Mercy Day, August 18th, 11am - 7pm, 2019
Medical Release Forms below. Ages 17 and under please fill out the child release form. Ages 18 and up please fill out the adult release form.
Who is invited? This event is open to anyone, of any age.
Is there a cost? This is a free event, made possible by a BEET Grant from the Diocese of La Crosse
How do I get there? Here is a link to the location on google maps.
https://goo.gl/maps/ApC9Qiakjn5b4cHp7 A satellite map is provided at the bottom of this page.
Is there childcare provided? No, childcare is not provided, parent/guardian supervision is required.
How do I register? Please RSVP by August 15th for planning purposes. Click on the blue "RSVP Now for Mercy Day" button on this page. There will be an option to RSVP the number of guests, as well as a potluck signup, and volunteer opportunities. You can always edit your RSVP, for example you can RSVP for 4 people now, then add an appetizer you would like to bring later.
A medical release form is needed in case of emergency. You can download, print, and fill this out in advance, or you can fill it out when you arrive. To avoid a lengthy check in process, it is better to fill it out at home. Blank hard copies are available in the St. John the Baptist Parish office, 201 West Blodgett St. Marshfield, WI. Completed forms can be turned in to the St. John the Baptist Parish office, or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or turned in when you arrive.
Why is it called Mercy Day? On August 18th, 2002 Pope John Paul II consecrated the whole world to the Divine Mercy from The Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Krakow-Lagiewniki, the site of St. Faustina's tomb. This day is meant to remind us of God's merciful love for all of us.
What is the Divine Mercy Message? https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/
Who is Sister Mary Veronica? www.faofdivinemercy.org/
Who is Judy Hehr?
College Dropout, Single, Homeless, Drug Addicted and Bankrupt by age 20.
Millionaire and Mom of 4 at age 34
Scorned, Broken and Almost Divorced at Age 37
…But Now a Ministry Formation Graduate and Thriving in a Sanctified Marriage.
Judy is an electric inspirational speaker and spiritual motivator. Her message of hope centers on her journey from captivity to freedom. Her style has been described as enlightening, engaging, entertaining, edifying and heartbreaking. She uses her sense of humor and real struggles from her personal life to compel her audience and connect theology to daily reality. The power behind her life journey will expand self-awareness, enrich attitudes, rekindle love for Christ and encourage a personal relationship with God.
- Host of the weekly radio show Journey with Judy on WLKG 96.1 FM since 2012
- Author of the book, Shattered: How God Transformed My Heart and Life
- Featured on EWTN’s The Journey Home, At Home with Jim & Joy and Deep in Scripture with Marcus Grodi
- Guest on Catholic Radio Programs: Deep Adventure Radio with Bear Woznick and On Call with Wendy Weise
- Keynote Speaker at 2012 International Council Meeting of Retrouvaille; Plenary Session
- Keynote Speaker at 2016 Catholic Women of Faith Conference, 11th Annual Conference
- Keynote Speaker at 2016 National Council of Catholic Women, 96th Annual Conference
- Endorsed by The Most Reverend Donald J. Hying, Bishop of Gary Indiana
Who is Fr. Barry Saylor? Fr. Barry Saylor is the associate pastor of St. John the Baptist and Christ the King parishes. He served in the Army for 9 years, and worked in sales for Chrysler, before being ordained a priest at age 51.
How does the swimming work?
There is a pond on the property with a dock. There is also a paddleboat and some kayaks. Anyone on the dock and all swimmers must wear a lifejacket There are some available, but please bring your own if possible. Safety rules for swimmers will be enforced. There is a small changing room/bathroom near the pond.
What food and drinks are provided?
The planning team will provide a main dish and basic beverages (lemonade and water) The rest of the food will be from the potluck sign-up.
What is the schedule? (subject to change)
11am Swimming opens, field game
11:30am - 1pm Lunch
1:00pm Sister Veronica speaks.
2:10pm Sister Veronica leads chaplet of Divine Mercy
2:40pm - Relay Race with Color Run
3:30pm - Judy Hehr Speaks
4:30pm - Short Break
4:45pm - Fr. Barry speaks, then Confessions available.
5:45pm Dinner and smores, hang out time
Is this all outdoors, is there a restroom?
This is an outdoor event on the property of Dale and Judy Garfield. There is a large pond and dock for swimming, kayaking, and canoeing. There is a restroom/changing room, but it does not have running water. Hand sanitizer will be provided. There will be a tent, tables, chairs and two inflatables provided by Hiller's True Value of Marshfield.