St. Michael Catholic Church

Divine Mercy Sunday

For the sake of his sorrowful passion...

Divine Mercy Sunday Mass with Bishop Cozzens

Bishop Andrew Cozzens will celebrate the 10:30 AM livestreamed Mass this Sunday, then he and our priests will be offering blessings to parishioners in the turnaround near the St. Michael statue after Mass until 12:15 PM. Please stay in your cars and drive through for a blessing!

Divine Mercy Eucharistic Process

This Sunday, all parishioners are invited to participate in a special community-wide Eucharistic procession. We will  livestream this procession to the parish Facebook page, facebook.com/stmcatholicchurch/. Please note:  We are unable to use the regular church livestream for this purpose, so please look for the LIVE video link on our Facebook page to follow along virtually.

Approximate Schedule and Stops

  • Begin at the St. Michael Catholic Church altar at 3 PM.
  • Leave St. Michael at 3:15 PM and drive to St. Albert.  
  • Arrive at 3:25 PM at St. Albert for five minutes of outdoor Adoration and Benediction near the statue garden.
  • Leave St Albert at 3:35 PM. Process by vehicle down Main Street to 50th Street. Stop at the corner of 50th and Main and withdraw into the vehicle to drive to Engel Haus.
  • Arrive at Engel Haus at 3:45 PM for five minutes of Adoration and Benediction in the parking lot.
  • Leave Engel Haus at 3:55 PM and drive to the parish school. Arrive about 4:05 PM for five minutes of Adoration and Benediction at the Mary Garden.
  • Leave at 4:10 PM and drive to Willow Drive. Process by vehicle down Willow Drive to Iris Lane; turn left to Walnut Avenue and stop at Walnut Park.
  • Withdraw into vehicle and drive to The Legacy. Arrive at 4:25 PM for five minutes of Adoration and Benediction.
  • At 4:35 PM, load up and drive east to Mason Avenue. Process by vehicle north to 47th Street. Turn right to Mcallister Avenue. Turn right to Frankfort Parkway. Withdraw into vehicle and drive to church.
  • Arrive back at the St. Michael Catholic Church parking lot about 5 PM for five minutes of Adoration and Benediction near the St. Michael statue.
  • Head into church to complete procession and resume Adoration.

Please join us as you are able, keeping in mind social distancing guidelines. Please do not convoy between stops; we do not want to disrupt traffic flow on city streets!

Prayers and Music for the Procession

O Salutaris by St. Thomas Aquinas

O salutaris Hostia,
Quae caeli pandis ostium: 
Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur, fer auxilium.
Uni trinoque Domino 
Sit sempiterna gloria,
Qui vitam sine termino 
Nobis donet in patria.
Amen.

Translation

O saving Victim, opening wide,
The gate of heaven to man below!
Our foes press on from every side;
Thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.

To Thy great name by endless praise,
Immortal Godhead, one in Three;
Oh, grant us endless length of days,
In our true native land with Thee. Amen.

Tantum Ergo by St. Thomas Aquinas

Tantum ergo Sacramentum 
Veneremur cernui:
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui:
Praestet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui.

Genitori, Genitoque
Laus et jubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio:
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio. Amen.

Translation

Down in adoration falling,
Lo! the sacred Host we hail,
Lo! o'er ancient forms departing
Newer rites of grace prevail;
Faith for all defects supplying,
Where the feeble senses fail.

To the everlasting Father,
And the Son Who reigns on high
With the Holy Spirit proceeding
Forth from each eternally,
Be salvation, honor blessing,
Might and endless majesty. Amen.

Holy God We Praise Thy Name by Ignaz Franz

Holy God, we praise Thy Name;
Lord of all, we bow before Thee!
All on earth Thy scepter claim,
All in Heaven above adore Thee;
Infinite Thy vast domain,
Everlasting is Thy reign.

Hark! the loud celestial hymn
Angel choirs above are raising,
Cherubim and seraphim,
In unceasing chorus praising;
Fill the heavens with sweet accord:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord.

Divine Mercy Novena

Jesus asked St. Faustina that the Feast of the Divine Mercy (the Sunday following Easter, this year it is Sunday, April 19) be preceded by a Novena of Chaplets to the Divine Mercy, which would begin on Good Friday.   “The Lord told me to say this chaplet for nine days before the Feast of Mercy. It is to begin on Good Friday. ‘By this novena, I will grant every possible grace to souls.'" (Diary 796)

Please join our parish in praying this novena beginning Friday, April 10. Instructions and intentions can be found on the Marian Father's Divine Mercy website. Novena pamphlets are available in the church gathering space. You can also pray along with Relevant Radio 1330 AM every day at 3 PM or with the Relevant Radio app.

...have mercy on us and on the whole world.