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Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Hollywood

Everything is the work of God’s Mercy

Saint Sister Faustina, accidentally being a witness of a group of people talking aimlessly, she wrote in her Diary: “My Jesus, how little these people talk about You. They talk about everything but You, Jesus. And if they talk so little [about You], it is quite probable that they do not think about You at all. The whole world interests them; but about You, their Creator, there is silence. Jesus, I am sad to see this great indifference and ingratitude of creatures. O my Jesus, I want to love You for them and to make atonement to You, by my love”. (Diary 804)

To pray, because others do not pray, to pray for those who do not pray — it is especially pleasing to God. The same way it pleases God all efforts made to reach out with His word, there, where generally is not designed to provide room for Him.

Since some years ago, in the world wide known place of entertainment, capital of the movies, world-famous Hollywood, known as a vanity fair, the Devotion to the Divine Mercy is spreading. In 2003, three years ­after the canonization of Sister Faustina, the Image of the Merciful Jesus came from Poland to the local parish of Christ the King. The Image was blessed in Rome by Holy Father John Paul II. The Pope, himself a great devotee to Merciful Jesus, upon the request of Father Zenon Jarzabek and Father George J. Bobowski, signed the Image. The Image was placed in a separate chapel, which also includes the paintings of Saint Faustina and Blessed Father Michael Sopocko. Also, in the Church there is a plaque dedicated to John Paul II. Today, the Image of Merciful Jesus is the only one Icon in the United States signed by God’s Servant John Paul II. This makes this Icon a relic.

The teaching of John Paul II is an important element of the devotion in the parish community, especially among the devotees to God’s mercy. In the Encyclical Letter “Dives in Misericordia”, which is very often studied by Parishioners, the Holy Father wrote: “The Church of our time, constantly pondering the eloquence of these inspired words, and applying them to the sufferings of the great ­human family, must become more particularly and profoundly conscious of the need to bear witness in her whole mission to God’s mercy, following in the footsteps of the tradition of the Old and the New Covenant, and above all of Jesus Christ Himself and His Apostles. The Church must bear witness to the mercy of God revealed in Christ, in the whole of His mission as Messiah, ­professing it in the first place as a salvific truth of faith and as necessary for a life in harmony with faith, and then seeking to introduce it and to make it incarnate in the lives both of her faithful and as far as possible in the lives of all people of good will. Finally, the Church — professing mercy and remaining always faithful to it — has the right and the duty to call upon the mercy of God, imploring it in the face of all the manifestations of physical and moral evil, before all the threats that cloud the whole horizon of the life of humanity today.” (DM VII)

The Pastor, Father Antonio ­Cacciapuoti, with the assistance of his parishioners, took various measures to spread the Devotion to the Divine Mercy through annual congresses, monthly formation and prayers. Guests from around the world: Poland, Philippines and Russia are invited as speakers. Archbishop Kondrusiewicz from Belarus, Bishop Bacani from the Philippines and others. Specially from Poland, from Bialystok — City of Mercy, were present Archbishop Stanislaw Szymecki and Archbishop Professor Edward Ozorowski, who had a series of homilies and lectures, and answered questions asked by parishioners. The answers were published by Oficyna Wydawnicza “Wybor” in a separate book “Dialogues on Divine Mercy” in the series of Library of Mercy. The Library of Mercy was initiated under the supervision of His Excellency Archbishop Edward Ozorowski, Reverend Monsignor Zenon Jarzabek from the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy, and Miss Ewa Bobowska President of the Editorial House “Wybor”. Thanks to these, one of the most important publications related to the Divine Mercy was created. This is a very practical book to which you can refer to, in any situation. It is like a Catechism of the Divine Mercy. In the introduction Archbishop Ozorowski, as always, very carefully explained the nature of the whole project: „This book was created in response to questions received from the parish of Christ the King in Los Angeles, as well as questions asked in various occasions by people in Poland. The questions are divided into three categories: God in His Mercy, Worship of Divine Mercy, Acts of Mercy. These three categories comprise the spectrum of knowledge of God’s Mercy which is helpful in the finding and contemplation of God’s closeness”.

