The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed on Tuesdays in the Daily Mass Chapel, beginning at 5:05 pm. This is a devotion which honors Jesus as the source of divine mercy, assists the individual to seek that mercy which God alone bestows, and encourages the individual to be merciful to others.
The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy
1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.
2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).
4. Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who
fled to your protection, implored your help,
or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto
you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you
I come; before you I stand sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate!
Despise not my petitions, but in your mercy
hear and answer me. Amen.
HAIL, HOLY QUEEN
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our
life, our sweetness, and our hope! To you do
we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to
you do we send up our sighs, mourning and
weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then,
most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy
toward us; and after this our exile, show
unto us the blessed fruit of your womb,
Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin
Mary! Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Soul of Christ, sanctify me; Body of Christ,
save me; Blood of Christ, inebriate me;
Water from the side of Christ, wash me; Passion of Christ, strengthen me;
O good Jesus,hear me; Within your wounds hide me;
Separated from you, let me never be; From
the evil one protect me; At the hour of my
death, call me; And close to you hid me;
That with your saints, I may be, praising you
forever and ever. Amen.
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
Lord of the harvest, your Word finds a home
in our hearts, calls us into community and
invites us to generous service of the human
family. Bless with courage and spirit your
priestly people, called to full participation
in the one Body of Christ. May many choose
to respond in public service to your call offered in Jesus’ name. Amen
Joseph Cardinal Bernadin (1928-1996)
PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in
battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O
Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of
God, thrust into Hell Satan and the other
evil spirits who prowl about the world for
the ruin of souls. Amen.
Pope Leo XIII (1878 1903)
PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
Gracious Father, we pray to you for your
holy catholic Church. Fill it with your truth.
Keep it in your peace. Where it is corrupt,
reform it. Where it is in error, correct it.
Where it is right, defend it. Where it is in
want, provide for it. Where it is divided, reunite it;
for the sake of your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Mary, Queen of Peace, save us all, who
have so much trust in you, from wars, hatred, and oppression.
Make us all learn to live in peace, and educate ourselves for
peace, do what is demanded by justice and
respect the rights of every person, so that
peace may be firmly established. Amen.
Pope John Paul 11(1920 2005)
PRAYER FOR ALL NEEDS
We beg you, Lord, to help and defend us.
Deliver the oppressed. Pity the insignificant.
Raise the fallen. Show yourself to the needy.
Heal the sick. Bring back those of your people who have gone astray. Feed the hungry.
Lift up the weak. Take off the prisoners’ chains.
May every nation come to know that you alone are God, that Jesus is your Child, that
we are your people, the sheep you pasture. Amen.
Clement of Rome
We stand before you, Holy Spirit,
Conscious of our sinfulness,
But aware that we gather in your name.
Come to us, remain with us,
And enlighten our hearts.
Give us light and strength
To know your will,
To make it our own,
And to live it in our lives.
Guide us by your wisdom,
Support us by your power,
For you are God,
Sharing the glory of Father and Son.
You desire justice for all.
Enable us to uphold the rights of others.
Do not allow us to be misled by ignorance
Or corrupted by fear or favor.
Unite us to yourself in the bond of love
And keep us faithful to all that is true.
As we gather in your name
May we temper justice with love,
So that all our decisions
May be pleasing to you,
And earn the reward
Promised to good and faithful servants.
You live and reign with the Father and the son,
One God, forever and ever.
A prayer said by the Bishops
Before every session of the Second Vatican Council.
Act of Faith
O my God, I firmly believe that You
are one God in three divine Persons,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I believe that
Your divine Son became man, died for our
sins and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all
the truths which the Holy Catholic Church
teaches, because You have revealed them,
Who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
Act of Love
O my God, I love You above all
things with my whole heart and soul,
because You are all-good and worthy of all
love. I love my neighbor as myself for the
love of You. I forgive all who have injured
me, and ask pardon of all whom I have
O Jesus, through the Immaculate
Heart of Mary, I offer You all my prayers,
works and sufferings of this day for all the
intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union
with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
throughout the world, in reparation for all
my sins, for the intentions of all our associates, and, in particular, for the intention of
our Holy Father for this month. Amen.
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to
whom His love commits me here. Ever
this day be at my side, to light and guard,
to rule and guide. Amen.
Prayer to Christ the King
Christ Jesus, I acknowledge You King of
the universe. All that has been created has
been made for You. Make full use of Your
rights over me.
I renew the promises I made in Baptism,
when I renounced Satan and all his pomps
and works, and I promise to live a good
Christian life and to do all in my power to
procure the triumph of the rights of God
and Your Church.
Divine Heart of Jesus, I offer You my
efforts in order to obtain that all hearts may
acknowledge Your Sacred Royalty, and
that thus the Kingdom of Your peace may
be established throughout the universe.
Prayer Before a Crucifix
Behold, my beloved and good Jesus, I
cast myself upon my knees in Your sight,
and with the most fervent desire of my soul
I pray and beseech You to impress upon
my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope
and charity, with true repentance for my
sins and a most firm desire of amendment;
while with deep affection and grief of soul
I consider within myself and mentally con-
template Your five most precious wounds,
having before my eyes that which David,
the prophet, long ago spoke about You, my
Jesus: “They have pierced my hands and
my feet; I can count all my bones.” (Psalm 22: 17-18)
The Divine Praises
Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy
Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God,
Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His angels and in
Acts of Contrition
1. O my, God, I am heartily sorry, for having offended you, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell. But most of all, because I have offended you, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. And I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.
2. O my God, I am sorry for my sins because I have offended you. I know I should love you above all things. Help me to do penance, to do better, and to avoid anything that might lead me to sin. Amen.
3. My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.
4. O my, God, I am heartily sorry for having offended You, and I detest all my sins, because of Your just punishments. But most of all, because I have offend You, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sin no more, and to avoid the near occasions of sin. Amen.