Send us Your Mercy Lord
From the Desk of Father David
Dear Friends in Christ,
Send us Your Mercy Lord!
For a long time, I thought the word “mercy” only referred to Jesus’ forgiveness. It was not until the Year of Mercy that I learned that mercy is calling on God to come to our aid with His forgiveness, strength, wisdom and love. When we say “Lord have mercy” we are asking God to come to our assistance with all His power and love to save us. It also reminds us that we need God and cannot survive without Him.
Today as we celebrate Mercy Sunday, we stop and remember that in almost every century Jesus has appeared to a saint and asked the saint to remind the world of His tremendous love and mercy that He has for everyone. Many of us grew up with first Friday devotions in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus which grew out of the apparitions when Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and told her of His great love and mercy. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Jesus appear to St. Maria Faustina. It is from these apparitions, we have received the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
I would like to thank all of you who have reached out to me to make sure that I am doing well and to wish me a Happy Easter. Also thank you to everyone for all the ways you are supporting our parish during this difficult time.
Our world is plagued with so many troubles, may we join our voices in calling upon our Lord Jesus to save us and our world physically and spiritually. Jesus, Mary and Joseph come to our aid. Fourteen Holy Helpers pray for us and our world.
In Christ our risen Lord,
Fr. David Bellittiere