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Year of Mercy

On March 13, 2015, the second anniversary of his election, Pope Francis announced the celebration of an "extraordinary Holy Year," a "Jubilee of Mercy," which begins with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and ends on November 20, 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.

In announcing the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis 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. From this moment, we entrust this holy year to the Mother of Mercy, that she might turn her gaze upon us and watch over our journey | Read more...

Bishop Murphy

An Invitation to Set Out on a Pilgrimage of Mercy

During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Bishop William Murphy invites you to make a pilgrimage of Mercy | Read More ...

Lenten Preaching

 

Papal Bull of Indiction --Misericoriae Vultus
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Bishop William Murphy invites you to make a pilgrimage of Mercy. Read More...

Holy Father's Interview with Year of Mercy publication 'Credere'
"We are all sinners, we all bear interior burdens. I felt that Jesus wishes to open the door of His heart, that the Father wishes to show his deepest mercy, and therefore sends us the Spirit" Read More...

 

Holy Doors of Mercy, Jubilee Churches and Crossing the Doorway
During the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis invites us to contemplate the notion of a Holy Door, "a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons, and instills hope." Read More...

Holy Door of Mercy Pilgrimage Site Information and Weekly Schedules
In the Diocese of Rockville Centre, four pilgrimage sites have been designated by Bishop William Murphy. Each site will have a specific day every week during the Jubilee Year when priests and others will be available to receive pilgrims. Read More...

 

Reflecting upon the Corporal Works of Mercy

The Corporal Works of Mercy are these kind acts by which we help our neighbors with their material and physical needs. Read more. . .

Plenary Indulgences during the Jubilee Year of Mercy 
A Jubilee also entails the granting of plenary indulgences. Read how to obtain an indulgence by visiting one of the four Jubilee churches in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Read more . . .

 

Reflecting upon the Spiritual Works of Mercy
The Spiritual Works of Mercy are acts of compassion by which we help our neighbors with their emotional and spiritual needs. Read more. . .

The Sacrament of Reconciliation
A how-to guide to receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Read more . . .

 

Praying Before the Blessed Sacrament
How to pray before the Blessed Sacrament. Read more. . .

Adoration Sites in the Diocese of Rockville Centre
Devotions like Eucharist Adoration, the Rosary and others provide opportunities for personal prayer. See when and where Eucharistic Adoration is offered. Please contact parish confirm dates and times. Read more . . .

 

Events during the Jubilee Year of Mercy
The Year of Mercy events will highlight the rediscovering and rendering of God's infinite mercy. Read more. . .

Year of Mercy Faith Resources
Parish Resources
Year of Mercy, Jubilee Prayer in English and Spanish

 


Catholic Charities -- Diocese of Rockville Centre— Opportunities for Service

Catholic Charities will continue to live out the corporal works of mercy through their many ministries that serve more than 60,000 people in need each year right here in our Diocese. During the Year of Mercy, they will be available to work with parishes who may be interested in making arrangements for Pilgrimages of Mercy to Catholic Charities sites. Volunteers and those interested in job opportunities are also welcomed by Catholic Charities. The designated Year of Mercy contact person, Katie Lopez, can be reached at 516 733-7016.