This very new center of devotion to the Divine Mercy has made a considerable contribution to the spreading of this devotion to the Divine Mercy — the Highest Attribute of God. The devotion to the Divine Mercy occupies an important place in the ministry of the Priests serving at Christ the King Parish. Divine Mercy is a way of Life for the parishioners.

I strongly believe that it was God’s Will to bring the Devotion to His Mercy to Hollywood. Now is the Time of Mercy, Divine Mercy. This is the time to bring God’s mercy to all, and I am very grateful to those who supported this idea from the beginning, to those who helped me to share the time of Divine Mercy with the faithful in Los Angeles. Firstly, I would like to give thanks to Merciful Jesus who allowed us to be instruments of His mercy.

Although Sister Faustina lived in Poland, we found so many devoted people to the Divine Mercy here in Los Angeles. I believe that the shrine of Divine Mercy at Christ the King Parish, is not only a place of silence, prayers and contemplation of the Divine Mercy – the most important truth of our faith, in the “Noisy” Hollywood, but the steps to heaven, where we will always venerate God in His Mercy.

Father George J. Bobowski

Divine Mercy Image in Christ the King Church

Since seven years ago the parish of Christ the King in Los Angeles owns its Sanctuary of Divine Mercy.

The Image of the Merciful Christ is venerated in a separate chapel. The Image traveled a long way from Poland, Saint Faustina’s country, through the Vatican to find its place here in Hollywood, on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

The modest nun has heard the words repeated today in uncountable languages: “Tell to the world about my mercy” (Diary 699). Thanks to devotees to God’s Mercy, and especially to Father Antonio Cacciapuoti and Father George J. Bobowski, the echo of these words of Jesus became much louder even in the world’s movie capital — Hollywood. The Image at the Church of Christ the King, one of the contemporary copies of the countenance known through Saint Faustina’s revelations, deserves special ­attention, for it has been blessed by the Holy Father on April 30, 2003 during a special audience in the Vatican. The Great Pope of Mercy, John Paul II has placed his signature on it.

Thus, the Image has been blessed by the Vicar of Christ and together with the simple message of mercy has reached the faithful in Los Angeles. Looking carefully to this image, you will see this exceptional signature.

For many years, the devotion to Divine Mercy has encountered in its way in the Church with serious difficulties and only the commitment of the contemporary Bishop of Krakow Cardinal Karol Wojtyła made possible for these obstacles to disappear. From the beginning the mysticism had been very close to God’s Servant John Paul II, whom as early as in his youth has been interested in the work of Saint John of the Cross. He has dedicated to the Spanish Mystic both his greatest literary work, the poem The Song of the hidden God, and his doctor’s thesis — Doctrina de fide apud S. Joannem de Cruce.

No wonder that he was interes­ted in a contemporary mystic, humble, uneducated nun, who has been chosen by Christ as the Apostle of His mercy. Once again the word of God’s Son has been accomplished: “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.” (Mt 11, 25-27).

The teachings about God’s Mercy are one of the foundations of John Paul II’s Petrine Ministry. In his book “Memory and Identity” there is a separate chapter titled “The Mystery of Mercy”; He wrote: “I recall here Sister Faustina and the devotion to the Merciful Christ initiated by her, I do it also because she belongs to our age [...] Words written in Saint Faustina’s Diary appear to be an special Gospel of God’s Mercy written from the 20th Century’s perspective. The people of this century understood this message. They have comprehended it though this dramatic compiling of the evil, which has been brought by the Second World War and later, by cruelties of totalitarian systems. It is just like Christ wanted to show that the measure of evil, in which the casualty was the man, is finally the Mercy of God.” Thus, in such light we should see the initiative of the devotees of the Divine Mercy, whom — with the Image of Jesus painted for the parish of Christ the King in Los Angeles — first made a trip to the Vatican.

