Speaking to pilgrims at a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica in March, the Holy Father announced the celebration of an "extraordinary holy year,” a “Jubilee of Mercy” year to begin December 8, 2015 and ending November 29, 2016. The Vatican pointed out that the opening of this “Jubilee of Mercy” will take place on the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council in 1965.
Because of this extraordinary blessing, the parish family of St. Simon will have opportunities to participate more fully in proclaiming the Lord's unfathomable and infinite love and mercy for every person. Throughout the "Jubilee Year of Mercy" we will be proclaiming this message in a variety of ways.
which is the "hour of mercy" as told to Saint Faustina by Our Lord. Please come. Jesus told her He wants to pour out His mercy on the whole world. Please come. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available as it is the best expression of God's abundant mercy. Please come - experience God's mercy and love.
Pope Francis has said, ”I am convinced that the whole Church will find in this jubilee the joy needed to rediscover and make fruitful the mercy of God, with which all of us are called to give consolation to every man and woman of our time.”
Celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy with a great new app from Our Sunday Visitor! 365 Days to Mercy is designed to accompany you on your spiritual journey during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The app includes daily reflections on mercy, everyday Scripture reflections, Pope Francis’ tweets, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Novena, and lots more. Go to your app store and search “365 Days to Mercy” and install it today! Go to OSV.com/YOM to learn more.