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St Albert The Great Catholic Primary School
September 30 2016

Our Year of Mercy

Governors At St Albert The Great

Living the Year of Mercy

This is the logo for the Holy Year of Mercy, which opens Dec. 8 and runs until Nov. 20, 2016. (CNS/courtesy of Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization) See JUBILEE-MERCY May 5, 2015.



: Our ‘Alms for Palms’ day resulted in a collection of £110.08 for CAFOD (match funded by the government so is £220.16) and the Sport
Relief Fun Run raised £194.90. Thank you once again for your support and generosity.

: Thank you to everyone who returned the Lenten Collection Boxes. We raised £217.00 which will be given to the Catholic Children’s
Society when our Year 6 children attend the Good Shepherd Mass on 9th June.

WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL MASS: On 9 June our Year 4 children will be representing our school when they attend the Good Shepherd Mass at Westminster
Cathedral. This special service commemorates the support and hard work of Roman Catholic Schools within the Westminster
Diocese and is always a very special occasion. The £217.00 raised during our Lenten collection will be given to the Catholic Children’s




Introduction:  Seeing the great need for mercy and healing in the world, Pope Francis has called for the Year of Mercy. This is special period, also known as a Holy Year or Jubilee Year, for the Catholic Church. It is a time for the Church across the world to take a year to focus on forgiveness and healing in a special way. The Year of Mercy is an invitation to show love, kindness, and unbounded generosity.

Pope Francis is offering us all the opportunity to encounter the incredible mercy of God. Encountering mercy means encountering God. It can transform our life, our relationships, our work, and our ability to embrace and experience all of life. Pope Francis has asked us all as individuals and as a Church “to be a witness of mercy” by reflecting on and practising the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Beginning on 8 December 8 2015, the Holy Year of Mercy will focus on studying and reflecting on mercy, receiving mercy, and being merciful towards others.