Divine Mercy Community
at the Shrine of the Divine mercy in Płock
On 8 December 2016, the Feast of Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary it was exactly 20 years since Bishop Zygmunt Kamiński had started everyday adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Old Market Square in Płock. While thanking God for this great gift we would like to continue with dignity Jesus’ adoration prayer in the Eucharistic mystery. Bearing this in mind the initiative was pursued to establish the Divine Mercy Community.
Each member of the Community personally undertakes to say adoration prayer on the specified day of the week at the agreed time. Such an obligation spans over one year. After it expires it can be renewed. Formation meetings of the Community are held every third Monday of the month. They begin with the holy mass at 17.00 hrs and are complemented with the catechesis run by the Rector of the Shrine, Rev. Tomasz Brzeziński, who is the coordinator and spiritual chief of the Community. During the catechesis we also look at the spiritual silhouette of St. Sister Faustina, whose holiness was fully shaped in Jesus’ mystery – the Eucharist. The Saint’s figure is brought closer for us by sister M. Weronika Trojanowska from the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy.
The Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
It is also once a month, namely every first Thursday, that members of the Community gather for longer adoration prayer commencing after the evening holy mass and finishing with the Jasna Góra Appeal.
SCHEDULE of ADORATION
18.00 shared adoration, guided by the priest
19.00 individual adoration in silence
21.00 Jasna Góra Appeal (shared prayer)
When establishing the Divine Mercy Community around Jesus hidden in the Sacrament of Love we take up the appeal of the Holy Father, Francis, who addresses us with express words of encouragement: In these times of ours – the Pope says – each «distorted anthropocentrism creates space for distorted lifestyle», (…). As a result people need all the more real and humble adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament. Thus, as my saint predecessor John Paul II encouraged us «let us call on God through Christs remembering those words from Mary’s Magnificat which pronounced mercy from generation to generation! Let us call on God Himself for mercy for the contemporary generation! May Church which like Mary also attempts to be the mother of people in God express in this prayer all maternal care and at the same time this trusting love from which the greatest need to pray is born».