The Catholic Church observed a Jubilee Year of Mercy from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016. Though the official Jubilee Year has come to a close, the work of mercy always continues.
Corporal Works of Mercy
Water maintains an important symbolic role in Judeo-Christian scripture, theology, and sacrament, largely because our faith arose in a land where water was particularly scarce. For much of the world, that situation is their daily reality, with access and rights to life-giving water severely limited.
With water so crucial not only to our daily nutrition, but to our health and sanitation, it is a challenge to our Christian consciences to consider that nearly one billion people lack access to it.