“I am Love and Mercy itself”
John Paul II instituted Divine Mercy Sunday at the canonization of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000. Little did he realize that 20 years later we would be begging for God’s mercy, socially distanced and limited to watching Mass on TV. But, as we’re reminded last Sunday, the Mystical Body of Christ is strong and resourceful.
After live streaming Mass on a Divine Mercy Sunday, Fr. Tim Fairman, Pastor at St. Theresa Parish, Fr. Matt Jamesson, Associate Pastor, and Rob Ryan, Seminarian boarded the World Apostolate of Fatima RV for a road trip. Traveling with them was the Holy Eucharist, the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, a bone Relic of St. Faustina, a bone Relic of St. Therese of Lisieux, a piece of the True Cross and an image of the Divine Mercy. They were undertaking a 21-mile radius trip around the parish boundaries to bless and consecrate the parish and parish families to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to the Divine Mercy of Jesus.
We are blessed to be a part of the St. Theresa Parish Family and the bus made a special stop at our Home to bless our Residents and Little Sisters.
Fr. Tim exited the bus with the Blessed Sacrament and Rob, along with a helper, carried out the pilgrim statue on Our Lady. Fr. Tim blessed the Residents and Little Sisters who were able to be outside and blessed all who were inside our Home.
Jesus told St. Faustina to ‘Tell, all people that I am Love and Mercy itself personified’. We are grateful to our wonderful St. Theresa Parish priests who brought the Holy Eucharist, the saintly relics and Our Lady on this Divine Mercy Sunday to us. In these difficult times, it is consoling to remember that Christ’s Love and Mercy is available to all who ask for it.