Year of Mercy

OBSERVANCE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY

Pope Francis announced an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy that would be celebrated in the Church beginning December 8, 2015 (The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary) and concluding November 20, 2016 (The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and the 50th Anniversary of the Closing of the Second Vatican Council).

Vatican website for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

Questions regarding the celebration of the Year of Mercy in the Diocese of Toledo may be directed to:

David McCutchen
Director of the Office of Catechetical Formation
dmccutchen@toledodiocese.org
419-244-6711 x331.

As a part of its continuing celebration of the Year of Mercy, the Diocese of Toledo will hold an important diocesan‐wide conference entitled “Reflecting the Face of Mercy.” This all‐day leadership conference will be held on August 30, 2016, from
9 a.m. ‐ 3:30 p.m. at the Camden Falls Conference Center in Tiffin. The conference will prepare and equip leaders in our parishes and schools for three specific areas of pastoral outreach: to the separated, divorced and remarried; to those involved in or affected by abortion; and to individuals and families affected by same‐sex attraction. Bishop Daniel Thomas will be the morning keynote speaker. Please save the date. More details will be announced as they become available.

Pope Francis has announced that Catholics will have the opportunity to obtain a plenary indulgence in the Year of Mercy. To receive this indulgence, one must 1) perform the act which carries with it the indulgence: passing through a designated Holy Door during the Year of Mercy, or performing one of the corporal or spiritual works of mercy; and 2) fulfilling the usual conditions of having the interior disposition of complete detachment from sin, receiving sacramental Confession and the Holy Eucharist, and praying for the intentions of the Holy Father.

Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on December 8, 2015, thereby officially inaugurating the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. On December 13, 2015, the Holy Door of all Cathedrals, and designated Churches, throughout the world were opened.

In preparation for their official opening on December 13, 2015, all Holy Doors in the Diocese of Toledo were sealed and adorned for the Jubilee just prior to the Vigil Mass of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (Saturday, November 21, 2015).

Several weeks later, on December 13, 2015, the Holy Door at the following sites were formally opened for the faithful of the Diocese of Toledo to access throughout the Year of Mercy:

 

 

Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral
2535 Collingwood Boulevard Toledo, Ohio
(Holy Door to be accessible during the hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; weekends shortly before, during and after all scheduled Masses and Confessions).

 

 

 

 

 

Sorrowful Mother Shrine
Bellevue 4106 State Route 269 Bellevue, Ohio
(Holy Door to be accessible during the hours: daily from 8:00 am to dusk)

 

Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation
Carey 315 Clay Street Carey, Ohio
(Holy Door to be accessible during the hours: every day of the week, 24 hours per day)

 

Divine Mercy Parish
Paulding 417 North Main Street Paulding, Ohio
(Holy Door to be accessible during the hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm; Saturdays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sundays 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

The Corporal Works of Mercy

  • Feed the hungry
  • Give drink to the thirsty
  • Clothe the naked
  • Shelter the homeless
  • Visit the sick
  • Visit the imprisoned
  • Bury the dead

The Spiritual Works of Mercy

  • Admonish the sinner
  • Instruct the ignorant
  • Counsel the doubtful
  • Comfort the sorrowful
  • Bear wrongs patiently
  • Forgive all injuries
  • Pray for the living and the dead

Suggested Works of Mercy for Children and Teens

50 Corporal Works of Mercy Ideas

Practical Suggestions for Practicing the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
 

Corporal

  • Feed the Hungry: St. Louis IX
  • Give Drink to the Thirsty: St. Peter Claver
  • Clothe the Naked: St. Martin of Tours
  • Shelter the Homeless: St. John Vianney
  • Visit the Sick: St. Vincent de Paul
  • Bury the Dead: St. Teresa of Calcutta
  • Visit the Imprisoned: St. John Bosco

