Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity When Is Divine Mercy Sunday? Share Flipboard Email Print Judgefloro/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0 Christianity Catholicism Holy Days and Holidays Beliefs and Teachings Prayers Tips Worship Saints Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens Christian Prayers Weddings Inspirational Bible Devotions Denominations of Christianity Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Holidays Christian Entertainment Key Terms in Christianity Latter Day Saints View More By Scott P. Richert Catholicism Expert M.A., Political Theory, Catholic University of America B.A., Political Theory, Michigan State University Scott P. Richert is senior content network manager of Our Sunday Visitor. He has written about Catholicism for outlets including Humanitas and Catholic Answers Magazine. our editorial process Scott P. Richert Updated June 25, 2019 Divine Mercy Sunday, a feast instituted by Pope Saint John Paul II, is celebrated every year on the Octave of Easter. How Is the Date Determined? The Octave of Easter is the eighth day of Easter, or, in other words, the Sunday after Easter Sunday. Since the date of Easter changes every year, the date of Divine Mercy Sunday does as well. Pope John Paul II extended the feast of Divine Mercy Sunday to the entire church when he canonized St. Maria Faustina Kowalska on April 30, 2000 (Divine Mercy Sunday that year), The Holy Father chose the Octave of Easter as the date for Divine Mercy Sunday because that is the day after the Divine Mercy Novena ends. Upcoming Dates Divine Mercy Sunday 2019: April 28, 2019Divine Mercy Sunday 2020: April 19, 2020Divine Mercy Sunday 2021: April 11, 2021Divine Mercy Sunday 2022: April 24, 2022Divine Mercy Sunday 2023: April 16, 2023Divine Mercy Sunday 2024: April 7, 2024Divine Mercy Sunday 2025: April 27, 2025Divine Mercy Sunday 2026: April 12, 2026Divine Mercy Sunday 2027: April 4, 2027Divine Mercy Sunday 2028: April 23, 2028Divine Mercy Sunday 2029: April 8, 2029Divine Mercy Sunday 2030: April 28, 2030 Previous Years Here are the dates when Divine Mercy Sunday fell in previous years, going back to 2007: Divine Mercy Sunday 2007: April 15, 2007Divine Mercy Sunday 2008: March 30, 2008Divine Mercy Sunday 2009: April 19, 2009Divine Mercy Sunday 2010: April 11, 2010Divine Mercy Sunday 2011: May 1, 2011Divine Mercy Sunday 2012: April 15, 2012Divine Mercy Sunday 2013: April 7, 2013Divine Mercy Sunday 2014: April 27, 2014Divine Mercy Sunday 2015: April 12, 2015Divine Mercy Sunday 2016: April 3, 2016Divine Mercy Sunday 2017: April 23, 2017Divine Mercy Sunday 2018: April 8, 2018 Devotions Divine Mercy Sunday marks the end of the Divine Mercy Novena, which begins on Good Friday every year. Christ Himself revealed the Divine Mercy Novena to Saint Faustina on Good Friday 1937 and dictated to her the prayers that make up the novena. The Divine Mercy Novena is often combined with the Divine Mercy Chaplet, which is also commonly prayed on Divine Mercy Sunday. Many people also pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet throughout the year, especially at 3 pm, the time when Christ died on the Cross.