“I invite the people of the Archdiocese of Sydney to enter St Mary’s Cathedral through the Holy Door and make a pilgrimage along the Way of Mercy. My fervent prayer is for all of Sydney’s Catholics to experience the loving mercy of God through the graces and initiatives of this Jubilee Year.”
- Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP
A Year of Mercy Working Party has been established to plan the Archdiocese of Sydney’s response to the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Sr Moira Debono, a Sister of Mercy is chairing the working party. It is hoped that parishioners, members of school communities and those working for or with the Church will experience the loving mercy of God through the graces and initiatives of this dedicated year.
The Holy Father clearly hopes that the Sacrament of Confession will be a big part of the year’s work; so might the better provision for those in need of ‘emergency pastoral care’. The Working Party will liaise and collaborate with adjoining dioceses, the ACBC and the parishes and movements that are preparing events or materials for the Year of Mercy.
To contact Sr Moira and the Working Party, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.Pilgrimage of Mercy - St Mary's Cathedral Holy Door
“The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life”.
- Pope Francis
Throughout this Year of Mercy, you are invited to come to St Mary’s Cathedral and make a Pilgrimage of Mercy. Walk through the Holy Door and make a pilgrimage along the Way of Mercy - six different Mercy Stations throughout the Cathedral where you can stop, reflect and pray. See more information here.
There are special resources available for a children’s pilgrimage along the Way of Mercy in St Mary’s Cathedral. To view the “Pilgrim Passport” resource see here. (If printing choose “fit to page” option to ensure no content is missed).
To obtain hard copies of these “Pilgrim Passport” booklets for children please email email@example.com. We also welcome you to walk through the Holy Doors of Mercy and to make a pilgrimage at St Patrick’s Church Hill. For Mass and Confession times please see here.
See more resources here.