On every Thursday at 5 pm, at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki, a Divine Mercy Holy Mass is celebrated for the intercession of St. Faustina in the intention of requests and thanks to the faithful offered in the chapel with the image of Merciful Jesus and the tomb of the Apostle of Divine Mercy. You can add an intention right before the Mass and those who cannot physically be present at it can join us in prayer thanks to the online broadcast at www.faustyna.pl.
June 11th at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki will be another day of the novena before the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Poland’s independence. At 6 pm in the Basilica, Holy Mass is celebrated in thanksgiving for the gift of freedom and asking for a sense of responsibility for the future of our Country. The novenna devotions have a different theme and Patron Saint each month. They are celebrated across the Archdiocese of Krakow; in the Łagiewniki Shrine, this event takes place on the 11th day of the month.
On 8-10 June, in Slavkovice, Moravia, the 3rd Divine Mercy Congress will take place, under the motto: “Now is the time of mercy”. It will be held under the auspices of Bp. Vojtěch Cikrle from Brno. The Congress is associated with the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the consecration of the Church of Divine Mercy and St. Faustina in Slavkovice. The program includes: communal prayer, talks and a concert of religious music. Father Adrian Galbas, S.A.C., will give a presentation entitled Let us not fear the world, let us fear about its fate; Father Jaroslav Brož – Already or not yet? The image of the world and man before the Second Coming of Christ based on the Letters of Paul and the Apocalypse, Father Patrice Chocholoski – The secret of successful ministry on the example of St. John Marie Vianney; Grzegorz Górny – two hearts: veneration for Divine Mercy and respect for Mary of Fatima; Father Petr Vrbacký – Humility as a way of mercy. The Congress will conclude on Sunday, June 10, with a solemn Mass and an act of entrusting the participants to Divine Mercy. The organizer of the Congress is the Divine Mercy Center in Slavkovice and the Pallotine Fathers.
Such is the title of the theatrical play based on the Diary of St. Faustina and directed by Adam Woronicz. The play will be staged at the Oratorium Theater in Warsaw (Kawęczyńska 53), on 9 and 10 June at 7 pm. The play revolves around, as its creators say, “the story of a young girl who leaves her whole behind her to follow the voice she hears in her soul. She enters a path where she meets Someone out of the ordinary. Someone whom she will love with her life”. The following actors will perform: Aleksandra Posielężna, Karol Górski and Piotr Bondyra. The music was written by Daria Grzegorz. The play is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Polish Episcopal Conference, the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and others. Ticket reservation: e-mail email@example.com; tel. no.: +48 504 307 407. The amount to be paid for the ticket is a voluntary donation.
On June 8-10, sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy in Slovakia will organize a retreat for followers of Divine Mercy in the Dolný Smokovec in the Slovak part of the Tatra Mountains. The retreat will be held under the slogan: “Our God has a Heart” and it will be hosted by: Artur Ciepielski and Sr. Clareta Fečová from the Košice community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy.
On June 9 (Saturday), a monthly meeting of the Sychar community at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki will take place. At 5 p.m., in the chapel of the miracle-famous Divine Mercy image and the tomb of St. Faustina, Holy Mass will be celebrated in the intention of married couples who are experiencing problems and are in danger of falling apart, followed by a meeting in the “Faustinum” hall. In this intention – of married couples in crisis – the Sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy hold daily Rosary prayer at 8.30 pm at the Łagiewniki Shrine.
On June 8th, as on every eighth day of the month, the community of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Gdansk will support married couples praying for offspring. Since February 2017, already over 520 married couples from Poland, Italy, France and the USA have enlisted for the prayer and 105 of them are already expecting children, including one couple with twins coming up, and already 19 children have been born. Intentions asking for prayer for this purpose (names of married couples) can be sent by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or through the fanpage of the “Kobieta jest boska” (Woman Is Divine) formation group.
Traditionally on the first Saturday after the celebration of Corpus Christi, on 2 June this year, the 17th Walking Pilgrimage of Trust in Divine Mercy from the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa to the Shrine of Divine Mercy will start. The pilgrimage will begin at 12 pm, with a Holy Mass celebrated in front of the miraculous Image of Our Lady of Jasna Gora. This year, the pilgrimage is part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s restored independence. Therefore, prayer for the Homeland will be a special intention of the pilgrims, expressed by the motto: “Let Poland be true to God, exalted by His power and holiness”. The route of the pilgrimage will run through the picturesque areas of the Polish Jurassic Highland including the Eagle Nest Trail (Szlak Orlich Gniazd) and the many Catholic shrines, such as the Shrine of Our Lady of Families in Leśniow, the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Pilica, and the Shrine of Man of Sorrows. On June 7th, the pilgrims will arrive to the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki. On June 8th at 7 am, on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the communal pilgrimage will conclude with a solemn Mass at the Łagiewniki Shrine. The organizers invite are inviting everyone to join the pilgrims or connect with the spiritually in their prayer for the Church and the Country.
On June 7th, the 21th anniversary of the first pilgrimage made by Pope John Paul II to the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow-Łagiewniki will be celebrated. The Pope prayed in front of the grace-famous painting of Merciful Jesus and at the tomb of (then Blessed) Sister Faustina. He also gave a short speech in which he conveyed many important matters. He said that nothing is more necessary to man than the Mercy of God. The pope added, that he took the message of Mercy from this place to the Holy See and that it shaped the image of his pontificate. He thanked for being able to fulfill the wish of Jesus concerning the introduction of the Feast of Mercy in Poland. In a special message addressed the sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy, he encouraged them in their charismatic apostolic ministry, entrusted to him by Sister Faustina.
Celebrations in of 11th Thanksgiving Day at the Church of Divine Providence in Warsaw will be held on Sunday, June 3rd, with the motto: “Thankful for Independence”. It will be one of the most important events related with the 100th anniversary of Poland’s restored independence after 123 years of slavery under the Partitions. According to the decision of the Conference of Poland, the approaching Day of Thanksgiving will be nationwide and will be celebrated in all dioceses and parishes.
At the Church of Divine Providence, a solemn Eucharist at noon will include the introduction of St. Faustina’s relics and will be chaired by the Polish Primate, Archbishop Wojciech Polak. The Holy Mass will be preceded by a pilgrimage with the relics of the Apostle of Divine Mercy from the square of Marshal J. Piłsudski at 8 am.
The Thanksgiving will last all day. After the pilgrimage and the Eucharist, “Kids’ and family games town” will be opened, and at 2 pm, a music festival will start with the participation of: Mały Chór Wielkich Serc, Maleo Reggae Rockers, Magda Anioł, Marcin and Lidia Pospieszalski, Mieczysław Szcześniak, Raz Dwa Trzy, and at 8.30 pm – Gospel Rain Adoration Night will start. At 3 pm, there will be prayer at the Hour of Mercy and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and the Day will end at 9.37 with prayer for the intercession of St. John Paul II and illumination of the Church.