Divine Mercy Cenacles

Moderator:  Father Richard Bretone

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is His great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

1Peter 1:3

What is a Cenacle?

          The cenacle is a small faith-sharing group. It is as old as the Church itself. The idea contained in the word cenacle is derived from the meeting of our Lord's followers in the upper room where He celebrated the Last Supper. The Latin word for supper is cena. It was in the upper room that Jesus instituted the Eucharist and washed the apostles' feet. It was there that the apostles received the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.

          Our Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy members meet in small groups. The goals are to delve deeper into the writings of St. Faustina and learn more about the Eucharist and the message of mercy. Small groups gathering to learn and share their faith is a major form of evangelization throughout the world. Our focus is on the message of Divine Mercy as found in Sacred Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Diary of St. Faustina, with a special emphasis on the Eucharist.

          A major key to the success of the cenacle is the faith-sharing that takes place. In the sessions, the Image of The Divine Mercy, the Feast Day, the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and more are brought up and discussed. Life journeys, struggles, and insights are openly discussed. Thus, our faith comes alive and the importance of Divine Mercy becomes more apparent.

The Cenacle meets every Thursday (September to June) following the 12 noon Mass.  New members are always welcome.