Year of Mercy Resources
Vessels of Mercy is CRS’ prayer for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, asking God’s blessing as he sends us forth as willing vessels of mercy to all, asking that we might move past our reluctance and find the grace to go forth and do his will.
Adult Faith Sharing Sessions
Live Mercy is a series of faith-sharing resources for small groups that forms, inspires and prepares communities to show Christ’s compassionate love to people around the world. The three themes for the series are:
This short primer describes the purpose of jubilee years, Pope Francis’ hopes for the Year of Mercy and how we can all participate. Included are the scriptural underpinnings to the Church’s teachings on mercy as well as the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, which guide us as Christians in bringing God’s grace into the world.
This handout suggests simple ways people can practice the Corporal Works of Mercy through prayer, learning, action and giving to those in need overseas. It’s a great resource to place near doors that mark the Jubilee.
The slideshow presents images from CRS’ work that correspond with each of the Corporal Works of Mercy. It underscores how these works are highlighted in Church teaching, how they come alive in the works of the Church and her members and how they are a means of God’s grace in the world.
Presentations for Clergy
For information about presentations on the Jubilee of Mercy, including preaching, resources for parish ministry and practical applications for clergy, please contact Rev. David Garcia at [email protected].
Dr. Carolyn Woo, CRS president & CEO, reflects on the Year of Mercy through her Catholic News Service column as well as a podcast with Freshly Brewed, a Catholic Youth Podcast out of Madison, WI. Contemplate the theme of mercy with the words of a woman whose life radiates the beauty of God’s mercy and love.
Sample posts for social media throughout the Jubilee Year.