The Sunday following Easter Sunday or Second Sunday of Easter is traditionally celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday and this year fell on 11th April.
Divine Mercy Sunday is a relatively new addition to the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar and is celebrated on the Octave of Easter (the eighth day of Easter; that is, the Sunday after Easter Sunday). Celebrating the Divine Mercy of Jesus Christ, as revealed by Christ Himself to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, this feast was extended to the entire Catholic Church by Pope John Paul II on April 30, 2000, the day that he canonized Saint Faustina. Christ’s Divine Mercy is the love that He has for mankind, despite our sins that separate us from Him.
The Parish marked this special day by adding Red and Blue silks to the Calvary Scene at St Joseph’s and a side altar with the Divine Mercy image was put in place in St Mary Star of the Sea.