About this activity
From the diary of a young Polish nun, a special devotion began spreading throughout the world in the 1930s. The message is nothing new, but is a reminder of what the Church has always taught through scripture and tradition: that God is merciful and forgiving and that we, too, must show mercy and forgiveness. But in the Divine Mercy Devotion, the message takes on a powerful new focus, calling people to a deeper understanding that God‘s love is unlimited and available to everyone — especially the greatest sinners.
A beautiful 3 inch patch is available for each activity.
The answers to the requirements can be found here.
Divine Mercy Activities
- Learn the prayers for the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
- Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet with your family or Unit.
- Spend an hour in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and keep in mind the three Divine Mercy messages: A – Ask for His Mercy; B – Be Merciful; C – Completely trust in Jesus.
- Draw a picture of the apparition of the Divine Mercy. Display it in your home.
- Comfort the sick.
- Attend Divine Mercy Sunday Devotions. Held the Sunday after Easter, a plenary indulgence is received if you go to Confession, receive the Holy Eucharist and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father. Learn more about a plenary indulgence.
How to start
- Read about the Divine Mercy devotion. You may find the answers to these questions on:
- Feel free to use other resources.
- 1st - 5th Grades - - Complete 3 requirements and 2 activities OR visit a Divine Mercy Shrine with your family/group.
6th - 12th Grades - Complete 4 requirements and 3 activities OR visit a Divine Mercy Shrine with your family/group.
- Who did the Lord appear to in 1931?
- Describe the vision this person saw.
- Our Lord asked for special prayers and devotion at a specific time of the day. What is that time, and what makes it ‘special’?
- In 1935 a vision was given that prompted St. Faustina to pray for God’s mercy. What is the name of the prayer she said on her rosary.
- The Divine Mercy Novena of Chaplets asks for prayers for different intentions on each of nine days. The Novena begins on Good Friday and ends on Mercy Sunday (the first Sunday after Easter). What are those intentions?
Completion of the Activity
The answers to the questions should be reviewed by an adult for correctness. After completing the requirements, the participants will order the patch (Online).