Year of Mercy

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Pope Francis has announced the Jubilee Year of Mercy as a time to live in the light of the Lord's words: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6:36). The Jubilee of Mercy will begin on Friday, December 8, 2015 and will continue until Sunday, November 20, 2016.

Click here (English | French) to read Bishop Fabbro's Letter to the faithful of the Diocese of London, regarding the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy and its related activities in our diocese.

CLICK HERE for a Divine Mercy Sunday brochure (celebrated the weekend of April 3, 2016).



Table of Contents

Parishioner / Pilgrim Resources

Click here for the full Pilgrim Prayer and Resource Guide (32 pages)

Rediscovering the Rite of Penance: Click here for English | French

Celebration Publications makes A Reflection Guide for The Face of Mercy (attached here) available free of charge and invites you to check out other resources at 

Year of Mercy Brochures

Translations of materials to be posted as they become available.  


Black and White:

 Youth Ministry Resources

Mercy in Motion Brochure 
Click here for an educational student brochure about the Year of Mercy, including tips on how to celebrate the Year of Mercy.

Living Stones Contest 2016
Engage and reflect on the 7 corporal works of mercy, and then compose a creative response. Submissions due April 8, 2016. For more information on the contest, click here

Parish Resources

National Catholic TV Mission 2016 
The following is a suggested bulletin insert. For an event poster, click here.

The Annual National Catholic TV Mission 2016, "Merciful Like the Father," with Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB will broadcast during Holy Week on the following dates/times: Salt + Light TV: Part 1: Tuesday, March 22 and Part 2: Wednesday, March 23 at 8 pm and Midnight; Vision TV: Part 1: Monday, March 21 and Part 2 on Tuesday, March 22 at 6 pm and 10 pm.

To support the Mission or to get more information please call the National Catholic Broadcasting Council's toll-free number: 1-888- 383-6277. 

Please click on the links below for access to the following resources:

Church Employees Retreat Info
For information on the Year of Mercy Retreat for those who work in the Church, click here: English | French 


Year of Mercy Pilgrimages

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Martyrs' Shrine: August 24, 2016

For more information, click here for: Pilgrimage Poster | Informational Brochure



Mark this special Holy Year by joining one of these pilgrimage opportunities.

For more information on the following three retreats, please contact Joan Bolt at 519-471-6373 or

Holy Land with Fr. Tony Laforet: March 3 – 13, 2016

Turkey’s Great Saints with Fr. Bill Kornacker: September 15 – 29, 2016

Honour Mary in the Holy Land with Fr. Murray Sample: In this Year of Mercy, celebrate Mary and her role in our Salvation History, by making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land where Mary gave herself serving the God of Mercy. (November 6 – 15, 2016). An information meeting will be held at St. Michael’s. London (511 Cheapside St.) on April 3 at 2:30 pm. Pilgrimage Tour to Germany, Switzerland & Italy with Fr. Jan Burczyk: May 21 – June 2, 2016. CAD $3,269.00 plus taxes. For more information, click here.  

Year Of Mercy & Marian Pilgrimage: Fatima | Lourdes | Barcelona | Rome | Assisi

A Pilgrimage trip to Marian and other holy sites in Europe is being organized by Holy Name of Mary, St. Mary’s from October 5 – 18. The pilgrimage will visit Fatima, the Cathedral of Burgos, the Sanctuary of our Lady of Lourdes, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Vatican, and other churches and sites of Rome and Assisi. Trip includes: local guides, breakfast and lunch each day, all air fares, connecting travel, 4 Star hotels and entrance fees. Price: $3,839.00 per person, based on double occupancy. For more information, or a registration package, please call Holy Name of Mary Parish Office at 519-284-2593 ext. 20. Click here for: Pilgrimage Poster | Pilgrimage Brochure