Bishop Robert Brennan is calling for Thursday, Sept. 24, the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy, to be a day of prayer and penance for healing and conversion in our Diocese and our nation.
“Images of Our Lady of Mercy, in the past known as Our Lady of Ransom, the patronal feast of the Mercedarians, often show Mary gathering people under her mantle,” Bishop Brennan said. “It is Mary that gathers God’s people together to bring them to her Son, to Divine Mercy. In these troubled and uncertain times, this is an important day for us to not only acknowledge the need for conversion and God’s help and mercy in the world but the profound need for us to BE mercy – to be instruments of God’s mercy to one another.”
Immaculate Conception will be open for prayer and adoration following the Daily Mass on Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon.