Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

  Click to view the Vatican Jubilee of Mercy Website

Click to view the Vatican Jubilee of Mercy Website

Pope Francis has called an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and ending on the Solemnity of Christ the King. Archbishop Gustavo has chosen our parish as one of the 15 churches in the archdiocese of San Antonio for people to do pilgrimages, obtain indulgences and abundant graces of forgiveness, peace and joy. We are to designate one of the entry doors to the church building as a Holy Door and apply ourselves to carrying out works of mercy, participation in the sacraments, especially Reconciliation and intensify our spirit of welcome. Here at SJN we sealed our Holy Door after the 11:30 a.m. Mass on Friday. Dec 4 and opened it after the 7:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Dec 13. This was the date when the Holy Father also opened the Holy Door of the Cathedral of Rome, St. John Lateran, and he wanted all the local churches of the world to join him doing the same in their respective localities. Our sanctuary is open and welcoming to all pilgrims desiring to visit us to receive the abundant graces bestowed on those who commemorate this holy event. The practice of pilgrimage, "represents the journey each of us makes in this life." Making a pilgrimage, "is a sign that mercy is a goal to reach and requires dedication and sacrifice." --Pope Francis

Prayer Card for Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy (Click to View/Save)

SJN Year of Mercy Brochure | SJN El Año de la Misericordia Folleto

For the Jubilee Year of Mercy, our church is open daily from 8:00am to 8:00pm


For more information about the Jubilee Year of Mercy from Father Octavio, please click the link below:

Father Octavio Letters on the Jubilee Year of Mercy



Download the Jubilee Year of Mercy app for your Device

Celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy with a great new free app from Our Sunday Visitor! 

The theme for the year is  'Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful,' reflected in the elements of the app, which include: 

  • Daily reflections on mercy 
  • Daily Scripture reflections 
  • Book excerpts 
  • Year of Mercy resources 
  • Pope Francis' tweets throughout the year 
  • Year of Mercy news stories 
  • Divine Mercy Chaplet and Novena

  Click on the picture to read the "Theology of the Holy Door"

Click on the picture to read the "Theology of the Holy Door"