The faithful from the Parish of Christ the King led spiritually by their pastor Father Antonio Cacciapuoti and Father George J. Bobowski prepared themselves for the enthronization of the Image in a separate chapel with prayers and deep reflection during special days of retreat conducted by Bishops from Bialystok — City of Mercy. First, on September 6 and 7, 2003, they have met Bishop Edward Ozorowski, who delivered the lecture titled “Is There a Need to Talk About God’s Mercy These Days?” Also, he blessed a smaller image of the Merciful Christ, which soon after begun its peregrination through the households of the families of the parish which continues until now. As of today, approximately Four Hundred families were blessed to have the Icon in their homes for one week. The Pilgrim Image of Merciful Jesus was donated to the Parish by the President of Bialystok and Miss Ewa Bobowska. Thanks to the Lay Institute of Divine Mercy, Bishop Ozorowski also gave as a gift to every Parishioner of Christ the King his book “Dialogues on Divine Mercy” in English and Spanish, published by the Oficyna Wydawnicza “Wybor”.

The main celebration took place one week later, on September 13 and 14; presided by Archbishop Stanislaw Szymecki from Bialystok, Poland. On the first day’s conference he taught about the “Divine Mercy according to the teachings of John Paul II” and celebrated Holy Mass. The following day, during the solemnly concelebrated Holy Mass, Archbishop Szymecki blessed the Chapel of Divine Mercy in Christ the King Church, the first sanctuary in Los Angeles. This is where the Image of the Merciful Christ found its place. On September 14, the day the Chapel was blessed coincides with the Solemnity of the Elevation of the Cross, the worshippers of God’s Mercy remember this day as the day when Christ dictated to Saint Faustina the Chaplet to the Divine Mercy. Since then this sanctuary has become a Shrine of the Divine Mercy. Jesus is really present, miracles had happened and continue to happen touching people’s lives.

Recently, on April 11, 2010, during the Divine Mercy Sunday, after 7 years, since the Chapel’s initial blessing, and thanks to the generosity of the Chen Family, the altar in the Chapel of Merciful Christ, built by Mr. William Gonzalez, has been completed and solemnly blessed by Father Antonio Cacciapuoti and Father Charles Chaffman and Father George J. Bobowski with the assistance of Deacon Ricardo Villacorta.

Lelis Cruzata

Southern California Divine Mercy Congress at Christ the King Parish

In 2006, in memory of the One Hundred Anniversary of Saint Faustina Kowalska’s birthday, in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Encyclical Letter “Dives in Misericordia,” and the Death Anniversary of Venerable John Paul II — Father Antonio Cacciapuoti, Father George J. Bobowski and Father John-Paul Gonzalez, convoked the first Southern California Congress of Divine Mercy at Christ the King Parish. The first to respond to the call were the parishioners of Christ the King, supported by the Lay Institute of Divine Mercy and One Heart One Mind in Christ Community.

Under the auspices of Monsignor Cacciapuotti, bishops from all over the world have presided over the annual Congress who included Most Rev. Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Archbishop of Minsk-Mahilyow, Belarus; Most Rev. Edward Ozorowski, Archbishop of Bialystok, Poland; and Most Rev. Edward Clark, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles. Other bishops who have taken part in the annual congress are Most Rev. Gabino Zavala, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles and Most Rev. Teodoro Bacani of the Philippines.

The annual Congress at Christ the King ­gathers hundreds of faithful Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles: “To entrust the world to Divine Mercy… the message of God’s Merciful love proclaimed through Saint Faustina, may be made known to all the people of the earth… May the binding promise of the Lord Jesus be fulfilled: from here must go forth, the spark which will prepare the world for His final coming” (Homily of Pope John Paul II, Krakow, 2002).

2006 Congress — “Divine Mercy, Transform Us to Be Your Vessel of Hope”

The Three-Days Congress took place on April 28 to April 30, 2006 at Christ the King Parish. Most Reverend Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Archbishop Metropolitan of Moscow presided over our Congress. The First Southern California Divine Mercy Congress was a success!

2007 Congress — “Divine Mercy: The answer to a troubled World”.

The 2007 Southern California Divine Mercy Congress was a special call to be a Witness of Divine Mercy.

