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In the News: National Shrine of The Divine Mercy
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Cardinal from Cracow to lead Divine Mercy Sunday celebration


Pilgrims to Eden Hill for Divine Mercy Sunday on April 7, 2002, will be blessed by the presence of one of the key figures in the growth of the Divine Mercy message and devotion.

Francis Cardinal Macharski, Archbishop of Cracow, Poland, will be the celebrant and homilist at Sunday's liturgy here on the grounds of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA.

Cardinal Macharski has special ties to St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy message and devotion. He played an important role in her cause for canonization, taking up the task after Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was elected Pope John Paul II. He was also instrumental in supporting the convent in Cracow where St. Faustina lived and is now buried. On more than one occasion, he was there as celebrant for Holy Mass on Mercy Sunday.

Also, at 1 p.m. on the Saturday of Mercy Sunday Weekend, a guest speaker (to be determined) will be addressing a topic on Divine Mercy.


What to wear & what to bring


Pilgrims coming to Eden Hill should prepare for changeable "New England" weather. Wear layers of clothing, boots (avoid high heels), a hat, gloves, and rain gear. Also recommended are an umbrella and a blanket.


Pack a lunch


If possible, pilgrims should bring their own picnic lunch, as only light fare will be available on the Eden Hill grounds.


Bus Registration


Please plan ahead and pre-register your bus. No buses will be allowed into the parking areas without a 2002 parking permit.


Volunteers


It takes hundreds of dedicated people to help make Mercy Sunday a grace-filled experience. For information about volunteering, please call Andy Vernon at 1-413-298-3931.


Travel & General Info


Directions to the National Shrine and Mercy Sunday information can be found online at www.marian.org


Divine Mercy Sunday: Weekend of April 6-7, 2002


Saturday

Mass and Prayer Schedule
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet 3 p.m.
Vigil Mass (English) 4 p.m.
Solemn Divine Mercy Novena and Chaplet (inside Shrine) 7 p.m.

Confessions
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Guest Speaker
(To be determined.) 1 p.m.

Pilgrim Food Tent
Limited Fare available 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Gift Shop Tents
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Candle Shrines
Immaculate Conception Open all day
Our Lady of Mercy 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Sunday

Mass and Prayer Schedule
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Holy Mass. Celebrant and Homilist: His Eminence Francis Cardinal Macharski 1 p.m.
Solemn Divine Mercy Novena and Chaplet, Benediction, Blessing of Religious Articles, Blessing of Water 3 p.m.

Confessions
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pilgrim Food Tent
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Gift Shop Tents
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Candle Shrines
Immaculate Conception Open all day
Our Lady of Mercy 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

For up-to-date information, visit us online at www.marian.org. E-mail further questions to us at shrine@marian.org, or call us at 413-298-3931.



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