The Second Sunday of Easter is called DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY. In Divine Mercy in My Soul: Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Jesus revealed to Saint Faustina a nine day novena that He desired to be prayed in preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday. The novena was to begin on Good Friday and to be prayed each day of the Triduum and of Easter Week in preparation for the glorious Feast of Mercy which was to take place on the Eighth Day of Easter (The Sunday after Easter Day) (See Diary #1209-1230).
This Novena of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy can also be prayed throughout the year. Our Lord said to St. Faustina: “encourage souls to pray the Chaplet…whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death…when they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the Just Judge but as the Merciful Saviour…Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this Chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite Mercy.
DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET IN SONG
You can pray and sing along to this version of the Chaplet at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5TGfisOKMM
PRAYERS FOR THE DYING
ST. JOSEPH is the Patron Saint of the Dying. Here are two versions of a prayer booklet with prayers for the dying, particularly seeking the intercession of St. Joseph. The first one has some prayers to be applied to yourself for a Happy Death. The second version has the same prayers worded so that you can pray them on behalf of someone else. It is a great Act of Mercy to pray for the dying. Let us offer these prayers for all those who may be in their last moments, especially in and around Sheffield.
MASS IN TIME OF PANDEMIC
Recently the Congregation for Divine Worship has promulgated these prayers for the offering of a Mass ‘In Time of Pandemic.’ I will let you know on the bulletin when I am offering such a Mass. You may like to join in with the prayers of this Mass which implore God’s help during these times.