Friday, September 11, 2015

Resources for the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Friday greetings from the wet and cool Midwest. Autumn is in the air.

As we mark the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, I am reminded of the experience I recounted in yesterday's post.

Some of you might think it out of place to do a little WLP "commercial" on a day like today, but I think this is appropriate. In the face of the violence that grips our world and city streets, the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy will provide us the opportunities to see the place of mercy in all of this.

We have been working hard for you here at WLP. We are publishing three particular resources that we hope you find helpful. The first is for the folks in your parish. Celebrating the Year of Mercy: Our Jubilee Journey is a take-home resource that leads people through the jubilee year. This mini-magazines contains weekly reflections and reflection questions, scriptures, prayers, and many more ways to learn about this holy year.

It is also available in Spanish.

In addition to these two resources, we are publishing Week by Week Through the Year of Mercy/Semana tras semana del año de la miseridordia. 

Written by Peter Scagnelli, this book contains reflections for each Sunday of the Year of Mercy, in English and in Spanish. All of the material is on the enclosed CD-ROM, making it perfect for placing into your parish bulletin, on your parish web site, and in other materials for your parishioners.

I am a contributing writer to Celebrating the Year of Mercy. I think these resources will assist parishes in leading their people through the year that we so desperately need.

I hope your weekend is a good one. I am leading a retreat tomorrow at Saint Thomas More Parish in Elgin, Illinois. Looking forward to meeting the people of this parish.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

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