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Year of Mercy Resources

On ​​​​May 15, 2015, Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy ​from ​December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception ​until November 20, 2016, the Sunday dedicated to Christ the King.

Pope Francis invites​ us to think about mercy anew as the "act by which God comes to m​eet us" but ​also mercy as the "fundamental law that dwells in the heart of every person who l​ooks sincerely into the eyes of his brothers and sisters on the path of life". He invites us to live by this mercy in our parishes and lives, to forgive other​s as well as to seek reconciliation. He challenges us to understand mercy and justice as "two dimensions of the same reality" on the way of conversion of the sinner towards love (Full text). ​​

We are asked to proclaim and live by the word of God's mercy, to reach out to others, to help strengthen and accompany them through their struggles. Reflecting on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy can help us to find a starting point (50 examples of Corporal Works of Mercy). Let us share the joy of the Gospel through our actions, our words and our prayers during this Holy Year of Mercy.

Archdiocesean Site for the Year of Mercy


Spread the message of God's mercy!

Join the hashtag campaign. If you witness one of God's merciful acts, experience God's mercy, or see, read, hear something that reminds you of God's unending merciful love - share it using #MercyMatters.


Family Resources found here: Loyola Press


Resources For The Jubilee Of Mercy from the USCCB



  • Pastoral Resources
    • Living Mercy in the Jubilee Year of Mercy
      • This two-page handout can help individuals and communities explore how Jesus' disciples can live out the call to love and mercy during this Jubilee year. Spanish version.
    • Catholic Relief Services
      • Explore CRS's interactive resources for individuals and communities on how to experience the healing joy of divine mercy and how to be vessels of God's mercy for others.
    • "Called to Live Mercy in Our Common Home": Catholic Social Ministry Gathering 2016
      • "Called to Live Mercy in Our Common Home" is the theme for the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering on Jan. 23-26, 2016. Join USCCB President Archbishop Kurtz and hundreds of Catholics from around the country in praying, connecting, learning, and advocating for life and dignity.
      • During the Year of Mercy, learn how you can be "salt and light" in your family, neighborhood, school, workplace, parish, diocese, and world. This new website includes 60+ stories and 100+ resources for praying, reaching out, learning and acting together.

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