16th Annual Divine Mercy Congress 2010,
"Divine Mercy – Our Spark Of Hope"
on March 5-7, 2010
at the San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon.
This is a family event that last year drew over 1,300 participants from all over the West Coast
Read the invitation provided by Thelma Orias
“Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.”
Dear Beloved Pastor :
We have received confirmation from Fr. Patrice Chocholski to be our guest speaker at our Congress. Fr. Chocholski is the General Coordinator and Secretary of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy. He was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to lead the first world event on God’s Divine Mercy. He also serves as Secretary to Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Director of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
In March 2008, Divine Mercy Eucharistic Society’s appointment from Bishop Allen Vigneron to be a part of the U.S. delegation at the Vatican’s first-ever World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (“WACOM”) held in Rome, was by God’s design and intensified our commitment to propagate the Divine Mercy message throughout the greater Bay Area and beyond. For us, our active role in WACOM was a confirmation of our mission. The event allowed us to meet personally with Fr. Patrice Chocholski.
Last year during our Congress, many people experienced God’s mercy and healing through confession. Because of this great need, we request your assistance at your convenience, to hear confessions during any of the scheduled confession hours : Saturday, 9 AM. – 12 Noon ; 1 PM. – 2:30 PM. We believe that you are the right hand of Our Lord, who can effectively touch the hearts of many and bring them to conversion through His gift of Divine Mercy. As our Lord proclaimed to St. Faustina, “Tell My priests that hardened sinners will repent on hearing their words when they speak about My unfathomable mercy. To priests who will proclaim and extol My mercy, I will give wondrous power ; I will anoint their words and touch the hearts of those to whom they will speak” (St. Faustina, Diary 1521).
“Join us at the 16th Annual Divine Mercy Family Congress 2010 (now known as the Regional American Congress on Mercy (“RACOM”) - "Divine Mercy – Our Spark Of Hope" on March 5 - 7, 2010 held at the Marriott San Ramon 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA. The Congress will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, and end at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 7. Among our guest speakers are Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius Wang, Fr. Patrice Chocholski, Fr. Christopher Crotty C.P.M., Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer, Fr. Stan Fortuna and Msgr. James Lisante.
President and Founder