April 14, 2023

Dear Friends,

Terra Sancta Ministries will be hosting Divine Mercy Sunday again at St. Joseph Chapel (400 South Blvd. West, Pontiac, MI 48341) this Sunday, April 16.  Mass will be at 1:00 pm (not Noon).  We will have a full schedule from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.  We welcome Fr. Jeff Allen as our speaker and presider.  Our schedule is the following:

(11:00 am) Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament

  • (11:30 am-1:00 pm) Confession:

(11:30 am) Talk: Fr. Jeff Allen (“Divine Mercy: From the Practical to the Spiritual”)

(12:30 pm) Rosary & Confessions:

(1:00 pm) Holy Mass: Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM

(2:15 pm) Exposition & Confessions:

  • Relic of St. Faustina: Veneration & Blessing
  • (2:20 pm) Talk: Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM (“Fatima and Divine Mercy”)

(3:00 pm) Hour of Mercy: Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Eucharistic Benediction

The “special grace” of the Divine Mercy Sunday is the equivalent of a complete renewal of baptismal grace in the soul (the complete forgiveness (remission) of sins and punishment)—like a second Baptism.  (A Plenary Indulgence consists only of the remission of temporal punishments for the committed sins, but is never the remission of sins itself.)  You must simply receive Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday worthily (in a state of grace) and make a good Confession within 21 days before or after April 16.

We have Epiphany Water.  It is a most powerful Holy Water for blessing and protection against the demonic.

To communicate with me, please DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL but email me directly at [email protected] or call/text me at (313) 727-9784.  Jesus, our Divine Mercy, we trust in you!

In Jesus, Mary & Joseph,
Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM
Spiritual Director of Terra Sancta Ministries