We are the caring, healing, vibrant Catholic Eucharistic faith communities, who celebrate and promote the Divine Mercy of God through prayer and service.
We proclaim Christ - yesterday, today and forever greater through a variety of liturgical, devotional, musical and educational experiences.
Jesus, We Trust In You
in our ongoing process of bridge building and community making.
April 17, Holy Thursday
7:00 pm, Mass of the Last Supper, St. Hugh
(Adoration of Blessed Sacrament until midnight)
April 18, Good Friday *Day of Fast and Abstinence*
1:00 pm, Liturgy of Good Friday, St. Hugh
3:00 pm, Divine Mercy Novena begins, St. Hugh
6:00 pm, Stations of the Cross, St. Hugh
April 19 , Holy Saturday
12:00 Noon, Easter Basket Blessings, St. Hugh
1:00 pm, Easter Egg Hunt, St. Hugh
3:00 pm, Divine Mercy Novena (Day 2), St. Hugh
7:30 pm, Easter Vigil Service and Mass, St. Hugh
April 20, Easter Sunday
8:30 am, Easter Mass, St. Mary’s
8:30 am & 10:30 am, Easter Mass, St. Hugh
10:30 am, Easter Mass, Sacred Heart
3:00 pm, Divine Mercy (Day 3), St. Hugh
Service consists of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Chaplet of Mercy, scripture, homily and Benediction. Come and immerse yourself in God’s healing Easter mercy blessings. His mercy endures forever.
And the Extra-ordinary Grace promised by Jesus:
On April 30, 2000, His Holiness John Paul II, in response to the wishes of the Christian faithful, declared that “the Second Sunday of Easter henceforth throughout the Church will also be called Divine Mercy Sunday” (cf. Homily: 30 April 2000 and Decree: Congregation for Worship). The desire for this celebration was expressed by Our Lord to St Faustina, and can be found recorded in her Diary:
...My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy.
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. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. …
The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy (Diary 699).
A Parish Retreat on the Spirituality of Pope Francis
Recently, Fr. Andy Alexander and Maureen McCann Waldron gave a retreat to a parish in Hawaii. Each talk over the three evenings was about an hour, and are available in mp3 audio format and a video format. Click HERE for audio or video of these informative and inspiring talks. From their website...
"In preparing the three nights of the retreat, it became clear to us how much of Pope Francis' message is shaped by the Gospel and the movements of the Spiritual Exercise of St. Ignatius.
His message has been as challenging as it is consoling. The media has covered only a portion of Pope Francis' message.
From the time we first saw Pope Francis on the balcony, asking us to pray for him, we knew he would be very special. In this retreat, we examine his words and how they help us grow in our relationship with Jesus. Each evening's presentation ends with time for individual prayer - you can pause the recording to pray during that time. Then there are helps for praying with each theme the next day.
We share these three presentations to assist us all in hearing his message and in letting his message - the message of the Gospel - become a retreat for us all. May we all grow in a sense of our God's loving mercy for us, in his call to us, and in our mission today to serve those on the margins."