Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, a simple, uneducated young Polish nun (St Faustina) received a special call. Jesus told her, “I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world.

The message of Mercy is that God loves us, all of us, no matter how great our sins. He wants us to recognise that His mercy is greater than our sins so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. It is a message we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC

A:        Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.

B:        Be Merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us.

C:        Completely Trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.

The celebration of Divine Mercy – a Holy Hour – started in 2009 at Our Lady Help of Christians and continues every year.

The Blessed Sacrament is exposed and the Divine Mercy image blessed. A sermon is given and the Divine Mercy Chaplet is sung. Benediction follows and Holy Communion is distributed. The Divine Mercy image is venerated with time for reflection.

Confession was available throughout provided by Fr Dariusz, Fr Don Bosco Fr Mirek and Fr Eustace who struggled to cope with demand.

A very special hour in the presence of God.