The Year of Mercy
Pope Francis launched this Jubilee Year with the solemn opening of a door in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The door is a symbol of opening to the fullness of God’s love and invites us to pass through as a sign that we wish to experience God’s mercy and take it to others. The door represents a new opening for God’s mercy to every heart. Each Christian is called to seek and receive God’s mercy and to convey it to others through whatever doors he or she passes, whatever thresholds he or she crosses, and whoever, he or she meets this year.
In our school, the children have created displays featuring parables of Mercy. We have supported the work of the SVP through fundraising activities and helped the homeless in our community by holding a soup tin collection. Justin and Jill who run the Soup Kitchen in Southport visited school to talk to us about the importance of our kind contribution in supporting those who are without shelter and food. Our school entrance features a 'Door of Mercy' and reflects our mission, to children of God living in the light of the Word.
This Holy Year will end on the feast of Christ the King, whom Pope Francis asks, “to pour out his mercy, so that everyone may work together to build a brighter future.”