mass on WSFL 39
- 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. – Misa en español en Canal Sur
Spiritual Communion Prayers
Act of Spiritual Communion
For those unable or not yet prepared to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist, you are invited to pray the following Act of Spiritual Communion at the time of Holy Communion.
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Acto de Comunión Espiritual
Para aquellos que no pueden o aún no están preparados para recibir el Sacramento de la Eucaristía, se les invita a rezar la Comunión Espiritual en el momento de la Sagrada Comunión.
Creo, Jesús mío, que estás real
y verdaderamente en el cielo
y en el Santísimo Sacramento del Altar.
Os amo sobre todas las cosas
y deseo vivamente recibirte
dentro de mi alma,
pero no pudiendo hacerlo
venid al menos espiritualmente a mi corazón.
Y como si ya os hubiese recibido,
os abrazo y me uno del todo a Ti.
Señor, no permitas que jamás me aparte de Ti.
Have you considered if you have a vocation to the religious life?
This is a link with some simple questions to ask to discern if you might have a vocation to the religious life.