St. Matthew > Ministries List > Spiritual Life & Prayer > Cenacles of The Divine Mercy

A cenacle is a small Christian community of no more than 8 persons per group who attend faith formation sessions based on conversations between St. Faustina and Jesus as recorded in her diary.  The introductory phase is a 13 week session covering different topics connected to Divine Mercy.  The group meets for about 90 minutes each week and starts each session by watching a DVD from the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA, followed by a discussion on the topic for the week, next the group members are invited to offer up prayer intentions and prayers of gratitude for blessings received and then together we pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  There is some time at the end of the session for socialization.  We are hoping to start a new cenacle group sometime in May.

By you joining a Divine Mercy Cenacle our goals are:

  • Bring the hurting world the message of Divine Mercy
  • Encourage members to practice their faith through spiritual and corporal works of mercy
  • Learn to grow in their ability to be thankful for their blessings, to place their trust in God, to experience His mercy and radiate it out to others.

If you have any questions about joining a cenacle, please contact Kathy Consler or 585-703-5788.

Volunteer opportunities:

In-home Cenacles of The Divine Mercy: meeting hosts, facilitators, rotating refreshment volunteers; special events: kitchen volunteers, baking, room décor; work tables in Narthex after Masses; cover booth at the Eucharistic Congress; disseminate materials; Eucharistic ministers for Divine Mercy Sunday and annual Divine Mercy Day of Healing

Time commitment of volunteers:


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