“Be merciful just as your Father is merciful” (Lk 6:36)
Resources for the Year of Mercy
From the Vatican
BULL OF INDICTION
OF THE EXTRAORDINARY
JUBILEE OF MERCY
Vatican Website for the Jubilee
Includes pastoral resources, photos and video of Vatican events,
Year of Mercy app!
Our Sunday Visitor’s FREE 365 Days to Mercy app, is designed to accompany you on a spiritual journey during the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis.
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.
In the United States
Includes helpful overviews on the Works of Mercy, meditations, and more
Page of resources for parishes to utilize:
Meaning Behind the Logo
THREE MINUTE RETREAT:
Activities & Sessions
As activities, lesson plans, and ideas come along that could be helpful for your ministries, they will be posted here.
If you have some to recommend, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
with comments on how you used it and why you think it worked. Thank you!
Year of Mercy Overview
Mercy Me! There’s a Jubilee coming.
[Free Faith Festival Session]
Works of Mercy Prayers and Activities
Free Resource Packet Perfect for the Year of Mercy
Ave Maria Press Resources
includes session outlines and books for sale
13 Week Little Rock Scripture Study
Free article series, published in the Arkansas Catholic newspaper
1st article posted at:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Resource Page
Video made on Corporal Works of Mercy
(I can see youth making their own after viewing this one, with them in action/services in your community!)
Session within a book (God's mercy)
ScriptureWalk Junior High: Bible ThemesBy Maryann Hakowski
Book - Living the Works of Mercy
By Ellen P. Cavanaugh
NCCL Resource Listing:
Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee
Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and
Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness
only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world,
its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved,
and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with His anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm,
may bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary,
Mother of Mercy; you who live and reign with the Father
and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.