Year of Mercy Resource Booklet
A guide to some of the resources available for use in this Jubilee. Includes resources for use in the parish and classroom, with a description of each resource, how to use it and where to get it.
Faces of Mercy
A simple yet engaging resource (A3) for use in families and classrooms. Available to download for free.
Parables of Mercy
A visually-rich resource available to borrow for free. Composed of eight (8) images and a reflection booklet to help participants reflect on the parables of mercy. The resource comes with easels and is perfect for display and use during parish missions, in classrooms and community days. More information >
Year of Mercy Logo
Download a copy of the logo to include in your parish/school celebrations.
Official Year of Mercy Hymn
Misericordes sicut Pater! (Merciful, As Your Father!)
by Eugenio Costa SJ and Paul Inwood
The official hymn for the Year of Mercy has been made available by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. Audio mp3 files and downloadable pdf music scores can be downloaded from the Jubilee Year of Mercy website
Heart of Jesus, Heart of Mercy
by Br Michael Herry fms
Listen to audio clip and download
Prayer for the Year of Mercy
Pope Francis has written the following prayer for the Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy:
Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy,
you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
Year of Mercy Newspaper (Archdiocese of Melbourne)
A newspaper to help introduce the Year of Mercy, with some reflections and suggested resources for use in parishes and schools. Click on the thumbnail below to view online.