February 9, 2016

Door of Mercy

As you may have heard, Pope Francis has declared an Extraordinary Jubilee. The focus of this Extraordinary Jubilee year is Mercy. All churches throughout the world will have this same focus. Our school board has also embarked on this mission. As a result, each school in the board will create their own  "Door of Mercy". At St. Jerome, we will be decorating the doors into the library. Each class is responsible for decorating one of the window pane's. Classes can choose how their pane will look. The Yellow Dragons thought it would be a good idea to do a collage of photographs depicting what Mercy is and how we show Mercy. As a result we need each student to send in a photograph from home that depicts Mercy. The official works of Mercy are...

  • To feed the hungry;
  • To give drink to the thirsty;
  • To clothe the naked;
  • To harbour the harbourless;
  • To visit the sick;
  • To ransom the captive;
  • To bury the dead.
  • To bear wrongs patiently;
  • To forgive offences willingly;
  • To comfort the afflicted;
  • To pray for the living and the dead.
Needless to say, most of you will likely not have photographs depicting many these works, however there are likely many you do have... Do you have a photograph of...

1. Feeding a baby or an animal, giving a bottle
2. Visiting someone in a hospital
3. Helping someone get dressed
4. Giving someone a hug, a smile
5. Taking care of someone that is hurt
6. Talking to someone
7. Celebrating something at church

Please send in a Photo by Wednesday, February 17. You can even stage a photo if you can't find one to print. The collage will be up for the entire year so make sure it is an extra copy as the photographs will not be returned. Thanks so much for your support in this project.