I hope you are as excited as we are about the upcoming events planned for the Feast of Divine Mercy this year. It was only 6 short years ago that our beloved Pope John Paul II passed away on the vigil ofDivine Mercy Sunday , a feast he officially instituted in the year 2000. How fitting that we will now be celebrating his beatification on the same feast day! EWTN brings you a grace- filled day of programming incorporating the Beatification and Divine Mercy Sunday. It will be a historical day that you won't want to miss!
VIGIL IN HONOR OF THE BEATIFICATION OF POPE JOHN PAUL II* Live from the Circus Maximus, a vigil organized by the diocese of Rome which had the Venerable Servant of God as its bishop. The vigil will be led by Cardinal Agostino Vallini, His Holiness' vicar general for the diocese of Rome, while the Holy Father Benedict XVI will be spiritually present through a video linkup.
BEATIFICATION OF POPE JOHN PAUL II* Pope Benedict XVI presides at the Rite of Beatification for Pope John Paul II from St. Peter's Square. EWTN news anchor Raymond Arroyo hosts special live coverage of this historic event.
DIVINE MERCY PREVIEW SHOW* A preparation for the celebration of Divine Mercy, hosted by the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, from the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy.
MASS AND CELEBRATION OF DIVINE MERCY FROM STOCKBRIDGE, MA* The celebration of the Solemn Mass of Divine Mercy Sunday, live from the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA.
DIVINE MERCY HOLY HOUR FROM HANCEVILLE* A Holy Hour in honor of The Divine Mercy, live from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, AL.
MASS OF THANKSGIVING IN HONOR OF THE BEATIFICATION OF POPE JOHN PAUL II* A Mass of thanksgiving from St. Peter's Square, presided by Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B.
*For the latest information on specific air dates and times please check www.ewtn.com.
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Please insert the following announcement in your parish bulletin for the weekend of April 23-24.
Watch Live Coverage of the Beatification of Pope John Paul II: Join EWTN on Mercy Sunday, May 1st, as Pope Benedict XVI presides over the much anticipated beatification of his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, live from St. Peter's Square. Beatification is the last major step before possible sainthood! See it all on EWTN (local channel information). Visit www.ewtn.com for more information or to watch coverage live online!
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