Year of Mercy
Pope Francis has announced a special Jubilee Year of Mercy. It will begin on the 8th December 2015 and finish on 20th November 2016. In his official letter to the church, Misericordiae Vultus, he says “At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives. For this reason I have proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy as a special time for the Church, a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective.”
At Cardinal Langley, we started our year of celebrations and reflection by holding reconciliation services for all year groups, encouraging them to “Be merciful like the Father” (Luke 6:36).
The video below summarises some of our summer term celebrations including welcoming the Salford Diocese ‘Mercy Bus’ to the school on Thursday 7th July, having ‘The Door of Mercy’ in our chapel and being privileged to welcome members of CAFOD, Fr Eamonn Mulcahy and Gee Walker to share their views and experiences of mercy and how we can become more merciful in this special year.
International Lasallian Days for Peace – 21 Sep to 21 Oct
This year’s theme is “Our Voices of Mercy are calling for Peace”. This theme is inspired from the annual theme for 2016-2017, “One Call, Many Voices”, and from the Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis. This year’s ILDP is an opportunity to put emphasis on the fact that by showing mercy ourselves and asking for mercy for others, we become builders of a more understanding and peaceful world.