Spiritual

  • Instruct the Ignorant: St. Francis Xavier
  • Counsel the Doubtful: St. Ignatius of Loyola
  • Admonish Sinners: St. Francis of Assisi
  • Bear Wrongs Patiently: St. Therese of Lisieux
  • Forgive Offenses Willingly: Pope St. John Paul II
  • Comfort the Afflicted: St. Bernadette Soubirous
  • Pray for the Living and the Dead: St. Pio of Pietrelcina
List courtesy of www.happysaints.com

CATHOLIC CHARITIES --- DIOCESE OF TOLEDO

YEAR OF MERCY
OPPORTUNITES TO PRACTICE THE CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY

FEED THE HUNGRY

  • Volunteer to prepare or serve meals at our Helping Hands of St. Louis Outreach Center in Toledo – contact Dan Stephens at 419-244-6711.
  • Donate food to HOPE Food Pantry in Mansfield – contact Rebecca Owens at 419-524-0733.
  • Volunteer to work in the HOPE Food Pantry in Mansfield – contact Dan Stephens at 419-244-6711.
  • Donate food to Helping Hands of St. Louis Food Pantry in Toledo – contact Paul Cook at 419-691-0613.
  • Donate food store gift cards for clients of Catholic Charities that struggle with purchasing food for their family – contact Catholic Charities at 419-244-6711.
  • Donate food to the La Posada Family Emergency Shelter – contact Willi Meyer at 419-244-5931.
  • Sponsor a holiday meal for a family in our Supportive Housing Program – contact Vickie Williams at 419-244-6711.

SHELTER THE HOMELESS

  • Assist in sheltering the homeless by donating personal hygiene items, home cleaning supplies, sheets, blankets and pillows to La Posada Family Emergency Shelter – contact Willi Meyer at 419-244-5931.

CLOTHE THE NAKED

  • Donate new or gently used clothes, winter coats, scarves, hats and other apparel to our Helping Hands of St. Louis Clothing Center – contact Paul Cook at 419-691-0613.
  • Donate winter coats, hats and scarves to those visiting our HOPE Food Pantry in Mansfield – contact Rebecca Owens at 419-524-0733.

VISIT THE SICK

  • Visit with the elderly clients in our Adult Advocacy Services program – Erie and Huron County contact Carol Wheeler at 419-668-3073; Richland County call Tara Shambaugh at 419-524-0733.

VISIT THE IMPRISONED

  • Pray for those that are in jail/prison.
  • Pray for those recently released from jail/prison.
  • Donate funds to assist those recently released from jail/prison in securing a State Identification or Birth Certificate – contact Catholic Charities at 419-244-6711.

GIVE TO THE POOR

  • Donate home cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products to clients in our Supportive Housing program - contact Vickie Williams at 419-245-6711.
  • Offer employment or volunteer opportunity to unemployed Catholic Charities clients – contact Dave Moebius 419-244-6711.
  • Donate baby diapers, blankets, bassinets, clothing and other items to those seeking assistance through Catholic Charities – contact Catholic Charities at 419-244-6711.

BURY THE DEAD

  • Donate funds to those clients that do not have enough assets to purchase burial services – contact Jeff Grilliot at 419-244-6711.
  • Prayer for women and their families that are in a post-abortion situation – contact Clarissa Lapinski at 419-583-6817.

GENERAL

  • Volunteer for Catholic Charities ministries and projects occurring throughout the Diocese of Toledo – contact Dan Stephens at 419-244-6711.

St. Francis Spirituality Center, Tiffin

http://franciscanretreats.org/

Mercy Listens
An open invitation to be heard

  • Think the Church is more concerned about doctrine than pastoral care?
  • Been disillusioned by church-goers who don't "walk the talk?"
  • Feel like God has turned against you?
  • Not sure you have a spiritual side?

Pope Francis is reaching out to you and the staff of St. Francis Spirituality Center wants to welcome you.

Wednesdays: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
7:00 p.m.
St. Francis Spirituality Center Lounge
200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH
419-443-1485

We promise...

