Hispanic Catholics gather to experience the healing power of mercy

Hispanic Catholics gather to experience the healing power of mercy
Worshippers gather at the Holy Door at Divine Mercy Parish, Vineland.

Worshippers gather at the Holy Door at Divine Mercy Parish, Vineland.

On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3, the Camden Diocese’s Hispanic Catholics came together for a day of worship, praise and adoration to experience “The Healing Power of Mercy.”

Before the 12:30 afternoon Mass, faithful gathered outside Divine Mercy Parish in Vineland and its Holy Door. Before entering the church, pilgrims learned of the significance of the Holy Door during this current Jubilee Year of Mercy, and of Pope Francis’ words that “the Holy Door will become a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons, and instills hope.”

After the Mass and lunch, worshippers were treated to a concert and presentation from Martha Reyes, a Puerto Rican-born singer/songwriter and International Catholic Evangelist.

The day concluded with Eucharistic Adoration and opportunities for teh sacrament of reconcilliation.

Andres Arango, Bishop’s Delegate for Hispanic Ministry and diocesan Director of Evangelization, noted the impact of the day in the multitudes experiencing God’s mercy through confession, with four priests available for the celebration of this sacrament.

“The line never stopped,” he said.

“I think we really experienced the Mercy of God during this Diocesan Hispanic Celebration of the Divine Mercy Feast.”

Categories: Latest News

About Author