Year of Mercy at the Cathedral
Pope Francis declared the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Dec 8, 2015 – Nov 20, 2016.
During this Extraordinary Jubilee—only the 4th in Church history!—God will send a flood of grace and mercy upon us. What are you doing to take advantage of this incredible time?
The Closing of the Holy Door will take place Sun, Nov 20, 11:00am Mass.
Opportunities for Confession as we near the end of the Holy Year (Confessions Nov 2016 flyer):
* Saturday afternoons, 2:45-3:45pm (Nov. 5, 12 and 19)
* Sunday mornings, 9:15-10:45am (Nov. 6, 13 and 20)
* Sunday afternoons, 4:30-5:15pm (Nov. 6 and 13)
* Mondays & Wednesdays: St. Michael’s Chapel 11:15-noon. (Nov. 7, 9, 14 and 16) Stay for our daily 12:05 Mass.
* Wednesday mornings: St. Michael’s Chapel 7:30-8:15am (Nov. 9 and 16). Stay for our school’s 8:15am Mass.
* Last Monday of the Holy Year: 5:30pm (Nov. 14) Penance Service with multiple confessors
Ways to Celebrate the Year of Mercy:
ENTER THE HOLY DOOR / OBTAIN INDULGENCE –
Normally, pilgrims pass through the Holy Door at St. Peter’s and other designated Roman basilicas to receive indulgence. But for the first time ever, Pope Francis has invited dioceses and shrines worldwide to “open their Holy Doors” so that pilgrims everywhere may be forgiven their sins. Steps to gain the Jubilee Indulgence: while in a state of grace, pass through a Holy Door, receive the sacraments of Confession and Holy Eucharist, make a profession of faith, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.
CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY & SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY – practice the Works of Mercy on your own or in group, by participating in Outreach Ministries in our parish and local community and donating to the quarterly collections for the needy – live out the Corporal Works of Mercy daily!
MERCY WITH POPE FRANCIS – throughout the year, Pope Francis will do “Jubilee signs of mercy”; consider ways to practice these signs of mercy and invite family members, friends and your small groups to join you!
MOMENTS OF MERCY – click here for short monthly suggestions for making merciful acts a part of your every day (coming in December).
MEDITATIONS ON MERCY – click here for monthly scriptural reflections – reflect more deeply on God’s call to mercy and consider ways to show mercy on your own, with your family and friends or with small groups.
VIDEOS on GOD’S MERCY:
The Ends of the Earth Have Seen His Mercy, a documentary on the Sacrament of Penance, to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Experts on the subject lead the audience on a journey through the Old and New Testaments and the tradition of the Church, conveying the unfathomable mystery of God’s mercy. – Trailer Full Version
Ocean of Mercy, FANTASTIC documentary on the interweaving of the lives of Sts. Maximilian Kolbe, Faustina Kowalska and Bl. John Paul the Great!