Our Holy Father, Pope Francis has called for an extraordinary jubilee to encourage us to become more effective witnesses of God’s merciful love. This Year of Mercy began on December 8, 2015 and continues until November 20, 2016. Pope Francis has encouraged the Church to make its mission to be a witness of mercy to all people. The biblical theme for the year comes from Luke 6:36: “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.” This extraordinary jubilee provides us with a special opportunity to engage and evangelize.
Archbishop Listecki has designated our Basilica as a pilgrimage destination with a Holy Door. Many of you will remember our celebration of the Great Jubilee Year of 2000. Once again, we will open our doors and share the grace of this jubilee with those who come to us. The opening of our Holy Door will take place during the 10:00AM Mass on Sunday, December 13.
Join us as we pray for the Jubilee of Mercy. May we be ever more open to the richness of God’s mercy and become greater witnesses in our world today. Please watch the bulletin and check our website – www.TheBasilica.org – for opportunities to participate in the various offerings of the jubilee year.
The Basilica of St. Josaphat has been designated by Archbishop Listecki of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee as a recognized pilgrimage site for the Jubilee Year with a Holy Door.