Jubilee Year of Mercy begins at St John's
On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8th the Jubilee Year of Mercy began at St. John's with clergy and people celebrating together a Special Mass in honour of Our Lady. The Congregation comprising of a good number of young people as well as trusted parishioners listened to the letter of Bishop Declan on the theme of God's Mercy. Following the mass an outdoor procession walked around the grounds to the newly refurbished Adoration Chapel, where each person received a Eucharistic Blessing to begin the Jubilee Year. Canon David dedicated the Chapel to be used for silent prayer and adoration,especially for use in the night hours. The Community of St John's expressed appreciation to the LSU Sisters for vacating their rooms, used for many years in their teaching to young people.
This Year of Mercy is an opportunity for the Church to be open to the love of God's conditional love and we in St John's are expectant and hopeful for a great outpouring of his mercy in the forthcoming year.