In these tough and uncertain times we need to trust in the Lord and turn in prayer to His unfathomable mercy.
The Novena and Chaplet of Divine Mercy can be prayed at any time. However, the best time of the year to start this novena is Good Friday (this coming Friday, April 2). This novena will then end on Saturday, April 10 on the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday.
English - The Divine Mercy Novena and Chaplet
Arabic - The Divine Mercy Novena and Chaplet
After the prayer for each day of the Novena, say the Divine Mercy chaplet.
The Divine Mercy Sunday
In a series of revelations to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska in the 1930s, our Lord called for a special feast day to be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. Today, we know that feast as Divine Mercy Sunday, named by Pope St. John Paul II at the canonization of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000.
In all, St. Faustina recorded 14 revelations from Jesus concerning His desire for this feast.
Nevertheless, Divine Mercy Sunday is NOT a feast based solely on St. Faustina's revelations. Indeed, it is not primarily about St. Faustina — nor is it altogether a new feast. The Second Sunday of Easter was already a solemnity as the Octave Day of Easter. The title "Divine Mercy Sunday" does, however, highlight the meaning of the day.