  • No shaming or condemning
  • No lecturing or platitudes
  • A safe forum in which to voice your doubts, hurt, anger, or disillusionment
  • Genuine, compassionate, confidential listening

No need to register...no charge...just come.
All faiths and/or no faith welcome


Our Lady of Consolation Basilica and National Shrine Year of Mercy Celebration

June 5 Celebrant:  Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas

  • 8th Bishop of Toledo

The Stations of Mercy: Visit the Imprisoned
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center

Each month, following Pope Francis invitation to us “to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of God’s actions in our lives,” we will explore the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

Leader: In June, through Scripture, prayer and presentation Sister Pat Schnapp, RSM will lead us more deeply into what it means to Visit the Imprisoned.

Cost: Free will donation will be given to Heartbeat


Our Lady of Consolation Basilica and National Shrine Year of Mercy Celebration

July 3 Celebrant:  Bishop John Stowe

  • Former Rector and Pastor of Our Lady of Consolation
  • August Novena Preacher 1999

The Stations of Mercy: Comfort the Sorrowful
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Our Lady of Pines Retreat Center

Each month, following Pope Francis invitation to us “to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of God’s actions in our lives,” we will explore the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

Leader: In July, through Scripture, prayer and presentation Sister Mary Jane Fisher, RSM will lead us more deeply into what it means to Comfort the Sorrowful.

Cost: Free will donation will be given to Heartbeat


Blessed are the Merciful: Their Power to Transform the World

Conference Retreat with Father Michael Gurnick, MA,MDiv
July 24 - 29, 2016

Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center

The topic for the conferences is: “Blessed are the Merciful: Their Power to Transform the World”.

The retreat begins at 5:30 on Sunday, July 24 and concludes at 10:30 AM Friday,  July 29.

Cost: $495.00 including meals,  (July 24 optional pizza: 5:15-6:30)

Registraton required: Call 419-332-6522 or email.


As a part of its continuing celebration of the Year of Mercy, the Diocese of Toledo will hold an important diocesan‐wide conference entitled “Reflecting the Face of Mercy.” This all‐day leadership conference will be held on August 30, 2016, from 9 a.m. ‐ 3:30 p.m. at the Camden Falls Conference Center in Tiffin. The conference will prepare and equip leaders in our parishes and schools for three specific areas of pastoral outreach: to the separated, divorced and remarried; to those involved in or affected by abortion; and to individuals and families affected by same‐sex attraction. Bishop Daniel Thomas will be the morning keynote speaker. Please save the date. More details will be announced as they become available.


Our Lady of Consolation Basilica and National Shrine Year of Mercy Celebration

September 4 Celebrant: Rev. Msgr. Michael Hohenbrink, VF

  • Pontifical Honors/ Chaplain to his Holiness
  • Current Pastor at St. Michael’s, Findlay, OH
  • Dean of the St. Francis Deanery

Our Lady of Consolation Basilica and National Shrine Year of Mercy Celebration

October 2 Celebrant:  Fr. David Schalk

  • August Novena Preacher 2015

Our Lady of Consolation Basilica and National Shrine Year of Mercy Celebration

November 13 Celebrant: (Year of Mercy closing)  Fr. Ronald A. Schock

  • Pastor St. Joseph, Monroeville and St. Alphonse, Peru

Confessional Door Oak Relief Panels honoring the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Carved by Louis Gugamus, Omaha, Nebraska

     
 

Good Samaritan
Luke 10: 25-37

 

Good Shepherd
John 10: 1-18

 

King David
2 Samuel 12: 1-15

           
     
 

Miriam, sister of Moses
Numbers 12: 1-16

 

Prodigal Son
Luke 15: 11-32

 

Repentant King
2 Chronicles 33: 11-13

           
       
 

Conversion of Saint Paul
Acts 9: 1-19

 

Pharisee and the Publican
Luke 18: 10-14