Divine Mercy Week, 2021

2021 April 2
Gailestingumo savaitė 2021
Gailestingumo savaitė 2021

„I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Divine Mercy“, – Jesus revealed to St. sister Faustina upon his first apparition. He has also repeated this request several more times.

The first Sunday after the Easter finalizes the celebratory octave of Resurrection, implying the particularly close relation between the mystery of Atonement and the mystery of Divine Mercy. Indeed the passion, death and resurrection of Christ is the greatest revelation of God’s merciful love. The Feast of Mercy is not simply a celebration of this mystery, it is also a very special time of graces for the people. Jesus spoke: „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. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet.“ (Diary of St. Faustina, 699)

Preparation for the Feast of Mercy starts with praying the novena beginning from the Good Friday. We pray the Chaplet of Mercy for nine consecutive days in unity with the Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross for our salvation, joining the love that Father pours upon His Son and – via the Son – upon us. Jesus Himself has given the Chaplet of Mercy to St. sister Faustina in Vilnius, on 13-14th of September, 1935.

We are kindly inviting you to write down the names of the persons in whose intent you wish to pray during the Week of Divine Mercy. For example, you could pray for them to be blessed, healthy, liberated from addictions and other private intentions, also to pray for the deceased persons entrusting them to God’s Mercy. The intents can be written online: https://bit.ly/3sfyDE8

Every Holy Mass being held from April 4th to 11th will be dedicated in your written intentions. The intentions will be placed at the feet of Merciful Jesus on 4th of April at 12 PM.

Live broadcast of adoration and the Holy Mass: https://bit.ly/3cflUvm

1st of April, Holy Thursday
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
15.00 Hour of Mercy
18.30 Liturgy of the Hours: Evening Prayer
19.00 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
20.00 The Mass of the Lord’s Supper

2nd of April, Good Friday
Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners, and immerse them in the ocean of My Mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me.
15.00 Hour of Mercy and reflection of the Way of the Cross. (The Divine Mercy Novena begins. Day one)
18.00 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
19.00 Reflection of the Way of the Cross
20.00 The Mass of the Veneration of the Cross. Prayers by the crucifix until the Holy Saturday

3rd of April, Holy Saturday
Today bring to Me the Souls of Priests and Religious, and immerse them in My unfathomable Mercy. It was they who gave me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through channels My Mercy flows out upon mankind.
15.00 Hour of Mercy (The Divine Mercy Novena. Day two)
20.00 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
21.00 The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

4th of April, Easter Sunday
Today bring to Me all Devout and Faithful Souls, and immerse them in the ocean of My Mercy. These souls brought me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness.
7.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Povilas Narijauskas
10.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Valdemaras Lisovski
11.25 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
12.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Povilas Narijauskas
15.00 Hour of Mercy (The Divine Mercy Novena. Day three)
15.45 The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy (in Polish)
16.00 Holy Mass (in Polish), Fr. Valdemaras Lisovski
18.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Elijas Markauskas
19.00 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
20.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Andrius Narbekovas

5th of April, Easter Monday, Second Day of the Easter
Today bring to Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not know Me, I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My Mercy.
10.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Povilas Narijauskas
11.25 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
12.00 Holy Mass, Metropolitan Archbishop of Vilnius Gintaras Grušas
15.00 Hour of Mercy (The Divine Mercy Novena. Day four)
15.45 The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy (in Polish)
16.00 Holy Mass (in Polish), Fr. Elijas Markauskas
17.25 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
18.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Valdemaras Lisovski
19.00 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
20.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Andrius Narbekovas

22.00 Live broadcast of all-night adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on “Marijos radijas”

6th of April, Tuesday
Today bring to Me the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church, and immerse them in the ocean of My Mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion.
10.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Andrejus Lazarevas
11.25 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
12.00 Holy Mass, Auxiliary Bishop of Vilnius Darius Trijonis
15.00 Hour of Mercy (The Divine Mercy Novena. Day five)
15.45 The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy (in Polish)
16.00 Holy Mass (in Polish), Fr. Ruslan Vilkel
17.25 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
18.00 Holy Mass, Mons. Vytautas Grigaravičius
19.00 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
20.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Ričardas Doveika
22.00 Live broadcast of all-night adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on “Marijos radijas”

7th of April, Wednesday
Today bring to Me the Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of Little Children, and immerse them in My Mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. I favour humble souls with My confidence.
10.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Povilas Narijauskas
11.25 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
12.00 Holy Mass, Metropolitan Archbishop of Vilnius Gintaras Grušas
15.00 Hour of Mercy (The Divine Mercy Novena. Day six)
15.45 The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy (in Polish)
16.00 Holy Mass (in Polish), Fr. Eduardas Kirstukas
17.25 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
18.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Virginijus Veprauskas
19.00 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
20.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Mindaugas Kučinskas
22.00 Live broadcast of all-night adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on “Marijos radijas”

