Divine Worship and the Catechumenate

Mercy Jubilee – “Merciful like the Father”

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)pdfEnglish

Hymn (Text and music)pdfEnglishpdfen FrançaispdfItaliano | pdfTrilingual

Hymn (Melody for assembly) long: tifhi-resolution | tiflow-resolution

Hymn (Melody for assembly) shorttifhi-resolution | tiflow-resolution

Hymn (guitar-vocal): tifhi-resolution

Hymn (French, 3 equal voices): pdfen Français

Diocesan Resources

The diocese has a personal logo "A Jubilee of Mercy". It was created and donated by Jeff Boshart in conjunction with Sher Lanham and Karen Boshart of Red Shoes Art Studio; 929 Tenth Street; Charleston IL 61920; (217) 348-8040; .

Prayer Cards

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.

pdfCalendar Announcing at Epiphany

pdfCanticle of Mary

pdfCanticle of Simeon

pdfCanticle of Zechariah

pdfDiocesan Logo, Works of Mercy, and Matthew 25

pdfHoly Door Pilgrimage

pdfPsalm 51: a psalm of mercy

pdfSt. Ignatius of Loyola & “Take Lord, Receive”

pdfWorks of Mercy: Corporal and Spiritual Lists

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.

pdfAdvent in Year C

pdfAdvent Bulletin Shorts

pdfChristmas Time in Year C

 pdfChristmas Time Bulletin Shorts

pdfChristmas/Epiphany Blessing of Doorways & Thresholds

pdf2-5 Ordinary Time in Year C -- winter

pdf2-5 Ordinary Time -- winter Bulletin Shorts

pdfLent in Year C

pdfSundays 3-4-5 of Lent in Year A & RCIA Scrutinies

pdfLent Bulletin Shorts

pdfHoly Week & Easter Time in Year C

pdfEaster Time Bulletin Shorts

pdf8-13 Ordinary Time in Year C -- May-June

pdf8-13 Ordinary Time in Year C -- Bulletin Shorts

pdf8-13 Ordinary Time in Year C -- Litany of the Sacred Heart

pdf8-13 Ordinary Time in Year C -- Mercy Prayer of the Faithful

pdf14-22 Ordinary Time in Year C -- July-August

pdf14-22 Ordinary Time in Year C -- Bulletin Shorts July-August

pdf23-30 Ordinary Time in Year C -- September-October

pdf23-30 Ordinary Time in Year C -- Bulletin Shorts September-October

pdf31-CTK Ordinary Time in Year C -- Bulletin Shorts October-November