The Essentials

Observe Divine Mercy Sunday anywhere, on your own or with others.

Divine Mercy Sunday typically involves large numbers of people gathering to celebrate Holy Masses at which God's mercy is proclaimed by the priests or deacons.

To fittingly observe the Feast of Mercy, we should:


Celebrate the Feast on the Sunday after Easter (or its Vigil).


Sincerely repent of all our sins.


Place our complete trust in Jesus.


Go to Confession, preferably before the Feast.


Receive Holy Communion on the day of the Feast (or its Vigil).


Venerate* the Image of The Divine Mercy.


Be merciful to others, through our actions, words, and prayers on their behalf.

To receive the Extraordinary Graces of this Feast, the only condition is to receive Holy Communion worthily on Divine Mercy Sunday (or the Vigil celebration) by making a good confession beforehand and staying in the state of grace and trusting in His Divine Mercy.

A Plenary Indulgence can be obtained by fulfilling the usual conditions.

There are still many ways to enhance the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday. See suggestions.

*To venerate a sacred image or statue simply means to perform some act or make some gesture of deep religious respect toward it because of the person whom it represents — in this case, our Most Merciful Savior.