All Sydney Catholic Schools are invited to the Opening of the Door of Mercy, at St Mary’s Cathedral at 10.30am with the celebration of Mass, Sunday 13 December.
Pope Francis has dedicated an extraordinary Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy from December 8 2015 to November 20 2016.
The Door of Mercy is a special Holy Door which Pope Francis has asked to be opened in every Diocese during the extraordinary Holy Year in order to allow the faithful in every part of the world to experience the Mercy of the Father in its fullness.
Please let all your staff, students and families know that they are invited to join this special celebration. Each school is also welcome to send a small delegation to represent it at this special mass.
“I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (cf. Lk 6:36). I am confident that the whole Church, which is in such need of mercy for we are sinners, will be able to find in this Jubilee the joy of rediscovering and rendering fruitful God’s mercy, with which we are all called to give comfort to every man and every woman of our time.”
“I invite the people of the Archdiocese of Sydney to join me for the opening of the Holy Door of St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 13 December 2015. I hope that parishioners, members of school communities and those working for, or with, the Church will experience the loving mercy of God through the graces and initiatives of this dedicated year.”
Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney