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Year of Mercy

Pope Francis has called for a year of mercy … ‘I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Lk 6:36)

The motto, ‘Merciful Like  Father’ is an invitation to follow the merciful example of God, who asks people not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to give love.

The year of Mercy will be opened by Pope Francis on Dec 8th and local celebrations will commence on Dec 13thOur own opening of the ‘Door of Mercy will take place on the 13th at the 12 noon mass in the Cathedral.  This extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy is a great gift for the whole church so let us take advantage of the blessings it will bring…