Divine Mercy Sunday (Ice Cream) “Sundaes”

Divine Mercy Sunday is a great day to celebrate with Catholic kids when living the liturgical year at home! It is the second Sunday of Easter, and the divine mercy image is a beautiful image that lends itself to lots of fun activities for kids, and you can find all of my Divine Mercy Sunday activities for kids here. We love to make ice cream Sundaes!

Divine Mercy Sunday is always the Sunday after Easter, and was instituted by Pope John Paul II in the Jubilee year (2000) at the mass for the canonization of St. Faustina. This day is extra special this year because Pope John Paul II is being beatified on May 1, 2011- Divine Mercy Sunday!
Jesus appeared to St. Faustina, and asked her to have a painting made of
this vision with the words “Jesus I Trust in You”. Here is the image:


So we fashioned Divine Mercy ice cream Sundaes as a fun treat to celebrate this day!

The ice cream was made to mirror the Divine Mercy image: “The two rays denote Blood and Water. The pale ray
stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray
stands for the Blood which is the life of souls.”
– St.
Faustina’s diary. If you’re crious, read more about the Divine Mercy Image.

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How to Make a Divine Mercy Sundae:
Scoop ice cream into a bowl, and create the rays with 2 long squirts of whipped cream. Embelish them with red and blue toppings of your choice. I sprinkled the whipped cream with red and blue kool-aid powder, but you could also use strawberries and blueberries, or make some red and blue sugar. Also, you could just buy red white and blue sprinkles. My grocery store carries these year round!
Don’t forget the cherry on top. 😉

I’ll be posting more about Divine Mercy Sunday and JPII soon. In the mean time, stock up on ice cream. 🙂


  1. That looks like a FANTASTIC food to make on divine mercy sunday! My children LOVE ice cream and i bet they would love this! If we just cant go without this recipe we might start making it every night!

    Take Care,

  2. Hi Lacy!! I just wanted to share with you that I linked all your Divine Mercy post in my friends blog. Hope it is OK. You can see it here: http://mariauxivi.blogspot.com/2012/04/fiesta-de-enlaces-de-la-divina.html

    Happy Easter!!

  3. Maria Auxiliadora says

    Gracias por participar en la Fiesta de enlaces. Muchas felicidades por tu blog, que el Señor te siga fortaleciendo para continuar este hermosos servicio.

  4. Cathy Kruse says

    Great idea and enjoyed this site and will be checking it out again. I teach 7-8 grade CCD and I think I can use this with them.

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