What is the Year of Mercy?
Pope Francis declared an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy to be a "special time for the Church" in which Catholics throughout the world recall and celebrate God's mercy. We are convinced that the path of Mercy on which Pope Francis has placed the Church in this journey of the Jubilee will be a moment of true grace for all Christians and a reawaking to the path of the new evangelization and the pastoral conversion the Pope has indicated.
When does the Year of Mercy take place?
The Year of Mercy begins on December 8, 2015 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception) and ends on November 20, 2016 (Feast of Christ the King).
What is mercy?
Mercy is the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness.
Suggestions for your Year of Mercy
- Recieve Mercy
- Show Mercy
- Practice Mercy
May 7, 2016 - Embrace Being the Mercy of Risen Jesus | Learn about the miracle of grace through the mercy of Jesus at a free day of spiritual reflection at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit!
May 14, 2016 - Vigil Mass for Pentecost | Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The Mass will be an opportunity for intense prayer for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the entire Archdiocese of Detroit.
May 29, 2016 - Corpus Christi | Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. A procession with the Blessed Sacrament will take place after Mass. Religous orginizations from around the Archdiocese are invited to participate in the procession. To have your group partake in the procession, please sign up here.
November 18-20, 2016 - Synod 16 | The eleventh synod of the Archdiocese of Detroit will take place November 18-20, 2016.