Building "Momentum" for Divine Mercy Sunday

Looking for a way to deepen your experience of Divine Mercy Sunday? Jump-start the devotion to Divine Mercy in your parish in anticipation of the observance on Apr. 24 this year? Or simply gain inspiration from learning about what other parishes have in store to mark the “Greatest Day of Grace”?

Joan and Dave Maroney have just the ticket. It’s called “Mercy Sunday Momentum.”

Dedicated website
Sign up for free at a dedicated website ( to receive a host of resources to prepare for Divine Mercy Sunday. These include: 

•    Short videos introducing the Divine Mercy to those who don’t know about it.
•    Further in-depth teachings on Divine Mercy for those who wish to learn more.
•    Life-changing testimonials on how the Divine Mercy has impacted real people.
•    Suggested products and resources to make sharing the Divine Mercy message easy.
•    Tips for enhancing Divine Mercy Sunday celebrations.

There’s also a downloadable booklet, “The Feast of Mercy,” sent to all subscribers. It states, “When we genuinely contemplate and come to understand the incredible graces that are available on the Feast of Mercy, it is difficult to believe that any other day could be more glorious.”

“Mercy Sunday Momentum” is a natural extension of the Maroneys’ mission. For more than 20 years, Joan and Dave have been traveling the country to spread the message of God's mercy and devotion to Our Lady through their Marian apostolate, Mother of Mercy Messengers, and prayer campaign, Divine Mercy for America. They have given live multi-media presentations to over 100,000 souls at more than 1,000 events in parishes and schools. Their popular materials including DVDs, CDs and YouTube videos have helped countless others reach thousands upon thousands.

“We launched ‘Mercy Sunday Momentum’ on Ash Wednesday,” Joan explains. “Every week during Lent, we have sent subscribers materials and inspiration to guide them on their spiritual journey towards Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday.”

Interactive map
A unique feature of the website is an interactive map of the United States and Canada, with pins marking parishes which are hosting special Divine Mercy celebrations on Apr. 24, in addition to Mass. Each pin expands to include details and contact information.

“The response so far has been tremendous,” says Dave. “From Redding, California in the West, to Ottawa, Canada in the North and Maurepas, Louisiana, in the South, parishes are organizing processions, Eucharistic Adoration, veneration of the Divine Mercy Image, and praying and singing the Chaplet. It’s the beginning of a national movement.”

The Maroneys encourage everyone to sign up on (it’s free) and share news of their parish plans. 

“Jesus made it very clear to St. Faustina that he wanted the Feast of Mercy to be celebrated publicly,” Joan concludes. “This is our small way to encourage that to happen, coast to coast.” 

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