The Year of Mercy

Year of MercyBack in December, together with the Church throughout the world, students and staff at Bishop Walsh began to keep the Year of Mercy.

The Year offers us an opportunity to journey to a different and richer knowledge and experience of the mercy of God. It also provides us the opportunity to celebrate that mercy, and to live it more generously.

This month, January, Pope Francis wrote to young people of the world inviting them in a special way to join with him in prayer and celebration on April 23rd.

You can find the letter here:

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  • How might you respond to Pope Francis’ invitation?
  • Who might you invite to join with you?

‘Dear brothers and sisters throughout the world, Happy Easter! Happy Easter!


What a joy it is for me to announce this message: Christ is risen! I would like it to go out to every house and every family, especially where the suffering is greatest, in hospitals, in prisons …


Most of all, I would like it to enter every heart, for it is there that God wants to sow this Good News: Jesus is risen, there is hope for you, you are no longer in the power of sin, of evil!  Love has triumphed, mercy has been victorious! The mercy of God always triumphs!’


Pope Francis, Easter Sunday 2013.