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Year of Mercy

Briefing to staff on the Year of Mercy in Westminster Diocese

Jenny Whelan

on 24 November 2016

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Transcript of Year of Mercy

The motto, “Merciful Like the Father,” said, “serves as an invitation to follow the merciful example of the Father who asks us not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to give love and forgiveness without measure.”
(Archbishop Fisichella)

The Prodigal Son
[Luke 15: 11-32]
- Forgiving the unforgivable
- Love the person and not the sin
- Not judging or condemning
- Welcoming back
- Celebrations

The Lost Sheep
[Luke 15: 3-7]
- Going out of your way to help others
- Be like a shepherd: mentoring leading,
- Search out for those struggling or more vulnerable at school.
- Listen to the cry of innocent people (think about the news sources) CAFOD.

Jesus Heals the Sick
[Luke 4: 40]
- Praying for those ill in school / prayer book
- Visiting the sick
- Spending time / texting an ill friend
- Taking a gift / sending a card to a classmate
- Compassion

[Luke 18: 1-10]
- Not judging
- Listening generously
- Friending outsiders
- Have a coffee with someone you wouldn’t normally be friends with.

Westminster diocese
Pilgrimage sites
in Westminster
Whatever you do to the least of my brothers you do unto me (Mat 25:45)
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