We are in process of organizing Divine Mercy Chaplet of Western Massachusetts as a non-profit organization for the purpose of continuing the work of St. Faustina Kowalska in promoting the devotion of the Divine Mercy. We also want to promote the Chaplet in the parishes and homes in Western Massachusetts.
Click on INFO
please to apply or request information or go to CONTACT
page for other options.
We are planning to redesign our website and would like to hear any suggestions that you may have on how wecan make it better for you. Send any ideas to INFO
and put website in subject line.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited starting November 12th and every Wednesday and Friday in November at 3:00 PM at Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Road in Springfield. All are welcome.
Holy Cross Church in Holyoke has a time change for the Chaplet today. The Chaplet today will start at 5:00 PM instead of 5:30 PM. This is for today only.
Two churches in Springfield MA which has the Chaplet of Divine Mercy have been added. Holy Name Church has the Chaplet every Tuesday at 3:00 PM and St. Catherine of Siena Church has the Chaplet on second Sundays of the month at 8:30 AM.
St. Anne's Parish located at 30 College Street in Chicopee has been added to the Chaplet Schedule. Every Fiday at 11:30 AM the Chaplet is said during Expostion of the Blessed Sacrament.
St. Faustina's Feast Day - October 5
On Sunday October 5th is the feast day of Sister Faustina Kowalska. Remember her when you recite or sing the Chaplet.
Dave Flannery and Walter Gonet are preparing an 8-page Divine Mercy Prayer Manual to be used for Divine Mercy Chaplet Prayer Services. The Chaplet along with the Litany of Praises to the Divine Mercy and exposition and benediction hymns are included. We will be offering these manuals to anyone who desires them. They will be available at our cost or if you want the PDF file so you can print them up we can send it to you free of any charge by email. Email infoDivineMercyWM@gmail.com
On our Churches page where you click on the church's name under its photo, you will be taken to a new view where you click on "Bird's Eye" and you get a good view of the church or location. We switched from the Mapquest view to Microsoft's Virtual Earth view for a better view.
I have come across a bulletin from Blessed Sacrament Church in Greenfield, MA with the Chaplet said every Friday at 3:00 PM at their Adoration Chapel located at 182 High Street. I added it to the Chaplet Schedule page.
Magazine Section To Be Added
We are adding a new section called Magazine. This section will be for interesting articles and stories for reading . We will be modifying the look of other sections also.
We have been notified by Larry Filiault who represents the Divine Mercy Academy in Turners Falls that starting September 12th that the Chaplet will be said every Friday at 2:45 PM in the church of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The church is located at 84K Street in Turners Falls. We added it to our schedule.
The Academy is also located at this address. We requested further information on the Academy and hopefully we will have an article about it on our website.
We added another page "PROMOS" which will feature posters and promotions of the Chaplet and Divine Mercy Services. Go to PROMOS
August 15 - Chaplet Time Change for Holy Cross
Holy Cross in Holyoke has a time change for Friday August 15. The chaplet will be sung at 4:00 PM. The change is because Friday is the feast of the Assumption and a Mass will be said at 5:15 PM. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
August 1 - Holy Cross Chaplet Time Change
Holy Cross in Holyoke has a time change for Friday August 1. The Chaplet will start at 2:30 PM instead of 5:30 PM.
July 18 - Holy Cross Chaplet Time Change
Holy Cross in Holyoke has a time change for Friday July 18. The Chaplet will start at 3:00 PM instead of 5:30 PM. There will also be a change for Friday August 1.
Interested in a Divine Mercy Group or Cenacle? David Flannery and Walter Gonet are planning to start a Divine Mercy group or a Cenacle for the Holyoke area. The group will be for the discussion on Divine Mercy, the life of Saint Faustina and the message of Divine Mercy. Singing or reciting of the Chaplet will be included. It will be open to anyone from anywhere. If you are interested contact us for information. INFO July 6
Our Lady of Guadalupe Discontinues Chaplet
Our Lady of Guadalupe in Holyoke discontinued the Chaplet before the Latin Mass at 1:00 PM. The Latin Mass has been discontinued so there fore there will be no Chaplet. However, the Chaplet will still be sung at 8:35 AM on Sundays.
Schedule Change - July 4 Only
Holy Cross Church in Holyoke has cancelled adoration for the day and the Chaplet at 5:30 PM. However, the Chaplet will be sung after the 8:30 AM Mass at around 8:50 AM.
