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Year of Mercy Catechetical Resources

Diocese of Joliet Official Year of Mercy page

Official Vatican Website for Jubilee Year of Mercy       

Shared Effective
Parish Practices
for the Year of Mercy

 BONUS FEATURE: The Jubilee Year of Mercy Plenary Indulgence in Plain English
(PDF Handout - from REO) 

365 Days of Mercy (App)
(Daily meditations, prayer and more sent to your phone from Our Sunday Visitor)

3D Catholic (App)
(Reminders for 3 Devotions: daily prayer, Friday fastting and works of mercy - from University of Notre Dame)

A Year of Mercy with Pope Francis (Our Sunday Visitor)
(Daily reflections booklet for adults)

Acting as a People of Mercy  English    Spanish 
(Handout for families - Pastoral Liturgy magazine)

An Introduction to the Year of Mercy (Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions)
(Free PDF)

Bible Study: Divine Mercy (Stephen J. Binz)
(30 Lectio Divina lessons from both the Old and New Testaments)

Bishop Barron's Top 10 Resources for Year of Mercy
(Homilies, videos, podcasts from Bishop Robert Barron)

Catechetical Leader eSources about Mercy (PastoralPlanning.com)
(Materials for religious education, adult faith formation, RCIA and more)

Catholic Relief Services Year of Mercy Video Channel
(on YouTube, from CRS)

Cinema of Mercy: The Face of Mercy (Sr. Rose Pacatte
(A list of popular movies with themes of mercy)

Connecting to the Year of Mercy Using We Believe and We Live Our Faith (Sadlier Religion)
(Recorded webinar, available on demand)

Divine Mercy App
(Free app offering the complete Divine Mercy Message - from the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception) 

Doors of Mercy: Discovering God's Covenant with You (Saint Benedict Press)
(8-week study for adults - DVD's or streaming video, leader pack. study guide. Sample video.)

An Extraordinary Year of Mercy
(4-video series for adults - Ascension Press)

Holy Year of Mercy Resources (Sadlier Religion)
(Free downloadable e-book, prayer card, activities)

Lesson Plans - Works of Mercy (Diocese of St. Cloud)

Living Mercy in the Year of Mercy (USCCB)
(Free PDF handout/bulletin stuffer)

Mary As Mother of Mercy (Ascension Press)
(Video series, Jeff Cavins)

Mercy and the Texts of the Mass (USCCB Bishops Committee on the Liturgy - see pp 18-20)

Merciful like the Father (song)
(By John Burland, Gary Pinto Our Sunday Visitor - audio available on 365 Days of Mercy Phone app, above)

Mercy-ing phone app
(Morning and Evening reflections from the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea)

Parish Mission - The Francis Effect: A Year of Mercy (Mayslake Ministries)

Resource Guide for Parishes - December-February
(Diocese of Green Bay)

Resources for Year of Mercy (GIA Music)
(Books, music recommendations)

Saints for the Year of Mercy (RCL Benziger)
(A list of Saints of the Church Who have been disciples of God's Mercy)

Works of Mercy Prayers & Activities (Joe Paprocki, Loyola Press)
(Free downloadable PDF packet)

Year C Resouces Jubilee Year of Mercy (PastoralPlanning.com)
Books, downloads, pamphlets and more

Year of Mercy (Loyola Press)
(Free articles, activities, prayers)

NEW! Year of Mercy Online Lessons (Corporal Works of Mercy)
Diocese of St. Cloud

Year of Mercy Activities (The Religion Teacher)
(Worksheets, lesson plan ideas and more for children and youth)

Year of Mercy Book Package  (Our Sunday Visitor)
(Set of 8 Books from the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization - the official adult catechetical resources for the Year of Mercy)
Group Coordinator Manual (Reader Guides for use with the books)

The Year of Mercy and Scripture (Little Rock Scripture Studies)
Short articles with discussion questions for adults

Year of Mercy CD - Bishp Robert Barron
(Value-priced CD for handing out to parishioners, containing 5 homilies on mercy)

Year of Mercy Handouts (RCL Benziger)