8th of April, Thursday
Today bring to Me the Souls who especially venerate and glorify My Mercy, and immerse them in My Mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death.
10.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Ramūnas Norkus
11.25 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
12.00 Holy Mass, Cardinal Audrys Juozas Bačkis
13.30 Holy Mass, Fr. Arūnas Jankauskis
15.00 Hour of Mercy (The Divine Mercy Novena. Day seven)
15.45 The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy (in Polish)
16.00 Holy Mass (in Polish), Fr. Miroslav Grabovski
17.25 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
18.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Nerijus Pipiras
19.00 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
20.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Algirdas Akelaitis
22.00 Singing Gospel According to John. Live broadcast of all-night adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on “Marijos radijas”

9h of April, Friday
Today bring to Me the Souls who are in the prison of Purgatory, and immerse them in the abyss of My Mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice.
10.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Jonas Cikana
11.25 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
12.00 Holy Mass, Archbishop Emeritus of Kaunas Lionginas Virbalas SJ
15.00 Hour of Mercy (The Divine Mercy Novena. Day eight)
15.45 The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy (in Polish)
16.00 Holy Mass (in Polish), Fr. Jurgis Vitkovski
17.25 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
18.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Gediminas Jankūnas
19.00 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
20.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Rolandas Bičkauskas
22.00 Live broadcast of all-night adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on “Marijos radijas”

10th of April, Saturday
Today bring to Me the Souls who have become Lukewarm, and immerse them in the abyss of My Mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: ‘Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.’ For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My Mercy.
10.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Domingo Avellaneda Cabanillas IVE
11.25 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
12.00 Holy Mass, Auxiliary Bishop of Vilnius Arūnas Poniškaitis
15.00 Hour of Mercy (The Divine Mercy Novena. Day nine)
15.45 The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy (in Polish)
16.00 Holy Mass (in Polish), Fr. Marek Dettlaff OFM Conv.
17.25 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
18.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Stasys Kazėnas SJ
19.00 Prayer of The Holy Rosary
20.00 Holy Mass, Mons. Kęstutis Latoža
21.00 Virtual Ecumenic Torchlight Procession. Singing the Revelation to St. apostle John at the Shrine of Divine Mercy.
22.00 Live broadcast of all-night adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on “Marijos radijas”

11th of April, Divine Mercy Sunday.

Grace and peace to you from him who is and was and is to come.
7.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Povilas Narijauskas
10.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Valdemaras Lisovski
12.00 Holy Mass, Metropolitan Archbishop of Vilnius Gintaras Grušas
Live broadcast on TV LRT PLUS and radio „Marijos radijas”
15.00 Hour of Mercy
15.30 Holy Mass (in Polish), Auxiliary Bishop of Vilnius Arūnas Poniškaitis
17.00 Holy Mass (in English), Metropolitan Archbishop of Vilnius Gintaras Grušas
 Live broadcast on “EWTN Global Catholic Network” to USA and other countries all over the world
18.30 Holy Mass, Fr. Elijas Markauskas
20.00 Holy Mass, Fr. Andrius Narbekovas
22.00 Holy Mass (in French), Fr.. Frédéric Simonis
          Live broadcast on “Radio Esperance”

The Shrine will be open for confessions from 10.45 to 20.00 during Divine Mercy Week

 

Meetings and conferences

Monday, 04.05
19.00
Algirdas Petronis. Inner struggles in relationships.

„Most of us grow up without any experience of an unconditional love and that impairs our ability to trust in each other and give ourselves as a gift” (Amoris laetitia) (live broadcast on the Shrine of Divine Mercy Facebook page)

Tuesday, 04.06
19.00
Artūras Svirbutas Success story for a young family. “Love needs devoted time, when you put everything else aside” (Amoris laetitia) (live broadcast on the Shrine of Divine Mercy Facebook page)
21.00
An evening of testimonials with guests Rimas ir Lina Šapauskai, an event on Zoom (registration on the Shrine of Divine Mercy Facebook page and www.gailestingumas.lt)

Wednesday, 04.07
19.00
Justa Petronienė. Mourning: „when the death hits us with its sting“ (Amoris laetitia) (live broadcast on the Shrine of Divine Mercy Facebook page)
21.00
An evening of testimonials with guests Liudas ir Sigutė Mikalauskai (live broadcast on the Shrine of Divine Mercy Facebook page)
Thursday, 04.08
19.00
Elena Kosaitė-Čypienė About fruitful love. (live broadcast on the Shrine of Divine Mercy Facebook page)
21.00
An evening of testimonials with guests Jurgita Erminaitė – Šimkuvienė (live broadcast on the Shrine of Divine Mercy Facebook page)

Friday 04.09
19.00
Gintautas Vaitoška How to raise St. Joseph? About boys, growing up in a shadow of girls. (live broadcast on the Shrine of Divine Mercy Facebook page)
21.00
An evening of testimonials with guests Vytautas ir Jurgita Saliniai (live broadcast on the Shrine of Divine Mercy Facebook page)

Saturday 04.10
19.00
Algirdas Petronis Can a difficult conversation bring together?  „In the time of crisis it becomes extremely challenging to communicate, especially with now previous training“ (Amoris laetitia) (live broadcast on the Shrine of Divine Mercy Facebook page)

Live broadcasts of the Holy Mass can be attended every day at 12.00 and 18.00 on “Marijos radijas”.

More information about constant live broadcast from the Shrine can be found at www.gailestingumas.lt

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