Celebrating Mercy 9781612789750 Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization
"Thus the Jubilee will be celebrated both in Rome and in the Particular Churches as a visible sign of the Church's universal communion." - Pope Francis
The ritual opening of the Holy Door of Mercy at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, December 8, 2015, marks the official start of the Jubilee of Mercy. From that moment, the faithful in every Catholic Church are called to celebrate the Jubilee, particularly through participation in the liturgy. Celebrating Mercy is the guidebook for all diocesan and religious communities, parishes, and shrines, and includes the official Rite of the Opening of the Door of Mercy in Local Churches.
This book is one in a series of eight, promulgated by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, which are the official catechetical resources for the Jubilee Year of Mercy (December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016). Pope Francis will be speaking on these themes in his weekly catechesis throughout the year. "At time we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father's action in our lives." -- Pope Francis
The Year of Mercy book series includes the following books:
- The Year of Mercy Book Package - All 8 books - Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee
- Celebrating Mercy - Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee
- The Psalms of Mercy - Pastoral Resources Living the Jubilee
- The Parables of Mercy - Pastoral Resources Living the Jubilee
- Mercy in the Fathers - Pastoral Resources Living the Jubilee
- The Saints in Mercy - Pastoral Resources Living the Jubilee
- Mercy in Teaching of Popes - Pastoral Resource Living Jubilee
- Corporal Spiritual Works - Pastoral Resource Living the Jubilee
- Confession: The Sacrament of Mercy - Pastoral Resource Living Jubilee
As Pope Francis says, we are, as a Church, called to "echo the word of God that resounds strong and clear as a message and a sign of pardon, strength, aid, and love." These books are a guiding light for individuals and parishes to answer that call.