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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Published: March 31, 2016
This year, Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated April 3. The celebration of Christ's resurrection continues with this feast, which recognizes that God's love and mercy endure forever and overcome any sin which separates us from him. This observance is especially importance as we continue to celebrate the Holy Year of Mercy.
The official Year of Mercy Door at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor has allowed each deanery in Arkansas to have its own door of mercy April 2 only. For those who can’t visit the
Those passing through the doors and completing the requirements — going to confession, receiving the Eucharist and praying for the pope’s intentions — can receive a plenary indulgence.
Deaneries that announced locations and schedules for their doors of mercy are listed below. If you don't see your deanery listed or are not sure which deanery your parish falls into, visit our map with list of parishes in each deanery with contact information.
St. Faustina Kowalska is the Polish nun who promoted the divine mercy devotion and was canonized by Blessed John Paul II in 2000. The divine mercy devotion began in the late 1930s by St. Faustina, who had a vision of Jesus where he asked for devotions to divine mercy. On Divine Mercy Sunday, parishes often host holy hours, which might include eucharistic adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Benediction, Praises of Divine Mercy, Litany of the Precious Blood, or other prayers and songs. Some churches also offer anointing of the sick and reconciliation.
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