Divine Mercy Weekend Program 2024

DIVINE MERCY WEEKEND – April 6 & 7, 2024 Presented by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. For more information about our celebration, visit TheDivineMercy.org National Shrine of The Divine Mercy 413-298-3931 ShrineofDivineMercy.org

Dear Pilgrims, On behalf of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, welcome to the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. We are honored to have as our main celebrant on Sunday the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, JCD, Archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and current president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In the midst of all the tribulations our world faces, we continue to joyfully place our hope in the Risen Christ who was sent by our Heavenly Father to conquer sin and death. We have deserved nothing but the ill effects of our sins, and yet our Merciful Father who created us has not forgotten us even when we turned away from Him. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus, the Divine Mercy, shows us the face of our Father in Heaven, who gives us, His beloved children, all we need, including forgiveness and peace. May we never fail to trust in Him! While our earthly fathers are not always perfect images of our Heavenly Father, we are grateful for the times they have imitated Jesus, the Son of God, who is the perfect image of the Father. During this year’s celebration under the theme of Spiritual Fatherhood, we pray for all Christian men to rise up to their calling to give of themselves for others. May St. Joseph intercede especially for fathers to imitate Christ in their duty as the spiritual leader of their home — their “domestic church” — leading, nourishing, and protecting their children on their journey to their true home in Heaven. We hope you have a peaceful encounter with your merciful Father today, especially when He sends His Son in Holy Communion to rest in your hearts. In Jesus and Mary Immaculate, Fr. Matthew Tomeny, MIC Rector, National Shrine of The Divine Mercy We especially wish to thank the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who return year after year, and without whose support we would be lost, as well as those who annually donate the use of their parking facilities during Mercy Weekend: Berkshire Hills Regional School District And those businesses who donate goods and services: Comalli Electric Special Thanks to: Chief Darrell Fennelly and the Stockbridge Police Department Stockbridge Emergency Management Department | Stockbridge Fire Department | Lee PD Great Barrington PD | BMC Medical Center | Fairview Hospital | Berkshire County Sheriff’s Dept. MA State Police | MA Emergency Management Assoc. County Ambulance Co. CERT Volunteers | Keenan House Workers | Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce Stockbridge Selectmen and area merchants for supporting our event. Thank You to Our Volunteers, Advertisers, & Supporters! “Come and confide in your God, who is love and mercy…. My child, listen to the voice of your merciful Father.” — St. Faustina (Diary, 1486)

3 DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY WEEKEND SCHEDULE Saturday, April 6 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Adoration Tent 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Confessions Confessions Tent 9:25 a.m. – 11 a.m. Mercy Weekend Conference St. Faustina Center (Adjacent to the large parking lot) Pre-Registration required. SOLD OUT 11 a.m. First Saturday Devotion – Very Rev. Chris Alar, MIC St. Faustina Center 3 p.m. Solemn Novena of the Divine Mercy & Benediction MOMOS1 4 p.m. Divine Mercy Vigil Mass MOMOS Please see hours of other special events & activities below. Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Adoration Tent 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Confessions Confessions Tent 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Spiritual Presentations2 MOMOS 1 p.m. Divine Mercy Sunday Solemn Liturgy MOMOS 3 p.m. Solemn Celebration of the Hour of Great Mercy: Novena & Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Exposition & Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Blessing of Religious Articles MOMOS Special Events & Activities throughout the Weekend Candle Lighting at Outdoor Shrines and Adoration Tent Tent 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Immaculate Conception Candle Shrine 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Lourdes Grotto Confessions 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Tent Gift Shop 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Tent SOHI3 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Behind MOMOS Enrollments & Masses Tent by the Gift Shop 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday International Tent 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Pilgrim Food Court Tent 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Medical Hospitality (First Aid) Garage next to the Shrine Residence 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Emergency Telephone Number: Shrine Office 413-298-1117 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 1MOMOS = Mother Of Mercy Outdoor Shrine 2For a complete schedule, see page 4. 3 SOHI = Shrine of the Holy Innocents

