Corpus Christi Chapel

Low Sunday/Whitsunday/Divine Mercy Sunday

The Sunday after Easter is traditionally known as Low Sunday or Whitsunday (Dominica in Albis). This is because at baptism, the neophytes were given a white robe and lit candle. The white garment symbolizes baptismal innocence and grace. Dressed in this white garment, the neophytes assisted at Mass and received their First Holy Communion. Traditionally, they would wear their baptismal garment the entire week and would assist at Holy Mass each day. Their presence was to be a reminder to all that as Christians they had risen with Christ to a new life on Easter. For the final confirmation of their baptismal vows, the station Church is St. Pancratius who, at the young age of fourteen, sealed his baptismal vows with his blood. 

Divine Mercy Sunday: a plenary indulgence is granted to those who take part in the prayers and devotions held in honor of Divine Mercy, or who, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or in the tabernacle, recite one Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus. 

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayer after the 7:15am Mass, before the 8:45am Mass, and after the 12:15pm and 4:30pm Masses. 

Published on April 15th, 2023. Exipred 374 days ago.