The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Jubilee of Mercy (12/08/15 - 11/20/2016)


The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will be held from the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8), 2015 to the Feast of Christ the King (November 20), 2016.

Key Dates

Dec. 8: The Year of Mercy will begin on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, when Pope Francis will open the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Feb. 10, 2016: The “Missionaries of Mercy” commissioned by Pope Francis will be sent out from St. Peter’s Basilica across the world with the authority to forgive even the most serious sins.
March 4-5: During the Friday and Saturday before the Fourth Week of Lent, the faithful across the world have been asked by Pope Francis to participate in “24 Hours for the Lord,” when dioceses are to hold services offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
July 26-31: The Jubilee for Youth (World Youth Day) will take place in Krakow, Poland.
Throughout the year: Special celebrations will be held in Rome to honor and support certain groups, including: Divine Mercy devotees, boys and girls, members of the Roman Curia, deacons, priests, the sick and people with disabilities, catechists, prisoners and more.
Nov. 20, 2016: On the feast of Christ the King, Pope Francis will mark the end of the jubilee year by closing the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica.