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Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy - "Merciful like the Father..."

Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy to begin on December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, to November 20, 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  The Holy Father invites us to live this year as “an extraordinary moment of grace and spiritual renewal… a visible sign of the Church’s universal communion.”  The theme for the Year of Mercy is a shortened version of the verse in the gospel of Luke 6:36, “Merciful like the Father…”   Archbishop Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, speaks about the theme as an opportunity to “build upon the central content of the faith and … to call the Church once again to its missionary priority of being a sign and witness in every aspect of its pastoral life.”  

Read full memorandum HERE.

 

Resources for the Year of Mercy:

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Open & Close Rites

Part 1: Intro to YOMPart 11: Holy Door.jpb   Part III: Advent/Christmas.jpg

Theme for the Year of Mercy: "Merciful Like the Father" 

Official Logo for the Year of Mercy

Official Prayer for the Year of Mercy

Official Hymn for the Year of Mercy (English version)   PRINT    LISTEN

Official Hymn for the Year of Mercy (Spanish version)

Official Website for the Year of Mercy: http://www.iubilaeummisericordiae.va/content/gdm/en.html