4 Pre-Liturgy Spiritual Presentations Mother of Mercy Outdoor Shrine Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7, 2024 10:00 a.m. Music Begins — Ashley Nemeh, Soloist 10:05 a.m. Br. Ryan Asensio, MIC — Welcome 10:10 a.m. Ben Steele — Winning One Bead at a Time: Strengthening My Faith with the Rosary 10:30 a.m. Elvis Grbac — The Father’s Love Should Be Our Love 10:40 a.m. Ashley Nemeh, Soloist 11:00 a.m. Jim Wahlberg — A Boston Street Kid’s Story of Addiction and Redemption 11:20 a.m. International Rosary 12 Noon Festival of Praise — Ashley Nemeh, Soloist Jim Wahlberg aims to serve God by writing, speaking, filmmaking, and serving our community. Jim serves as the executive director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, which was created to improve the quality of life for inner-city youth through a working partnership with other youth organizations. Jim is a producer, writer, and director of films, and uses his talent and experience to raise awareness about opioid addiction. He is the author of The Big Hustle and executive producer of Mother Teresa: No Greater Love. Jim has been married to his wife Benny for 28 years, and they have three children. Ben Steele played for six NFL teams including the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and Green Bay Packers. He has served as an assistant coach for five different teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, and his current team, the Arizona Cardinals. He has a special ministry of making handmade Rosaries for men to promote devotion to Our Lady. He and his wife Rachel have been married for 15 years and have four children. Elvis Grbac found incredible success as a quarterback, first at the University of Michigan, then in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Baltimore Ravens. He’s currently finishing his master’s degree in theology and travels around the country speaking on the importance of fathers as spiritual leaders in their family. Elvis and his wife Lori have been married for 30 years and have three children. Ashley Nemeh is a multifaceted recording artist, songwriter, and graduate of the Cleveland College of Law. She has shared the stage with notable names like Rascal Flatts and Jim Brickman, and collaborated with Grammy-winning producers and writers. Beyond her musical career, Ashley is deeply involved in her Catholic faith, serving as a cantor and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Ashley is dedicated to using her voice to honor the Blessed Mother in everything she does.

5 PROCESSIONAL HYMN Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones Ye watchers and ye holy ones, Bright seraphs, cherubim, and thrones, Raise the glad strain, Alleluia! Cry out, dominions, princedoms, powers, Virtues, archangels, angels’ choirs: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! O higher than the cherubim, More glorious than the seraphim, Lead their praises, Alleluia! Thou bearer of th’eternal Word, Most gracious, magnify the Lord: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Respond, ye souls in the endless rest, Ye patriarchs and prophets blest, Alleluia! Alleluia! Ye holy twelve, ye martyrs strong, All saints triumphant, raise the song: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! O friends, in gladness let us sing, Supernatural anthems echoing, Alleluia! Alleluia! To God the Father, God the Son, And God the Spirit, Three in One: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! SOLEMN HOLY MASS — SUNDAY 1:00 PM Main Celebrant and Homilist: The Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, JCD Archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio was born in 1951 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He earned a bachelor of arts in classics at Boston College, an STB in theology, and a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. In 1977 he was ordained to the priesthood in Rome for the diocese of Cleveland. The Archbishop served as Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Ivory Coast and in Paraguay, Chief of Cabinet to Cardinal Sodano, Secretary of State to Pope St. John Paul II, and desk officer for Central America. In 2001, he was named Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic and Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico, and was ordained as an Archbishop by St. John Paul. In 2008 Archbishop Broglio was installed as the fourth Archbishop for the Military Services USA. Archbishop Broglio has served on multiple committees as a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and currently serves as President of the Conference (2022 – 2025).

6 RITE FOR THE BLESSING AND SPRINKLING OF HOLY WATER GLORIA Glória in excélsis Deo et in terra pax homínibus bonae voluntátis. Laudámus te, benedícimus te, adorámus te, glorificámus te, grátias ágimus tibi propter magnam glóriam tuam, Dómine Deus, Rex cæléstis, Deus Pater omnípotens. Dómine Fili Unigénite, Iesu Christe, Dómine Deus, Agnus Dei, Fílius Patris, qui tollis peccáta mundi, miserére nobis; qui tollis peccáta mundi, súscipe deprecatiónem nostram. Qui sedes ad déxteram Patris, miserére nobis. Quóniam tu solus Sanctus, tu solus Dóminus, tu solus Altíssimus, Iesu Christe, cum Sancto Spíritu: in glória Dei Patris. Amen. LITURGY OF THE WORD First Reading: Acts 4:32-35 They were of one heart and mind Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His love is everlasting. Second Reading: 1 John 5:1-6 Whoever is begotten by God conquers the world Sequence: Victimae Paschali Laudes Christians, to the Paschal Victim offer your thankful praises! Gospel Acclamation: John 20:9 You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me, says the Lord; blessed are they who have not seen me, but still believe! Gospel: John 20:19-31 Eight days later Jesus came and stood in their midst. HOMILY: The Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, JCD