Most Reverend Edward Ozorowski Archbishop Metropolitan of Bialystok, Poland presided over our Congress. Archbishop Ozorowski is a well known Theologian, Professor and Writer. He is the author of 1500 books and publications.

2008 Congress — “Christ, the King of Mercy”

Saint Sister Faustina, wrote in her Diary: “He desires everyone to know this before He comes again as Judge. He wants souls to come to know Him first as King of Mercy” (Diary 378). 2008 Southern California Divine Mercy Congress took place on November 21 — 23, 2008.  November 23 was the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King — our Parish Feast.

His Excellency Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Archbishop of Minsk and Mahilyow, Belarus, presided over the Congress.

2009 Congress — “Divine Mercy — The Source of hope for the Modern Family

The Fourth Southern California Congress of Divine Mercy took place on November 20, 21, & 22, 2009 at Christ the King Church. The Congress was organized by Christ the King Roman Catholic Parish under the supervision of the Pastor Father Antonio Cacciapuoti and the Lay Institute of Divine Mercy. The Congress theme was focused on the Modern Family.

His Excellency Bishop Edward W. Clark, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles opened the Congress.

Father John-Paul Gonzalez

Tidbits of Gospel in our Formation

The Faustinum formation is one of God’s instruments in refining my spirituality. Divine Mercy has become a way of life for me. It encourages me to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the 3 o’clock prayer, to contemplate the Image of Merciful Jesus, to observe the feast day and to spread its devotion. Exercise acts of mercy in deeds, words and prayer has, for me, likewise become a regular routine.

My visit to the shrine of Divine Mercy in Poland made me realize that being merciful is not at all easy. With this realization, I have come to acknowledge my shortcomings and weaknesses, prompting me to pray with faith and fervor, asking Jesus for His grace to work in me. In no time, my prayers were answered. My knowledge and understanding of Jesus were revitalized.

St. Faustina modeled to me many of her Godly virtues. Jesus appeared to her several times and those apparitions made remarkable impact on her relationship with Him. In one of his appearances Jesus asked for His image to be painted, resulting in the icon of Divine Mercy we see today.

John’s Gospel 20: 19-22 portrays the Divine Mercy icon. This revered icon of Jesus of Divine Mercy is now displayed in the walls of churches and in homes all over the world. It speaks to us of His love, mercy and trust. This icon also reveals that Jesus is The Source of overflowing grace and blessings.

Jesus speaks to us clearly when we read the Bible and reflect on its teachings. Reflecting on His word is a dynamic exercise that enables us to stay connected and in tune with Him. God also speaks to us during the proclamation of the Word in the Holy Mass. The priest helps us understand God’s message and its application in our lives through the homily.

Jesus is Divine Mercy and the Gospel is about Jesus. The Gospel shows us His way, truth and life and demonstrates to us His love, mercy and trust which are the important components of our Faustinum formation. We need to learn and understand God’s Word through the Bible to imitate Jesus our Lord.

The main emphasis in the Apostolate of Divine Mercy activity is placed on formation, which aims at introducing Faustinum members into the spirituality and apostolic mission of Saint Faustina in order to prepare the apostles of Divine Mercy to lead independent interior lives and properly understood apostolic work.

The basic formation program lasts 4 years and consists of 3 cycles:

– The biblical cycle,

– The interior life,

– And the spirituality and mission of Saint Faustina, Blessed Michael Sopocko, God’s Servant John Paul II.

Besides the monthly conferences and lectures, there is also a Practice exercise relating to the interior life.

We invite you to join us at the Divine Mercy formation sessions held at Christ the King Roman Catholic Parish every second Saturday of the month.

