Hearts of Mercy Cenacle

Divine Mercy - A Way of Life!


September 2017 to May 2018

9:30am-11:30am in the Parish Center

Group Size: 10 max

In our desire to accommodate working adults, All Saints Parish is forming a Divine Mercy group called Hearts of Mercy Cenacle, for Catholic men and women. The focus is on learning how to live our Catholic faith more intentionally, and how to put into practice the works of mercy in our homes and workplaces, in order to sanctify our home and our world by the witness of our lives. 

Weekly meetings include sharing music, prayer, and discussion on sacred Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope St. John Paul II’s encyclical “Rich in Mercy,” and the “Diary of St. Maria Faustina.” The revelations given by our Lord to St. Faustina provide rich writings on spiritual growth and a deeper understanding of the mercy of God.

To learn more, contact:

Kathy Bitschenauer, Heart of Mercy Coordinator

Certified in Lay Ministry, Lifetime Credential Teacher

(253) 446-6126

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What is a Cenacle?

A cenacle is a small Christian community of practicing Catholics, who meet regularly to grow closer to Jesus the Divine Mercy, and to our merciful Mother Mary.

A cenacle of Divine Mercy is based on the program, Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy (EADM). It is a guided and supportive program of spiritual formation for adult Catholics based on authentic Catholic teaching. It was founded and is directed by Dr. Brian Thatcher, with Fr. Joe Roesch MIC, as pastoral advisor; and is published by the Marians of the Immaculate Conception. EADM has received three Apostolic Blessings from Pope St. John Paul II, for its work.

Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy (EADM) especially emphasizes and nurtures belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist, and promotes Eucharistic Adoration. Members learn to pray together the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, prayer for the sick and the dying, for pro-life causes, and intercessory prayer. After about 6 months of formation, the group will discuss and decide on a work of mercy, with the guidance of the parish pastoral staff that supports our parish or local community, and fits the life stage of its members.

What You Will Need

The required text for Cenacle Formation are:

  • Cenacle Formation Manual #1
  • Cenacle of the Divine Mercy Companion Guide
  • “Diary of St. Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul” 
  • “St. Faustina Prayer Book for the Conversion of Sinners,” by Susan Tassone  

Cost of all 3 Cenacle Formation books: $42.00

For those who already have the Diary of St. Faustina, total cost of books: $32.00

In addition to the required text listed above, each participant will also need: Your own complete Catholic Bible (Old and New Testament) and a Vatican II version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 

To ensure the integrity of the full spiritual formation of the cenacle, because lessons build on the prior lesson, we request an 8-month commitment (mid-Sept – end of May), breaks at Christmas and Easter.