MERCY is a high-quality, magazine-style booklet inspired by the Jubilee Year of Mercy and Pope Francis’ joy-filled ministry.
Published to coincide with the start of Lent, MERCY is designed to be given as a gift, person to person, as a practical extension of the way God often uses our human relationships to reveal Divine mercy.
The 40-page, full colour booklet for Catholic adults has an emphasis on deepening readers’ appreciation of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and includes a joyful call to visit the Blessed Sacrament. It includes a step-by-step refresher on Reconciliation and examination of conscience that people can use as a guide to prepare for the Sacrament.
MERCY aims to touch hearts with striking imagery and thoughtful, informative reflections from Pope Francis, some of the saints, and contemporary Catholic writers.
With its inspirational articles and practical tips on prayer, preparing for Reconciliation, and restoring hurt relationships, Mercy is an ideal resource for parish and school communities during this Jubilee Year of Mercy and beyond.
You can view our digital flip-book version below as a preview.
How to use MERCY
Mercy can be used in various ways to inform people about, celebrate, and live their lives more deeply in the light of God’s mercy.
- As a resource for parishioners throughout Lent to invite them to Reconciliation and prepare for it, and inspire them to spend more time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament
- As a gift to parishioners, volunteers, and/or staff as part of your Year of Mercy initiatives
- For parents of children in parish sacramental programs, particularly those preparing for Reconciliation
- As a resource in parish prayer groups or Lenten groups
- A gift for new parents enrolling at the Parish school
- Easter Mass Celebrations
- For families who have their children enrolled in Special Religious Education in your local state schools
- As a gift to parents attending your school’s Ash Wednesday Masses or services
- For newly enrolled parents at the school
- As a supplementary religious education resource
- To encourage parent engagement and formation
- As a gift to mothers’ prayer groups
- To encourage parents who attend playgroups at your school
- For teacher formation
- As a gift for those accessing Catholic chaplaincy, eg. the homebound, sick, imprisoned, refugees, and students
- As a resource for prayer groups, especially during Lent