Throughout the year (8 December 2015 – 20 November 2016), St. Mary's Menston will engage in activities, prayer, reflection and pilgrimage.
On the morning of Tuesday 8 December 2015, St. Mary's whole school community will join together in saying the Diocesan prayer for the Jubilee Year of Mercy:
O God, Father most merciful,
you created the world in wisdom and in love,
and you walk with your children on the journey of life,
pardoning and welcoming them always.
Your Beloved Son, the visible face of your mercy,
is present in our midst, and loves us with a heart full of merciful love,
and teaches us to be merciful and to love one another.
Grant to us your children, as we celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy,
an outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Consoler,
that our hearts may be open to our brothers and sisters
who hunger and thirst for mercy,
and the Good News of your merciful love which endures forever,
may be always and everywhere proclaimed.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Earlier this year, Pope Francis made the unexpected announcement that there will be an
extraordinary Jubilee Year. The Holy Father said that the Jubilee Year “shall be a Holy Year of Mercy” and that we should “live this Year in the light of the Lord’s words: Be merciful, just as your father is merciful."
Our Door of Mercy
Jubilee Year of Mercy News Stories [CATHOLICHERALD.CO.UK]