During the course of Jesus’ revelations to Saint Faustina on the Divine Mercy He asked on numerous occasions that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and that this feast be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. The liturgical texts of that day, the 2nd Sunday of Easter, concern the institution of the Sacrament of Penance, the Tribunal of the Divine Mercy, and are thus already suited to the request of Our Lord. This Feast, which had already been granted to the nation of Poland and been celebrated within Vatican City, was granted to the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the canonization of Sr. Faustina on 30 April 2000. Continue reading
Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said:
“These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.’ The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy.” Continue reading
23 March Holy Wednesday: Holy Chrism Mass at 7 pm
24 March Holy Thursday: Holy Mass at 7 pm
25 March Good Friday: The Stations of the Cross at 6.30 pm &
The Holy Liturgy at 7 pm
26 March Easter Vigil: Holy Mass at 8 pm
27 March Easter Sunday: Holy Mass at 11 am
The Virgin Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church, Baku) Continue reading
Friday, March 4 to Saturday, March 5, 2016
Pope Francis wrote in his Bull of Induction of the Jubilee Year of Mercy entitled Misericordiae Vultus, “The initiative of ’24 Hours for the Lord,’ to be celebrated on the Friday and Saturday preceding the Fourth Week of Lent, should be implemented in every diocese. Let us place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the center once more in such a way that it will enable people to touch the grandeur of God’s mercy with their own hands. For every penitent, it will be a source of true interior peace.” (no. 17) Continue reading
Lent is the season prior to Easter. It is a penitential time of prayer and fasting.
In the Christian tradition the forty days is understood to refer to a time of intense prayer and preparation; we remember the biblical stories of Noah and the flood of 40 days, the forty years the Israelites spent wandering in the wilderness and Christ’s forty day fast in the desert in preparation for his earthly ministry.
By Pope Francis
The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee
In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I asked that “the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy” For all of us, Continue reading
Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan
to be baptized by him…After Jesus was baptized,
he came up from the water and behold,
the heavens were opened for him,
and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove
and coming upon him.
And a voice came from the heavens, saying,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
From the Gospel of Mt 3 Continue reading
The Church of the Virgin Mary´s Immaculate Conception
24. December 2015 (Thursday), Christmas Eve
20:00 Children´s program
21.00 Holy mass in Russian
24:00 Midnight Mass In English
25. December 2015 (Friday), Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
11:00 Holly Mass in English
13:00 Holly Mass in Russian
19:00 Holly Mass in Russian and English
1. January 2016 (Friday), Solemnity, Mary, Mother of God
11:00 Holly Mass in English
13:00 Holly Mass in Russian
18:00 Holly Mass in Russian and English
We cordially invite all believers.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, who did make known to St. Margaret Mary Your ardent desire to reign over Christian families, behold us assembled here today to proclaim Your absolute dominion over our home. Henceforth we purpose to lead a life like Yours so that among us may flourish the virtues for which You did promise peace on earth, and for this end we will banish from our midst the spirit of the world which You abhor so much. You will reign over our understanding by the simplicity of our faith. You will reign over our hearts by an ardent love for You; and may the flame of this love be ever kept burning in our hearts by the frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist. Continue reading
(The Virgin Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church 2015)
Holy Wednesday: Holy Chrism Mass at 7 pm
The Chrism Mass is celebrated by Bishop, who blesses the oils for the sick (used in Anointing of the Sick), for catechumens (used in Baptism) and chrism (used in Baptism, but especially in Confirmation and Holy Orders, as well as in rites such as the blessing of an altar and a church).
Holy Thursday: Holy Mass at 7 pm
The Holy Mass commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus with his Twelve Apostles, the institution of the Eucharist, the institution of the Priesthood, and the commandment of brotherly love that Jesus gave after washing the feet of his disciples.
Good Friday: The Holy Liturgy at 7 pm
The liturgy consists of three parts: the Liturgy of the Word, the Veneration of the Cross, and the Holy Communion. On Good Friday there is no Mass celebrated and hence, the Hosts consecrated at the Mass on the Maundy Thursday are distributed to the people.
Easter Vigil: Holy Mass at 8.30 pm
The Easter Vigil, the longest and most solemn of the Catholic Church’s liturgical services, consists of four parts:
1. The Liturgy of Light
2. The Liturgy of the Word
3. The Liturgy of Baptism: The sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation for new members of the Church and the Renewal of Baptismal Promises by the entire congregation.
4. The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist
Easter Sunday: Holy Mass at 11 am
On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the day of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
· On Good Friday, a collection is made to support the people and places of the Holy Land.