7 LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST OFFERTORY HYMN Alleluia, Give Thanks Refrain: Alleluia, alleluia! Give thanks to the risen Lord. Alleluia, alleluia! Give praise to His Name. Jesus is Lord of all the earth. He is the King of creation. Spread the good news o’er all the earth: Jesus has died and has risen. We have been crucified with Christ. Now we shall live forever. God has been proclaimed His gracious gift: Life eternal for all who believe. Come, let us praise the living God, Joyfully sing to our Savior. Guidelines for the Reception of Communion As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently. In order to be properly disposed, we should not be conscious of grave sin and should have fasted for one hour before receiving Holy Communion. A person who is conscious of grave sin must not receive the Eucharist without prior sacramental Confession. For those receiving Communion, receiving on the tongue is encouraged. In the event of wind or rain, it may be required. For those of you who are not Catholic, we cannot admit you to Holy Communion, however, we encourage you to express in your hearts a prayer of desire for unity with the Lord Jesus and with one another. COMMUNION HYMN Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All Refrain: Sweet Sacrament, we Thee adore! Oh, Make us love Thee more and more. Oh, Make us love Thee more and more.

8 HOUR OF GREAT MERCY EXPOSITION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT WERNER O Salutaris Hostia, Quae caeli pandis ostium; Bella premunt hostilia, Da robur, fer auxilium. Uni trinoque Domino, Sit sempiterna gloria, Qui vitam sine termino, Nobis donet in patria. Amen. SATURDAY, APRIL 6 (DAY 9) DIVINE MERCY NOVENA “Today bring to Me SOULS WHO HAVE BECOME LUKEWARM, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: ‘Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.’ For them the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy.” Most Compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love let these tepid souls, who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen. SUNDAY, APRIL 7 (DAY 1) DIVINE MERCY NOVENA “Today bring to Me ALL MANKIND, ESPECIALLY ALL SINNERS, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me.” Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins but upon our trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy forever and ever. Amen.

9 PRAYER FOR THE HOUR OF GREAT MERCY You expired Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us (Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, 1319). O Blood and Water which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus, as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You (3 times) (Diary, 84). THE DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET The Our Father // The Hail Mary // The Apostles’ Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. On the Our Father beads: V. Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, R. in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. On the Hail Mary beads: V. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, R. Have mercy on us and on the whole world. IN CONCLUSION: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (3 times) (Diary, 476) Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen (Diary, 950). BENEDICTION HYMN ST. THOMAS AQUINAS Tantum ergo Sacramentum, Veneremur cernui, Et antiquum documentum, Novo cedat ritui; Praestet fides supplementum, Sensuum defectui. Genitori genitoque, Laus et jubilatio, Salus, honor, virtus quoque, Sit et benedictio: Procedenti ab utroque, Compar sit laudatio. Amen. (continues on page 12)



12 THE DIVINE PRAISES Blessed be God. Blessed be His holy Name. Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man. Blessed be the Name of Jesus. Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart. Blessed be His Most Precious Blood. Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete. Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy. Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception. Blessed be her glorious Assumption. Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother. Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse. Blessed be God in His angels and in His saints. LAUDATE DOMINUM (Psalm 117) O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise Him, all ye people. For His mercy is confirmed upon us: and the truth of the Lord remaineth for ever. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. BLESSING OF RELIGIOUS ARTICLES RECESSIONAL HYMN Holy God, We Praise Thy Name Holy God, we praise thy name; Lord of all, we bow before Thee. All on earth, Thy scepter claim, All in Heav’n above adore Thee. Infinite Thy vast domain, Everlasting is Thy reign. Infinite Thy vast domain, Everlasting is Thy reign. Hark! The loud celestial hymn, Angel choirs above are raising: Cherubim and Seraphim, In unceasing chorus praising, Fill the heav’ns with sweet accord: “Holy, holy, holy Lord!” Fill the heav’ns with sweet accord: “Holy, holy, holy Lord!” Lo! the apostolic train, Join the sacred name to hallow; Prophets swell the loud refrain, And the white robed martyrs follow; And from morn to set of sun, Through the Church the song goes on. Holy Father, Holy Son, Holy Spirit, Three we name Thee, While in essence only One, Undivided God we claim Thee; And adoring bend the knee, While we own the mystery. And adoring bend the knee, While we own the mystery.