Chito Soriano

Divine Mercy Ministry in Christ the King Church

The fact that God is merciful should not surprise us. The Holy Bible has over 400 direct references to the Mercy of God. There are many more indirect references. Fifty five of the Psalms praise God’s Mercy. Belief in a Merciful God became one of the characteristics of the Jewish religion. We could almost call the Holy Bible the DIARY OF GOD’S MERCY toward mankind.The most comprehensive statement by the Magisterium on the meaning of Divine Mercy can be found in Pope John Paul II’s Encyclical Letter “Dives in Misericordia” (Rich in Mercy, 1981).  In that Encyclical, the Holy Father made two very important statements about mercy. First, he wrote, “Mercy is love’s second name.” Secondly, he taught that mercy is “the greatest attribute of God.” 

Forms of the Devotion to Divine Mercy
The Diary of Sister Faustina contains several beautiful passages which reveal the greatness and depth of the mystery of the mercy of God as well as of prayer in various situations arising out of different needs of both body and soul. Yet, a special role in the Apostolic Movement of the Divine Mercy is played by those forms of the cult to which the Lord Jesus had attached His promises addressed to everybody, and not just to Sister Faustina. Having accepted this criterion, after a detailed theological analysis of the Diary, the chief theologian in Sister Faustina’s beatification process, Rev. Prof. Ignacy Różycki, had distinguished five forms of the devotion to the Divine Mercy; these are:

1- The Image of the Merciful Jesus

2- The Feast of the Divine Mercy

3- The Chaplet to the Divine Mercy

4- The Hour of Mercy

5- Spreading the Divine Mercy Devotion

The Divine Mercy Ministry at Christ the King Parish was established in 2003. The main goal of the Ministry is to work with the Parish to spread the devotion and to teach about the devotion to the Divine Mercy. Our vision is that the Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Christ the King Church in Hollywood becomes one of the regular places to visit for all the people who visit Hollywood. Our Parish exercises all the forms of the Devotion to the Divine Mercy.

1-  THE IMAGE OF THE MERCIFUL JESUS

Jesus said to Saint Faustina: “I am offering people a vessel, with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: “Jesus I trust in you.” (Diary 327). “By means of this Image I shall be granting many graces to souls; so, let every soul have access to it.” (Diary 570)

The Divine Mercy Pilgrim Image at Christ the King Parish

“FAMILIES TAKE THE IMAGE HOME FOR ONE WEEK”

10:30 MASS: January, March, May, July, September and November.

12:30 MASS: February, April, June, August, October & December

2-  THE FEAST OF THE DIVINE MERCY

Jesus said: “I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open.  I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy.  The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain Complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened.  Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet.” (Diary 699)

The Feast of Divine Mercy, celebrated on the Octave of Easter (the Second Sunday of Easter), is a relatively new ­addition to the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar. ­Celebrating the Divine Mercy of Jesus Christ, as revealed by Christ Himself to Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, this feast was extended to the entire Catholic Church by Pope John Paul II on April 30, 2000, the day that he canonized Saint Faustina.

A plenary indulgence (the forgiveness of all temporal punishment resulting from sins that have already been confessed) is granted on the Feast of Divine Mercy to all the faithful who go to Confession, receive Holy Communion, pray for the intentions of the Holy Father, and “in any church or chapel, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honor of Divine Mercy, or who, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or reserved in the tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. ‘Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!’).”

A partial indulgence (the remission of some temporal punishment from sin) is granted to the faithful “who, at least with a contrite heart, pray to the merciful Lord Jesus a legitimately approved invocation.”

 

3-  THE CHAPLET TO THE DIVINE MERCY

Jesus Said to Saint Faustina:  “My Daughter, encourage souls to say the chaplet.  It pleases Me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying the chaplet” (Diary 1541)... “Through the chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will” (Diary 1731)... “. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet ONLY ONCE, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy...” (Diary 687)

Christ the King Chaplet Prayer times:

– Daily at 7:10 AM, before the 7:30 AM Mass.

– Every Tuesday during the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

– Wednesdays at 8:10 AM Mass by School Children (One Decade)

First Fridays Divine Mercy Devotion:

First Friday’s at Christ the King starts off with the Divine Mercy Chaplet, then morning Mass and a whole day of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It ends with Mass, after the 6:30 PM Mass - the novena and prayer of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and finally in silent adoration. It is a day to glorify our Lord.

