Jubilee Year of Mercy
On Tuesday 8th December, the Holy Father, Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica, signalling the opening of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. This Jubilee Year is a time of particular grace for the whole Church. It is a time when the Church, across the world, is called to respond to the Lord’s call to be merciful to all. It will be a time when, through the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Lord draws us to Himself. It will be a year that will provide a very particular opportunity for us to reach out to those who are estranged from the Church or who, for whatever reason, have not heard the message of the Gospel. This outreach is at the core of our mission.
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Icon of our lady of consolation
As part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy celebrations a copy of the Image of Our Lady of Consolation, from the Shrine at West Grinstead, will travelling around the Diocese, providing us all with the opportunity to focus on God’s abundant Mercy.
Guildford Parish will be hosting the Icon from Saturday 10th April – Tuesday 12th April.
The Icon will be at:-
Prayer to Our Lady of Consolation.
O God, who through the Virgin Mary has willed to give to your people the true consolation, Jesus Christ; grant to us who venerate her, under the title of Our Lady of Consolation, the grace to cooperate with her in the work of Redemption. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen