During this year the Pope has asks us to focus on several points which he believes are needed in order to enable the celebration of the Holy Year to be a true moment of encounter with the mercy of God. It is his wish that the Jubilee be a living experience of closeness with God, in order that our faith may be strengthened.
We are asked to focus on forgiveness and the freedom it brings. We are encouraged to ask forgiveness and to give it.
The Holy Door of the Papal Basilica of St. John Lateran was officially opened by Pope Francis on 13th December 2015, the first Sunday of the Jubilee of Mercy, which began with the opening of the Holy Door on 8th December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.
Holy Doors have also been at the other major basilicas of Rome and in churches around the world. Our nearest official door is in St George’s Church in Worcester, and we are hoping to be able to take some of the children to St Georges at some point during the year, so that they can enter the Door.
As part of the Pope’s Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, we have transformed the hall doors into our very own Door of Mercy. Children from Class 6 have taken stories from the New Testament where that show God’s mercy and love, and have drawn stick figure representations of them to decorate our door with. Here are just a few of them.