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Year of Mercy

Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the Catholic Church's "mission to be a witness of mercy."

Pope Francis announced the Jubilee Year of Mercy beginning on December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and concluding on November 20, 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe | Read More

Video Series Celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy

A video series featuring Fr. Ken Omernick, the archdiocese's official Missionary of Mercy, to help guide and inform everyone about the Jubilee Year of Mercy. View Archive



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Archbishop Listecki Mercy Pilgrimage Schedule

Archbishop Jerome Listecki invites you to make a pilgrimage to the following sites that practice the “Corporal Works of Mercy.”


Pilgrimage: Spiritual Background and Meaning

A pilgrimage is a journey to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion.


Holy Doors of Mercy: Spiritual Background and Meaning

During the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis invites us to contemplate the notion of a Holy Door, “a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons, and instills hope.”


Reflecting on the Corporal Works of Mercy

The Corporal Works of Mercy are these kind acts by which we help our neighbors with their material and physical needs.


Jubilee of Mercy Indulgences

A Jubilee also entails the granting of indulgences. This practice will acquire an even more important meaning in the Holy Year of Mercy.


Reflecting on the Spiritual Works of Mercy

The Spiritual Works of Mercy are acts of compassion by which we help our neighbors with their emotional and spiritual needs.


Monthly Mercy Actions: Schedule

Actions of mercy for each month during the Jubilee Year of Mercy.


Year of Mercy Faith Resources

Visit these websites to learn more about the Jubilee Year of Mercy.


Year of Mercy Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful
like the heavenly Father
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. 
Let the Church be your visible face in the world. 
Send your spirit so that the Jubilee of Mercy
may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm,
bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this through
the intercession of Mary,
Mother of Mercy,
you who live and reign with the Father
and the Holy Spirit
forever and ever.

Adapted from the prayer penned by Pope Francis.

Año de Jubileo de la Misericordia

Señor Jesucristo,
tú nos has enseñado a ser misericordiosos
como el Padre del cielo,
y nos has dicho que quien te ve,
lo ve también a Él.
Haz que, en el mundo, la Iglesia sea tu rostro visible.
Manda tu Espíritu para que el Jubileo de la Misericordia
sea un año de gracia del Señor
y tu Iglesia pueda, con renovado entusiasmo,
llevar la Buena Nueva a los pobres
proclamar la libertad a los prisioneros y oprimidos
y restituir la vista a los ciegos.
Te lo pedimos por
intercesión de María,
Madre de la Misericordia,
tu que vives y reinas con el Padre
y el Espíritu Santo
por los siglos de los siglos.

Adaptada de la oración escrita por el Papa Francisco.


Rich Harter

Rosalita Villa
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