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Year of Mercy

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A Holy Year of Mercy


Imagine a world without judgement, condemnation, and full of forgiveness. This is the hope of Pope Francis, who has proclaimed a Holy Year of Mercy for the whole Church.


What is the Holy Year of Mercy?


Pope Francis announced a jubilee year, a very special event in the Catholic Church, called the Holy Year of Mercy. A jubilee year is called by the church to receive a blessing and pardon from God; this jubilee year begins on December 8, 2015 and will close on November 20, 2016, the feast of Christ the King. The Holy Year of Mercy celebrates being a witness of mercy and invites us all to follow the example of God as merciful, forgiving and loving followers.


What is Mercy?


Mercy is acts of love by which we care for the bodily and spiritual needs of others. Being merciful frequently includes forgiveness of others, just as God the Father demonstrates forgiveness of our sins through love.








































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Spiritual Acts of Mercy


  • To instruct the ignorant.

  • To counsel the doubtful.

  • To admonish sinners.

  • To bear wrongs patiently.

  • To forgive offences willingly.

  • To comfort the afflicted.

  • To pray for the living and the dead


Pope Francis on Tuesday opened the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica, inaugurating the Jubilee of Mercy.

Corporal Acts of Mercy


  • To feed the hungry.

  • To give drink to the thirsty.

  • To clothe the naked.

  • To Shelter the Homeless

  • To visit the sick.

  • To visit the imprisoned

  • To bury the dead

Please click on the link below to go directly to the Vatican Jubilee of Mercy Webpage

Committee Minutes Feed the Hungry To clothe the naked To visit the sick To ransom the captive To bury the dead