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What is Divine Mercy Sunday?

Divine Mercy Sunday is the Sunday after Easter each year. Divine Mercy Sunday was first announced in an April 2000 homily given by Pope John Paul II for the Mass celebrating the canonization of Maria Faustina  Kowalska. St. Faustina Kowalska was a Polish nun who received prophetic messages from Christ.

These messages included revelations about the  infinite mercy of God — coined “the divine mercy” — and her obligation to spread the message to the world as recorded in her diary, “Divine Mercy in My Soul.” The late pope said in his homily that “the light of divine mercy, which the Lord in a way wished to return to the world through Sister Faustina’s charism, will    illumine the way for the men and women of the third millennium.” John Paul II granted plenary and partial indulgences to the faithful who observed certain pious practices on Divine Mercy Sunday each year in a June 2002 decree. He did this to ​​inspire the faithful in devotion to the divine mercy.


What is an indulgence?

An indulgence is the remission of the temporal  punishment due to sins that have already been forgiven, and it can be plenary or partial. The faithful could also visit the Blessed Sacrament either exposed or in the tabernacle and recite the Our Father, the Nicene Creed, and a devout prayer to Christ. The example of a devout prayer that is given in the decree is “Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!”

In order to receive the indulgence, the three usual conditions of going to confession, receiving  Communion, and praying for the intentions of the Holy Father must also be met. While it is appropriate that the two sacraments be received on the same day, the Church permits them to be received up to about 20 days before or after the day the indulgenced work is performed.




Two remarkable women are turning 101!!
Sending them prayers of continued happiness and good health.
We will celebrated their birthdays on Sunday, March 10th, 2024  at 10:00 a.m. Holy Mass presided by Most Rev. Bishop Matano followed by reception in the auditorium.
Birthday Blessings for Fr. Roman Cały who shares his birthday  with these special ladies:
Sr. Dismas Foster (left) and Mrs. Ludwika Kardela (right) on International Women’s Day 💐



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We had a beautiful celebration of our young parishioners receiving their First Eucharist May 7th, 2023.

May you always know how much Jesus loves you  and may you come often to receive His precious gift.

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
~Matthew 19:14 

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Mission Statement

St. Stanislaus  Kostka Parish is a community dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Roman Catholic Church through the Word, Sacraments and Service while preserving and sharing the cultural roots of the Parish.


Mass Times

  8:00 AM
  4:00 PM
  9:00 AM (English)
  11:00 AM (Polish)
  8:00 AM
  5:30 PM
  8:00 AM
  8:00 AM
  5:30 PM
  8:00 AM
  5:15 (Holy Hour)
  6:00 PM
  6:30 PM (Chaplet of Divine Mercy)

Holy Day Masses:
  8:00 AM
  5:30 PM
  As Listed

Saturdays, 3:00 - 3:40 PM
and also by appointment

St. Stanislaus Kostka
34 St. Stanislaus St
Rochester, New York, 14621
(585) 467-3068