The Jubilee Year of Mercy will be inaugurated in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy with the opening of the Door of Mercy on Sunday, December 13. Led by Bishop Brennan, he will formally open the Holy Door at the beginning of the 11 am celebration of Eucharist.
By opening the door and crossing over its threshold, we are reminded that:
- Christ is the sole door through which we enter salvation (cf John 10:9) and the one way that leads to the Father (John 14:6)
- The Church’s ongoing pilgrimage toward “Jesus Christ (who) is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
- It signifies the desire of all Christians to the pass from sin to grace, from slavery to freedom
Bishop Brennan has designated the opening of a number of Doors of Mercy in the diocese at Churches in New Ross, Gorey, Wexford and Our Lady’s Island. The Holy Doors will be Doors of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles pardons, and instils hope.
In this Year, may we all BE MERCIFUL LIKE THE FATHER.