Now more than ever, our Mother Church is in need of renewal. Give your parishioners the hope they are longing for by sharing God’s message of Divine Mercy. With powerful images and story-telling, this ten-part study recounts how God is communicating his mercy in our day through the lives of modern saints, apparitions, and historical events from the last century. Presented by Fr. Michael Gaitley, Divine Mercy In The Second Greatest Story Ever Told is the series your parishioners need for “such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).
Here’s what viewers from parishes across the U.S. had to say:
“After watching this series, I am absolutely convinced that we are in desperate need of a renewal of divine mercy, especially in the climate of the Church today.”
– Mollie S, NE
“This has to be the most powerful message that needs to be spread throughout the world.”
– Ann T, IN
“We have such a desperate need for Divine Mercy today. Beautiful production – thank you Fr. Gaitley and team! Thank you Augustine Institute!”
– Kara S, KY
Watch the trailer:
Want to feature the series, but not ready for a parish-wide study? Promote Divine Mercy for your class, Bible Study, small-group or just about any other circumstance with this customizable flyer.
Read on for the steps and resources needed to bring this message of hope and healing to your community through a parish-wide study of Divine Mercy.
1. Spread the Word about the study with free, printable resources
Begin preparing your implementation of this parish-wide study by readying printable resources to help spread the word in your community! Pass the collection baskets around the pews a second time, this time filled with Divine Mercy business cards for parishioners to take home, or pass out flyers in the narthex.
Note: These promotional resources include a space to enter your Custom Registration URL. If you have not yet created your Custom Registration URL, learn how here.
2. Provide study guides for those participating
Purchase the Divine Mercy participant guides at the discounted parish rate to help your parishioners go deeper each week!
Why purchase physical copy guides?
Study Guides remain, and will always remain, free for download with your parish FORMED subscription. However, in an effort to make it even easier for your parish to utilize these fantastic materials, we offer extremely attractive prices on printed, full color Participant Study Guides for Augustine Institute Studio programs for all FORMED parishes. The prices are so attractive that most parishes will find that they can get a full color Participant Guide for about the same price as printing/copying in house without the hassle or labor involved.
3. Go through the study
In a parish-wide study, small groups, individuals, and families are free to go through the study how they want. Some Bible studies or small groups may choose to meet in the home or at the parish, families may watch a weekly episode after dinner, or the parish might host everyone for dinner and a weekly episode. Keep your parishioners engaged throughout the length of the study and grow as one family under God by incorporating the theme of each episode at Mass every Sunday. Ask Father to preach on that week’s episode in his homily, and include reminders in your bulletin.
Encourage the members of your parish to discuss each week’s episode in a FORMED Community discussion group. Get the discussion started in seconds by adding the pre-made Divine Mercy template to your Community page!
Find this customizable template, complete with each week’s episode and discussion questions, in the Template Catalog found on your leader dashboard.
Unfamiliar with FORMED Community or the Template Catalog? Learn more
Want more inspiration?
Watch this webinar with Augustine Institute Director of Parish Evangelization, Sean Dalton, and his guests—two parish leaders who share their tips, experience, and results from giving Divine Mercy as a parish-wide study!