Jubilee Year of Mercy
Pope Francis has given us all a challenge and an opportunity as he called for a Jubilee Year of Mercy, beginning 8th December 2015 – 20th November 2016. We celebrated the beginning with a School Mass on 8th December.
On the 8th January 2016 St Cecilia’s RC High School was the first High School in the Diocese of Salford to receive the Door of Mercy. The idea comes from the catholic tradition of designating a Holy Door that is only open during a Holy Year. Pupils, staff and parishioners were all encouraged to take part in the service and walk through the Door of Mercy which was presented to us by St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School whose pupils led the service. From St Cecilia’s RC High School the Door of Mercy then went to St Patrick’s RC Primary School in Walton-le-Dale.
Father David Chinnery contemplates before going
through the Door of Mercy.