Thursday, April 9, 2015

7 Quick Takes: 7 Ways to Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday with Children (and Adults too!)

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Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter Sunday.  So this year Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

Last year on Divine Mercy Sunday, it was an extra special day for many reasons, including the great canonization of two Popes: Saint John XXII and Saint John Paul II, pray for us. 

Here is a list of 7 ways to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday.  Don't know much about Divine Mercy Sunday?  No worries!  I'm still learning about this devotion myself with our family and I hope my list here will help our family and others learn more about this beautiful story and devotion.


Photo Credit: Catholic Inspired
If you are looking for a great resource to learn about the Divine Mercy for children (and I'm sure adults will learn a thing or two), look no further than this beautiful ebook created by Jennifer and her husband at Catholic Inspired!  Wow! I just printed mine out and plan to go through it with my children.  It has everything you need to learn about the Divine Mercy, including a life summary of St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy. The ebook is filled with information, as well as fun and easy activities and crafts that the entire family can enjoy!  Be sure to find out more information and purchase this ebook!  


While you are learning about the Divine Mercy, dive into "Divine Mercy fruit platter" filled with raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries.  We ate this last year for the first time and it's an easy enough and healthy enough snack to do it again this year! 



Expose and venerate the Image of The Divine Mercy in your parish or home. "I desire that this image be venerated, first in your chapel, and then throughout the world," Jesus told St. Faustina (Diary, 47). He also said: "Yes, the first Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Mercy, but there must also be acts of mercy, and I demand the worship of my mercy through the solemn celebration of the Feast and through the veneration of the image which is painted. By means of this image I will grant many graces to souls" (Diary, 742). 

St. Faustina was given specific instructions by our Lord when He appeared to her about what the image should look like.  Find out what the ray colors mean and Jesus' promises to those who venerate the image. 




Read a book about Saint Faustina Kowalska, who Jesus appeared to and asked her to have a painting made of her vision with the words “Jesus I Trust in You.”

Do you celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday?  If so, how?  I would love to hear other ways to remember Jesus' infinite mercy and love! 


Anonymous said...

First, WOW it's been a year since they have were canonize? Time flies.
Second, I love the Divine Mercy Chaplet, so we say that. I taught Saint Faustina in my Saints class on Thursday. But I'm not really sure what else we will do. The idea of a sunday looks good. HMMM
Fruit too.

Thanks Tracy!

Chris said...

What an amazing collection of ideas to celebrate DM Sun!!! I canNOT believe it's been a year since our beloved JPII has been canonized!

Fantastic ideas and info! I'd love to share this weekend on my fb page.

Pinning! Love!!

Enjoy all your DM celebrations!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy!
This is a great list! Thanks for including our ebook. And now I'm hungry for ice cream - those sundaes look great!

Hi Emily!

I know what you mean by being surprised about the fast first year of the 2 Pope's canonizations!

I bet your class about St. Faustina was wonderful!

Have a blessed weekend and thank you for stopping by!

Thank you Chris for stopping in and commenting and sharing this post!

Time sure is flying by huh? :)

Have a blessed DM weekend!

Thank you Jennifer for stopping by! And thank you for the great ebook! I would love to do such a wonderful, faith-filled project with my husband :) Have a blessed DM weekend!

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