Pope Francis has given to the Church an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. It begins on Tuesday, 8 December 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and concludes on Sunday, 20 November 2016, the Solemnity of Christ the King.
Permission is given by the Vatican (for the text) and by the composer (for the various music settings) to reprint any of the following for local use without further permission. This grant, however, requires listing the authors and the © information for each use, and not selling or asking for payment.
Hymn (text only): English
Hymn (guitar-vocal): hi-resolution
Hymn (French, 3 equal voices): en Français
Prayers and Rites to Use
The layout of these prayer cards are for 8½ x 11 stock. The top 4 inches gives the trim directions and some liturgical catechesis suggestions. The bottom portion provides the card in a 4¼ x 7 finish size – some are single sheets, some are 4-page folders.
Sundays and Seasons
In this Year of Mercy, as in every liturgical year, the Church will unfold Sunday by Sunday and season by season the great mystery of Christ. Use these seasonal booklets as preparation for preaching and catechesis, as inspiration for prayer and reflection, as help for thinking of and doing mercy works. Each seasonal booklet contains (1) a focus on the season and special activities; (2) the Lectionary citations and USCCB links; (3) a prayer text with commentary on the meaning for the Christian life; and (4) Bulletin shorts for each week. Permission is given to reproduce for parish, school, and institution use.
To help local efforts for living this Year of Mercy, the office offers these annotated bibliographies organized by subject and/or use. Each recommended work gives the usual publisher data, use grid, publisher link and information from the website, and OWC recommendations. You are free to print and share, post on local websites, post the links, and print excerpts.