St. Faustina Kowalska recounted in her diary that Jesus told her to, “Pray as much as you can for the dying. By your prayers, obtain for them trust in My mercy, because they have most need of trust, and have it least.” He also said, “At the hour of their death, I defend as My own glory every soul that will say this chaplet (of Divine Mercy); or when others say it for a dying person, the pardon is the same.” (Diary of St. Faustina, 811)
Jesus asks us to pray that others are open to the mercy of God at the end of their lives.
The role of Divine Mercy Prayer Team is important when our priests go to offer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, especially for the dying. Members of the team will receive an email with the first name of the person receiving the Sacrament, for whom at that time you will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet as soon as you are able. As you are able, pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet during Eucharistic Adoration for those who will be dying that hour.
If you would like to get involved with this ministry, simply call or email the parish office and ask to be added to the “Divine Mercy Prayer Team.” For more information about the devotion of “Divine Mercy,” contact Father Andrew or call him at 330.460.7311.