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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC DIVINE MERCY April 1, 2016 9 DIOCESAN COLLECTION GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY - APRIL 16th - 17th PLEASE BE GENEROUS! This collection directly benefits only priests of the Diocese of Marquette. This collection is separate from the annual December collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, which supports retired priests, brothers and sisters of religious orders and institutes. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING! Please remember to bring your Rice Bowl Offering to Mass this weekend. Advertise your business Contact Deacon Steve upc@new.rr.com 1-866-452-5112 TWILIGHT A special issue that deals with end-of-life issues ISSUE DATE MAY 27, 2016 (Ad cut-off = May 10th) Aimed at readers who are exploring the subject of end-of-life issues Timely, service-oriented content to be read and reread for practical tips. The Divine Mercy Chaplet To be prayed using a Rosary Begin with the Sign of the Cross, then pray one Our Father, one Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed. On the Our Father beads pray: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. On the Hail Mary beads pray: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Use the above prayers to continue through all five decades of the Rosary. Complete the Chaplet by praying three times: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. recalls the sacrifice of the Cross and the gift of the Eucharist, the water, in Johannine symbolism, represents not only Baptism but also the gift of the Holy Spirit (cf. Jn 3: 5; 4: 14; 7: 37-39). He asked that this image also include the words, Jezu, ufam tobie, in Polish, or Jesus, I trust in you. The devotions of Divine Mercy and to the Sacred Heart of Jesus are connected. I think the reassurance the Lord gives us in his revelations that he gave to Sister Faustina build on the revelations he gave to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (about his Sacred Heart) and perhaps just in time. Msgr. Steber noted the timing of the Lord and the revelations to St. Faustina happening just before the outbreak of World War II. In some of the darkest times in history, the Lord has poured out his mercy. Hes poured out his graces and raised up saints in the midst of the worlds darkness After that will come a time of judgment. Thats important to hold onto that there will come that time of personal judgment. Msgr. Steber encourages everyone to prepare for Divine Mercy Sunday by reading from St. Faustinas diary. Even portions of that are encouraging, are uplifting, (revealing) the Lords great desire, the mercy of his heart. He speaks in a com- forting way and in an assur- ing way. And then certainly a good confession. Preparing for confession with trust in his mercy. For individual and fami- lies, Father (George) Kosicki used to use a simple way, the ABCs of mercy: Ask for mercy, be merciful, and completely trust in Gods mercy. So, the be merciful, is just like the Holy Father is calling us to live mercy in the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. So, whatev- er way we can act in mercy, thats another great way to prepare and participate, Msgr. Steber said. Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated on April 3, 2016. Parishes will have special services including St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette, from 1:25 until 4 p.m. Eastern. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed and Bishop John Doerfler will give a reflection during the last hour. Learn more about Divine Mercy Sunday and St. Faustina by visiting www.dioceseofmar- quette.org/divinemercy. FROM PAGE 8 e ( d h f i a f h l u t m c m i t w e t p

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