4-  THE HOUR OF MERCY: At 3:00 O’clock, Can be prayed daily individually wherever we are, home, work, etc...

O blood and Water, which gushed forth from the hearth of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You. (Diary 187)

Jesus said to Saint Faustina: “I remind you, My daughter, that as often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; ....In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for ­others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world – mercy ­triumphed over justice” ...(Diary 1571)

5-  SPREADING THE DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION

Jesus said: “Souls who spread the honor of My mercy I shield through their entire lives as a tender mother her infant, and at the hour of death I will not be a Judge for them, but the Merciful Savior” (Diary 1075)

At Christ the King we have the opportunity to learn more about the Divine Mercy Devotion by joining and participating in the following:

DIVINE MERCY MINISTRY MONTHLY MEETINGS

Our Ministry meets regularly every Second Saturday of the Month from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the Library. The Current Core Members of the Ministry are: Susan Sayarot, Martha Pazmino, Chito Soriano, Marie Chen, Esperanza Izquierdo, Vilma Santos, Susan Angrisano, Nunzio Angrisano, Luisa Garrovillas, Christine Yazzie, Alicia Banzil, Edmund Bandong, Lelis Cruzata, Father George J. Bobowski, Spiritual Director

To Contact the Divine Mercy Ministry, Please call the Parish office at (323) 465-7605 or Lelis Cruzata at (323) 449-9014 or Martha Pazmino at (323) 460-4295

DIVINE MERCY MONTHLY FORMATION

This fire of mercy needs to be passed on to the world. In the mercy of God the world will find peace and mankind will find happiness! I entrust this task to you, dear Brothers and Sisters, […] and to all the votaries of Divine Mercy. May you be witnesses to mercy!

(JOHN PAUL II)

The main emphasis in the Apostolate of Divine Mercy activity is placed on formation, which aims at introducing Faustinum members into the spirituality and apostolic mission of Saint Faustina in order to prepare the apostles of Divine Mercy to lead ­independent interior lives and properly understood apostolic work. The basic formation program lasts 4 years and consists of 3 cycles:

– The biblical cycle,

– The interior life,


And the spirituality and mission of Saint Faustina, Blessed Michael Sopocko, God’s Servant John Paul II. Besides the monthly conferences and lectures, there is also a Practice exercise relating to the interior life.

We invite you to join us at the Divine Mercy formation sessions held at Christ the King Roman Catholic Parish every second Saturday of the month. Join us to learn more about the Divine Mercy Spirituality. Divine Mercy is the core of our faith. Devotion to Divine Mercy is a way of Life.

To register for the formation please call:

The Lay Institute of Divine Mercy

Tel: 323/449-9014 - Ms. Lelis Cruzata, Coordinator

Website: www. divinemercy.opoka.org    E-mail: faustinum@aol.com

DIVINE MERCY RETREAT

The first Divine Mercy Retreat took place in Christ the King Parish in the Advent Season of 2006. Father Simon Stefanowicz, OSPPE was our Master of Retreat. In the first Conference he preached: “It is a real pleasure and an honor for me to be with you today. These special days of prayer and reflection in the life of our Parish Community which provides us with an opportunity for spiritual enrichment, also gives me the opportunity to reflect and share with you something that is very dear to me: the story and message of Divine Mercy. [...]While it is not possible to exhaust — or even to touch upon — every aspect of the richness of the Divine Mercy devotion, I hope that my series of reflections will help you to understand better as well as to appreciate more and hopefully implement in your lives the very practical, attainable, and powerful spiritual richness of the Divine Mercy devotion”.

DIVINE MERCY CONGRESS – 2010 Congress

The Fifth  Southern California Congress of Divine Mercy will be held on 19, 20 and 21 November 2010 at Christ the King Church at 627 N. Arden Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004. The Congress is organized by Christ the King Roman Catholic Parish under the supervision of the Pastor and the Lay Institute of Divine Mercy.

The theme of the Congress is “Is there a need to talk about God’s Mercy these days?

Lelis Cruzata and Susan Sayarot