Link to the Novena: www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/novena-13366
“All the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened.” Trust in His Divine Mercy.
The Essentials: Observe Divine Mercy Sunday
According to tradition a Plenary Indulgence can be obtained by fulfilling the usual conditions.
A plenary indulgence, granted under the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion and prayer for the intentions of Supreme Pontiff) to the faithful who, on the Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday, in any Church or Chapel, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honor of Divine Mercy, or who, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or reserved in the tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in You!)…”
To fittingly observe the Feast of Mercy, we should:
1. Celebrate the Feast on the Sunday after Easter (or its Vigil).
2. Sincerely repent of all our sins.
3. Place our complete trust in Jesus.
4. Go to Confession, preferably before the Feast.
5. Receive Holy Communion on the day of the Feast (or its Vigil).
6. Venerate the Image of the Divine Mercy.
7. Be merciful to others, through our actions, words, and prayers on their behalf.
To receive the Extraordinary Graces of this Feast, the only condition is to receive Holy Communion worthily on Divine Mercy Sunday (or the Vigil) by making a good confession 7 days before or after and staying in the state of grace and trusting in His Divine Mercy.