A man and a woman share a tender moment of prayer before the image of Divine Mercy at St. Patrick’s Cathedral April 7, where the Sisters of Life led a celebration of the joyful feasts of Divine Mercy and the Annunciation including Adoration with music. Msgr. Robert Ritchie, the cathedral rector, offered the Vigil Mass.
Deacon Kareem Smith, a transitional deacon stationed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, lifts a monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament before a Vigil Mass celebrated by the cathedral rector, Msgr. Robert Ritchie, not pictured.
Sisters of Life, joyously lead music during Adoration. The April 7 celebrations, sponsored by the Sisters of Life, recognized Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8, and the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, which was transferred to April 9 this year since March 25, the date it is traditionally assigned, was Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.