21 March-San Fabian. The 2nd Archdiocesan Congress of the Divine Mercy has been scheduled on 4 April 2009, Saturday. The St. Thomas Aquinas Parish of Mangaldan, Pangasinan is the host of the congress. The theme of the congress is “The Flames of Mercy are Burning”, taken from the Diary of St. Faustina, when Jesus spoke to her with these words:
My daughter, speak to priests about this inconceivable mercy of Mine. The flames of mercy are burning Me-clamoring to be spent; I want to keep pouring them out upon souls; souls just don't want to believe in My goodness. (Diary, 177)
The First Archdiocesan Congress of Divine Mercy was celebrated last 21 June 2008 at the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr. During that congress, there were about 600 devotees who took part in the said congress. Majority of the delegates came from the host parish of St. Fabian and the neighboring parish of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Mangaldan, Pangasinan. These two parishes have the most number and active devotees of the Divine Mercy.
It is expected that more devotees and parishes will take part in the second congress. Three talks are to be shared during the day: Divine Mercy in Scriptures by Rev. Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, Divine Mercy Spirituality by Most Rev. Jesus A. Cabrera, DD and Divine Mercy and the Church by Most Rev. Renato P. Mayugba, DD. Registration starts at 7:30 AM. The program and activities will end by 4:30 PM. Participants are advised to bring their baon.