WACOM IV  4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy  Philippines January 16-20, 2017

OCTOBER 21-22, 2016

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

7 a.m.Registration
8:30 a.m. Opening Prayer and Welcome: Very Rev. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC,
vice-coordinator of NACOM
Pope Francis Message to Americas for the Jubilee Year of Mercy (video excerpt)
9 a.m. Holy Mass: Most Rev. Edward B. Scharfenberger, DD, bishop of Albany,
main celebrant and homilist (Mass of Divine Mercy)
10 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m. Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC: The Idea of Apostolic Congresses
Fr. Patrice Chocholski, STD, secretary general of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM) and rector of the St. John Vianney Shrine in Ars, France: St. John Vianney: Reconciliation, Forgiveness, Healing (video presentation)
11 a.m.Break
11:15 a.m.Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, director of evangelization; founder, Hearts Afire; speaker and best-selling author: End the Year of Mercy with a Great Mercy Saint
12 p.m.Lunch Break – Book Signing
1:30 p.m.Mr. Doug Keck, president and chief operating officer of EWTN; host of “EWTN Bookmark”: "Mercy, Mercy Me"
2:10 p.m.Most Rev. Eugenio Lira, STD: Merciful as the Father: Human and Divine Mercy
2:45 p.m.Break
3 p.m.Hour of Great Mercy: The Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Eucharistic Adoration
3:45 p.m.Witnesses: Kitty Cleveland, singer, songwriter and inspirational speaker: Divine Mercy In My Life
4:15 p.m.Question and Answer Panel: Bishop Eugenio Lira; Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC; Fr. Jan Machniak, STD; Mr. Doug Keck; Fr. Chris Alar, MIC; and Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC
5-7 p.m.Supper
7-9 p.m.Inspiring music by: Mandolin Choir (Hispanic youth and adults), Sacred Heart Church, Conroe, TX — Mr. Chris Nolin; Catholic African American Mass Choir (CAAM) — Dr. Andre La Cour and others
 

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

7 a.m.Registration
8:30 a.m.Opening Prayer
8:40 a.m.Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, former vice-postulator for North America for the cause for canonization of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska: Enter Through the Doors of Mercy
9 a.m.Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, director of the Association of Marian Helpers (“Fr. Joseph, MIC”); host of Divine Mercy 101 and the Divine Mercy Matters online series: Understanding the Message and Devotion of the Divine Mercy
9:40 a.m.Break
10 a.m.Holy Mass: His Eminence Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston, main celebrant and homilist (Feast of St. John Paul II); St. Mary Seminary Schola for Chant — Alexis Kutarna
11 a.m.Break
11:15 a.m.Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, vocation director; best-selling author (Champions of the Rosary): Mary, Mother of Mercy
12 p.m.Lunch Break – Book Signing
1:30 p.m.Fr. Jan Machniak, STD, professor at the Pontifical University of JPII (Krakow, Poland); author; specialist in the area of Divine Mercy and St. Faustina's spirituality, and the personal representative of Cardinal Stanislaus Dziwisz, the former private secretary to St. John Paul II: Divine Mercy from St. John Paul II to Francis
2:15 p.m. Witnesses: Marie Romagnano, RN, BSN; founder, Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy: The Healing and Consoling Power of the Divine Mercy Message for the Sick, Injured, and Dying
Bryan Thatcher, MD, founder of the Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy: How Divine Mercy Changed my Life
2:45 p.m.Break
3 p.m.Hour of Great Mercy: The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:30-4 p.m.Special Tribute; conclusion of NACOM II; Invitation to WACOM IV in Manila
5 p.m.Sunday Vigil Mass