We have some changes to our web site. To prevent the opening song "Crying In The Garden" from playing each time you enter the home page, we have added a "Music Off" button to stop the song from playing or to stop it. When you go back to the home page you will see a "Music On" button which allows you to play the song again if you want it otherwise it will not play. Each time you push the button the song will play from the beginning. We hope that this change may be helpful to those who have complained about it.
We added web site addresses for churches who have them on the Chaplet Schedule page.
Saint George Church (Chicopee)
Saint George Church will be dedicating a new Divine Mercy Shrine soon. More information will follow.
Our Lady of Guadalupe (Holyoke) Adds Another Chaplet Our Lady of Guadalupe in Holyoke has added another Sunday Chaplet. Besides the Chaplet at 8:30 AM, they will also
have a Chaplet before the Latin Mass on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 PM. On the first and second Sundays of the month the Chaplet is recited and on the other Sundays of the month the Chaplet will be sung. Approximate time is around 12:40 PM. See Our Lady of Guadalupe in the schedule section for Holyoke.
St. Rose de Lima (Chicopee) Added We have added St. Rose de Lima Church of Chicopee to our list of churches for having the Chaplet with Benediction on First Fridays. See St. Rose de Lima in our schedule section. June 9
Holy Cross To Add Monthly Sunday Chaplet
On Sunday June 1st at Holy Cross Church on Holy Cross Avenue in Holyoke held its first chaplet service. It is planned to hold monthly on the first Sunday of each month. It will take place at about 11:15 AM shortly after the end of the 10:30 AM Mass.
The time was changed to an earlier time to allow parishioners attending the 10:30 AM Mass to stay for the chaplet service without the wait time. It should start a few minutes after the Mass is over.
The next service will be Sunday, July 6th. Everyone is invited to attend this service.
Blessed Sacrament Adds Monthly Sunday Chaplet
Blessed Sacrament (Northampton Street in Holyoke) held its first Sunday Chaplet on May 11 at 3 PM. Dave Flannery led the service. He will continue the service monthly on the second Sundays of the month. The next service will be Sunday, June 8 at 3:00 PM.
1st Sunday Chaplet at Holy Cross
by Jim Donahue
On June 1st, Sunday at 11:30 AM at Holy Cross Church in Holyoke, about 20 participants gathered to sing the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy.
In front of the main altar, the Divine Mercy image was the center of attention for the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
After a brief discussion of the Divine Mercy and a meditation taken from the diary of Saint Faustina, Dave Flannery led the Chaplet with the assistance of Pat Lally on the piano. Pat was substituting for organist Bob Ezold who came down with a touch of the gout. The piano provided a quiet accompaniment for the traditional music of the Chaplet.
The service concluded with the Litany in Praise of the Divine Mercy and closing prayer.
The next planned service will be held on Sunday, July 6th after the 10:30 AM Mass about 11:15 AM. Holy Cross also has the Chaplet sung on every Friday at 5:30 PM.
Divine Mercy Chaplet at Holy Cross Church in Holyoke
To advance devotion to Divine Mercy Holy Cross Church will have the Chaplet devotion on the 1st Sundays of the month starting June 1 at 11:30 AM (after 10:30 AM Mass) at Holy Cross Church. The chaplet will be sung with Bob Ezold playing the organ for the singing of the Chaplet. Please come and join us to promote Divine Mercy.
Walter Gonet and Dave Flannery plan to help the devotion to develop in the Holyoke Area. Dave also has the devotion on the second Sunday of the month at Blessed Sacrament Church in Holyoke at 3:00 PM.
From Sister Faustina's Diary: "Say unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. Whoever will recite it will receive great Mercy at the hour of death. Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this Chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My Infinite Mercy. I desire that the whole world know My Infinite Mercy. I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those who trust in My Mercy...." (Diary 687)
The Chaplet is also sung on Fridays at 5:30 PM in the Adoration Chapel of Holy Cross Church located on Holy Cross Avenue in Holyoke.
Holy Cross To Add Sunday Chaplet
On Sunday June 1st at Holy Cross Church on Holy Cross Avenue in Holyoke will hold its first chaplet on the first Sunday of each month. It will take place at 11:30 AM shortly after the end of the 10:30 AM Mass.
Walter has assembled some help to start this service. Dave Flannery who started the Sunday devotion at Blessed Sacrament will help Walter by explaining the Chaplet and will be offering the opening meditation.
Bob Ezold will provide the organ music for the singing of the Chaplet and Pat Lally will be the lead singer. Dave will conclude with the Litany of Praises of the Divine Mercy and ending prayer. Everyone is invited to attend this service.