13 The Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most B.V.M. is a community of about 500 priests and brothers who are serving Christ and the Church in 18 countries on six continents. Founded in Poland in 1670 by St. Stanislaus Papczyƒski, the Marians were the first Catholic men’s order to give witness to Mary’s Immaculate Conception by bearing this title. The Marians’ Founder was canonized on June 5, 2016. The Marian charism is three-fold: to spread devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Immaculate Conception that others may come to know her as the powerful intercessor she is; to pray for the souls in Purgatory, especially those who have no one else to pray for them; and to assist parish priests where the need is greatest. For eight decades, the Marians have established apostolates that continue to strengthen and build up the Church. Visit the Gift Shop tent today or scan this QR code to shop at ShopMercy.org or call 1-800-462-7426 Essential Divine Mercy Resources New from Marian Press

14 Marian Helpers is an Association of Christian faithful of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. By becoming a member, you share in the spiritual benefits of the daily Masses, prayers, and good works of the Marian priests and brothers. This is a special offer of grace given to you by the Church through the Marians. Please consider this opportunity to share in these blessings, along with others whom you would wish to join into this spiritual communion. Enroll your loved ones in the Association of Marian Helpers, and they will participate in the graces of the daily Masses, prayers, good works, and merits of the Marian priests and brothers around the world. 1-800-462-7426 Marian.org/enrollments Spiritual Enrollments & Masses Request a Mass to be offered by the Marian Fathers for your loved one Individual Masses (for the living or deceased) Gregorian Masses (30 days of consecutive Masses for the deceased) Visit us today at the Mass and Enrollment tent located near the Gift Shop tent. 1-800-462-7426 Marian.org/mass Join the Association of Marian Helpers, headquartered at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, and share in special blessings! An invitation from Fr. Joseph, MIC, the director Call 1-800-462-7426 or visit MICPrayers.org

15 On EWTN: Living Divine Mercy with FR. CHRIS ALAR, MIC WEDNESDAYS at 6:30 p.m. EST on EWTN and streaming on Ewtn.com View past episodes on LivingDivineMercy.org Join the Marians as they present teachings on Divine Mercy, as well as stories about Divine Mercy “miracles” in the real lives of Marian Helpers. Open Daily 9:30-4:30 pm 888-484-1112 DivineMercyGiftShop.org Religious Books & Gifts Divine Mercy Gift Shop

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2024 ETHNIC & OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE DIVINE MERCY Check out the Shrine website! Like us on Facebook! Daily Masses and Devotions (see Calendar for Special Events) Holy Mass – Monday-Friday, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. (Livestream) & 2 p.m. Saturday – 8 a.m., 9 a.m. (Livestream) & 2 p.m. (does not fulfill Sunday Mass obligation) Sunday – 9 a.m. (Livestream), 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration – Daily 1 p.m. Rosary for Life – Daily 1:30 p.m. Chaplet of the Divine Mercy – Daily 3 p.m. Confessions – Weekdays: 1-2 p.m. or by appointment Weekends: 1-2 p.m. & 3:30-4:15 p.m. For up-to-date information, visit us online: ShrineofDivineMercy.org May 25 Bike Blessing Day (rain date 27) May 30 – June 1 Forty Hours’ Devotion Saturday, June 15 Filipino Day Saturday, June 29 Vietnamese Day Saturday, Aug. 3 Encuentro Latino Aug. 15-22 Marian Week Daily Rosary Procession Saturday, Sept. 7 Mercy for Souls Conference Saturday, Sept. 21 Polish Day Saturday, Oct. 5 St. Faustina’s Feast Day Oct. 5-12 Rosary Congress Encuentro Latino bus registration will open May 1. Note: All buses and groups of 15 or more must register in advance. Use the online form at ShrineofDivineMercy.org For any questions, please contact: [email protected] • 1-413-298-1119 For more information about these events visit: ShrineofDivineMercy.org 14110062