“I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Mercy.. whoever approaches the Fount of Life on this day will be granted complete remission of sins and punishment.. Mankind will not have peace until it turns with confidence to My Mercy”


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Divine Mercy Sunday takes place on April 8th this year, the Sunday following Easter. Here are details of some of the places which will be celebrating the Feast of Mercy in Scotland:


[1] Carfin Grotto, Motherwell

The Feast will be celebrated at the National Marian Shrine at Carfin Grotto, Taylor Avenue, Carfin, Motherwell ML1 5AJ.

Sacramental Confession will be available between 12:30pm and 2:15pm. A Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament will take place before the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed at 3:00pm. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered at 3:15pm.

The various Shrines and Chapels will be open within the Grotto, including the Divine Mercy chapel.

Food and drinks will be available in the Pilgrimage Centre.

The Feast of Mercy at Carfin is always very well attended so it would be prudent to arrive early. Also, the queues for Confession tend to be very long, so remember that it is permissible to go to Confession before the Feast itself.


[2] St John Baptist Church, Uddingston

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The parish of St John Baptist in Uddingston, Diocese of Motherwell, will have a blessing of the Divine Mercy Image at the Vigil Mass.

On the Feast of Mercy, there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 1:00pm until 3:45pm. with praying of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3:00pm. There will also be Rosary, devotional prayers, hymns and veneration of the Divine Mercy Image.

You can read full details in the Parish Bulletin. The Church address is 136 Lower Millgate, Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, G71 7AH.

St John’s also have a weekly Divine Mercy prayer group, which meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm till 8:00pm.


[3] St Augustine’s Church, Coatbridge

Last year, St.Augustine’s Church, Coatbridge, hosted the National Divine Mercy Conference so it’s lovely to see that they will also be celebrating the Feast of Mercy with a day retreat.

The day begins with the Sacrifice of the Mass at 12 noon, followed by a talk on the Image of Divine Mercy at 1:10pm in the Parish Centre. At 1:40pm there will be a break for tea and coffee.

Then at 2:00pm, there will be a Holy Hour, with the opportunity for Confession, and with Benediction.

The day concludes with the praying of the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00pm.

You can find St.Augustine’s Church at Dundyvan Road, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire ML5 1DQ, and you can read more at the Parish website.


[4] St.Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh

In the East of Scotland, the ‘Divine Mercy – Edinburgh’ group have arranged to celebrate the Feast of Mercy in St.Mary’s Cathedral in the centre of Edinburgh. They say –

“According to the wishes of Jesus our Lord, we would like to warmly invite you all to a celebration of the Feast of Divine Mercy, which will take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday, the 8th April 2018 between 3.00pm and 5.30pm.

Included will be Songs of Praise, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, meditations on excerpts from the Holy Bible and from the Diary of Saint Faustina, and moments of silence for personal reflection and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

During this time, we will be praying to Jesus our Lord for mercy for ourselves, for our city, and for the whole world.

There will also be the opportunity for confession.”

You can read more about the group at their website.


[5] St Peter’s Church, Edinburgh

Also in the east of Scotland, St.Peter’s Church, 77 Falcon Avenue, Morningside, Edinburgh EH10 4AN, will celebrate the Feast of Mercy, beginning at 2:45pm.

There will be exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confession, and the praying of the Divine Mercy novena.

More information at the parish website.


[6] St.Joseph’s Church, Aberdeen

In the north of Scotland, St.Joseph’s Church, Woodside, 2 Tanfield Walk, Aberdeen AB24 4AQ, will have special Divine Mercy devotions on the Feast of Mercy.

Beginning at 2:45pm, there will be blessing and veneration of the Divine Mercy Image, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the praying of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and the opportunity for Confession.

You can read more at the parish website.