Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

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“This is the time of mercy”

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy concluded on Sunday, November 20, 2016. On this occasion Pope Francis released the document Misericordia et misera (“Mercy and Misery”), in which he proposed ways the graces of the Jubilee Year may continue. He said, “This is the time of mercy.” The document may be read on the Vatican website or is also available as a printable document (PDF).

Pastoral Plan for the Diocese of Fargo

Here is the plan for the celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in the Diocese of Fargo.

The following resources are available in parishes throughout the Diocese of Fargo:

Works of Mercy

During the Jubilee of Mercy articles will be published in New Earth about parishes being involved in Works of Mercy. Download the Parish Works of Mercy form (PDF) and submit your stories.

Holy Door & Pilgrimage

An important part of a Jubilee is pilgrimage to a Holy Door. Bishop Folda has chosen to have a Holy Door in one of the churches in each deanery. Visit the Holy Doors page to learn where each Holy Door is located.

Deanery Church with a Holy Door Deanery Church with a Holy Door
1 Carmel of Mary, Wahpeton 6 St. Cecilia, Harvey
2 St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo 6 St. Ann’s, Belcourt
3 St. Michael’s, Grand Forks 7 St. James Basilica, Jamestown
4 St. Stanislaus, Warsaw 8 St. Philip Neri’s, Napoleon
5 St. Joseph’s, Devils Lake    

The Holy Doors in each church were blessed on Sunday, December 13th, and are open for pilgrims throughout the Jubilee of Mercy. See the Holy Doors page for suggested pilgrimage routes to each of the Holy Doors.

The following documents are available

Prayer for the Jubilee of Mercy
by Pope Francis

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.


Download prayer as a printable document (PDF)

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