Knights of Divine Mercy

Knights of Divine Mercy

The Knights of Divine Mercy was founded in 2006 by Fr. Richard Heilman, a priest of the Diocese of Madison. Fr. Heilman is pastor of St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, Wisconsin.

The purpose of the Knights of Divine Mercy is to help men grow in “spiritual strength” and give them all the tools they need in today’s world to respond to God’s call to holiness. As the Church has taught throughout the ages that all people, regardless of age or state of life are called to become saints. “He who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.'” 1 Peter 1:;15-16

Our meetings are held from September thru May on the 1st Friday (with exceptions). Each month is built around prayer, instruction, and fellowship.

Order of our meetings:

  • 5:00 pm – Low Mass
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Talk (Men only. Women, please see Ladies of Divine Mercy)
  • Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet while Confession are being heard
  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Food and Fellowship in the church hall


  • May 5, 2023 – Fr. Marc Gadoury – “Confession, Do Not Be Afraid: The True Heart of our Merciful Father”
  • September 1, 2023 – Fr. Thu Truong, FSSP – “Mental Prayer”
  • October 6, 2023 – Dennis Sousa – “A Man of God is a Spiritual Warrior”
  • December 1, 2023 – Fr. Philip Dufour – “Eucharistic Revival and True Active Participation in Holy Mass”
  • January 5, 2023 – TBA
  • February 2, 2023 – TBA
  • March 2023 – NO meeting – Station of the Cross
  • April 2, 2023 – TBA
  • May 3, 2023 – TBA

  • No meetings in June, July & August. We resume in September
  • Please keep an eye out for our upcoming meetings.

Past Speakers:

  • Fr. Francis Santilli “Be Holy, For I, Your Lord, Am Holy!”
  • Fr. Giacomo Capoverdi “For my Flesh is true food and my Blood is true drink”
  • Fr. Chris Peschel “John Henry Newman, a 19th century saint for a 21st century Church”
  • Fr. Nicholas Fleming “Marriage, the ideal: why the vows matter”
  • Fr. Jay Finelli (“Walking In the Footsteps of Our Lord” Combined with the Ladies of Divine Mercy)
  • Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P. – Spiritual Warfare
  • Fr. Ryan Simas “Men Admit They’re Wrong: A Teaching on Justice, Mercy and the Sacrament of Confession”
  • Joint Day of Recollection with the Ladies of Divine Mercy – Fr. Pio Mandato
  • Fr. Robert Lacombe – “Praying for the Souls of the Faithful Departed and the Doctrine of Purgatory”
  • Colonel Mike Manning – “A Different Kind of War Story”
  • Michael Santos – “Heaven Before Death: A Discussion on the Three Ages of the Interior Life”
  • Fr. Chris Murphy – “Interior Freedom”
  • Fr. Mike Najim – “Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope: Mary and the Rosary in Our Daily Lives”
  • Phil & Leila Lawler – Talk and Q & A (Combined Knights & Ladies of Divine Mercy)
  • Msgt. Mike Cutone “My Journey to Christ”
  • Keith Kline – “St. Joseph, Model for all Men In Trying Times”
  • Cole DeSantis – “The Meaning of Traditional: Some Theological and Practical Reflections Concerning the Traditionalist Movement”
  • Fr. Jonathan Romanowski, FSSP – “What does holiness consist in?”
  • Sr. Ann Francis Klein, OP – “Loving The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Through The Eyes of Mary”

Women, consider joining the Ladies of Divine Mercy!