Did your pastor promote Divine Mercy Sunday?
The Church made this feast a universal one a few years ago. The Divine Mercy Sunday privilege we can gain is incredible: If we receive Communion worthily that day, make a worthy Confession within around 20 days before or after, and venerate a Divine Mercy image, we obtain remission of all temporal punishment for our sins. Of course, Jesus demands "deeds of mercy" from us; we must be merciful ourselves.
So, the question is: Did your pastor and assistant priests promote the Feast of Divine Mercy? Did they tell about it in the parish bulletin? Did they mention it in sermons? Did they have it mentioned in the announcements at the end of Mass? Did your parish have a Divine Mercy Celebration?
Hope you have some edifying good news to report from your parish. And if not, maybe you can start a big push for Divine Mercy Sunday in your parish for next year.
Sorry to see, incidentally, that this week's (April 21) issue of The Tidings contained no mention of Divine Mercy Sunday and its magnificent privilege.