EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY
On April 13, 2015, Pope Francis announced that an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will be celebrated between December 8, 2015 and November 20, 2016. In his announcement he said:
I have often thought about how the Church might make clear its mission of being a witness to mercy. It is a journey that begins with a spiritual conversion. For this reason, I have decided to call an extraordinary Jubilee that is to have the mercy of God at its center. It shall be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live this Year in the light of the Lord’s words: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” (cf. Lk 6:36)
The Diocesan Door of Mercy will open at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond on December 20th just before the 11:00 a.m. Mass. All are welcome to attend. We look forward to this extraordinary time of grace. Please check out the links below for more information on the Year of Mercy.
“LIVING OUR MISSION” CAMPAIGN
You have heard at Mass and through the Catholic Virginian of the important campaign being conducted throughout the diocese. Many of you attended the “Living Our Mission” Leadership Gatherings to learn more about what we will accomplish at our parish and beyond through this effort. If you have not received your packet, please pick it up after Mass in the commons. Every saved 49 cents of postage helps. After receiving your packet and prayerful consideration, please return your pledge card to the basket in the commons on Participation Weekend, November 22nd. Please return your card even if you do not plan to participate.
This campaign is very important to the life of our parish and the larger Catholic Church throughout the entire Diocese of Richmond, on behalf of which we are proud to serve our community here in Bedford. The decision of how you would like to participate will be entirely yours to make without undue pressure.
Yours in Christ,
Father Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor
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