The Second Sunday of Easter is also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. Divine Mercy Sunday observances are often conducted at or around 3 p.m., to signify the hour of Christ’s death. The devotion is popular not only during the Easter season, but throughout the year as well — particularly in the form of chaplets, a series of prayers using the rosary. Exposition, adoration and Benediction also are common features of Divine Mercy prayer rituals.
Here is a listing of devotions taking place April 24, 2022 in parishes across the Diocese of Rochester.
St. Hyacinth Church – 61 Pulaski St.
Adoration from 12-3 p.m.
Confession from 1-2:30 p.m.
Benediction and Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited 10 minutes before Mass at St. Patrick Church, Moravia, St. Patrick Church, Aurora and Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
St. Stanislaus Church – 7646 Whitehead Hill Road
Rosary after 11 a.m. Mass sponsored by Rosary Altar Society
St. Mary Church – 95 N. Main Street
Divine Mercy Service at 3 p.m.
St. Mary Church – 155 State Street
Divine Mercy image for veneration, confessions, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and adoration, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Litany of Divine Mercy from 12-1 p.m.
St. Mary Church – 38 Elizabeth Street
Closing of the Divine Mercy Novena at 3 p.m.
St. Mary Church – 224 Franklin Street
Closing Service for the Divine Mercy Novena at 3 p.m.
Our Mother of Sorrows Church – 5000 Mt. Read Blvd
Reflections from the Diary of St. Faustina, homily by Father Joseph Martuscello on Divine Mercy, Exposition and Benediction. Divine Mercy Chaplet and rosary will be recited. The Sacrament of Reconcilation will be offered from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist Church – 2400 West Ridge Road
Divine Mercy Chaplet, Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction will take place following 10 a.m. Mass
St. Lawrence Church – 1000 N. Greece Road
Adoration from 3-4 p.m.
Divine Mercy Chaplet and Litany from 3 p.m.
St. Mark Church – 54 Kuhn Road
Holy Hour with Exposition, readings, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction at 2:30 p.m.
The Parish of the Holy Family – 4100 Lyell Road
Confessions at 1 p.m.; Exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 2 p.m.; Reading at 2:15 p.m.; Rosary for Era of Peace at 2:30 p.m.; Solemn Divine Mercy prayers at 3 p.m.; and Solemn Closing and Benediction at 3:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Peace Chapel – 130 Exchange Street
The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed at 2 p.m. The service will be sung.
St. Anthony Church – 312 Locke Road
Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m. (after 2 p.m. Mass)
St. Joseph Church – 1209 Rush West Rush Road
St. Marianne Cope Parish will conclude its Divine Mercy novena with a service on Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Joseph Church in Rush. Father Malachy “Eloo” Nwosu will preside at the service. There will also be a free-will offering for Catholic Relief Services for the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
Christ the King Church – 445 Kings Highway South
Confessions from 2-3 p.m.
Benediction and Holy Hour from 3-4 p.m.
Immaculate Conception Church – 113 N. Geneva Street
Deacon George Kozak will lead a Divine Mercy Service with recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, rosary, adoration and Benediction at 3 p.m.
St. Catherine of Siena – 309 Siena Drive
Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m.
Church of the Holy Spirit – 1355 Hatch Road
Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m.
St. Michael Chapel – 312 Liberty Street
There will be a Eucharistic Holy Hour beginning at 3 p.m. Prayers include the Divine Mercy Chaplet with the hour ending with Benediction
St. Louis Church – 64 S. Main Street
Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction after 10:30 a.m. Mass
St. Ambrose Church -25 Empire Blvd.
Holy Hour with Eucharistic adoration, Benediction and recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m.
St. Stanislaus Church – 1124 Hudson Ave.
Adoration, Hour of Mercy and Divine Mercy Chaplet from 3-4 p.m.
Sacred Heart Cathedral – 296 Flower City Park
Expositon of the Blessed Sacrament and brief homily on the message of Divine at 3 p.m.; Confessions during adoration from 3-3:45 p.m.; Singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:45 p.m.; Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 4 p.m.
St. Dominic Church – 97 W. Main Street
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions from 1:30-3 p.m.; Reflection on Divine Mercy at 2:45 p.m. and Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and Benediction at 3 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist – 55 Martha Street
Divine Mercy Mission from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Mission includes Exposition of Blessed Sacrament (1:30 p.m.), Divine Mercy talk (1:40 p.m.), Confessions begin (1:45 p.m.), Chaplet of the Divine Mercy (2:30 p.m.), Benediction and reposition of the Blessed Sacrament (2:40 p.m.), Free will offering to Sisters of Reparation (2:50 p.m.), Veneration of the first class relic of St. Faustina (3 p.m.), Exposition of Blessed Sacrament (3:25 p.m.), Evening Prayer (4 p.m.) and Benediction and Reposition (4:15 p.m.)
St. Patrick Church – 115 Maple Ave.
The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy will be prayed 15 minutes before the Saturday Vigil Mass and Sunday Morning Masses. There will be Eucharistic adoration at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Chaplet will be prayed at 3 p.m. and the Benediction will take place at 4:10 p.m. Confessions will be heard from 3-4 p.m.
St. Mary of the Lake Church – 905 N. Decatur St
Holy Hour at 3 p.m.
St. James Church – 503 Clark Street
Confessions will begin at 1 p.m. From 2:30-3:30 p.m., there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers and devotions in honor of the Feast of Divine Mercy.