Seeing the great need for mercy and healing in the world, Pope Francis called for this Holy Year of Mercy, a time for the Catholic Church to focus on forgiveness and healing in a special way.
Pope Francis asks us, as individuals and as a Church, “to be a witness of mercy” by reflecting on and practicing the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
This Holy Year of Mercy began December 8, 2015, the feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council. It will conclude November 20, 2016, the Feast of Christ the King. This year’s motto is “Merciful Like the Father.”
Read the following reflections to discover how some of our parishioners have experienced Mercy through their works of mercy.
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