Bishops Appeal: Missionaries of Mercy (#610, 5th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary Time, 5th Sunday (Year C)

Mercy: More kindness than justice deserves. Isaiah, Paul and Peter encounter God’s mercy. Then they are sent to be missionaries of mercy to others. The Year of Mercy instituted by Pope Francis is about both receiving mercy and offering it to others. You are part of a big church doing these works of mercy all over the world and here at home. Through the Bishop’s Appeal you become part of works of mercy throughout our whole diocese.

The Bishop’s Appeal is just one of many ways we can be part of the whole church’s mission of mercy. But it’s not enough just to give money and let someone else do the work. All of us are called to receive mercy and to show mercy. How is God calling you to be a missionary of mercy?

(7 Feb 2015)

Going Deeper:

Learn more about the “Faces of Mercy” Bishop’s Appeal for 2016

Pray the Missionaries of Mercy prayer for our parishes this Lent:

Missionaries of Mercy Prayer