Year of Mercy
December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016
Doors of Mercy
Official Pilgrimage Churches and Chapels of the Holy Year of Mercy
Diocese of Peoria
Click on church picture or city to link to parish/chapel/shrine website.
To view hours and events during the Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy, click on the button below each church.
The specially designated Holy Door of Mercy will be officially opened at each of the churches on Gaudete Sunday 2015. The Faithful, who pass through these doors, may obtain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions once a day, each day throughout the Holy Year. Besides the usual schedule of the Sacraments and devotions in these churches, additional opportunities for prayer and especially for Confession will be made available.
In a particularly way, Bishop Jenky has asked that the clergy of these areas come together to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday 2016 as a region at each of these sites.
Additional information about observances at each of these Holy Year Churches will be made available on this page and Light of Mercy.
The Cathedral is by nature designated by the Holy Father as a pilgrimage church for the Holy Year and a Mercy Door will be opened in the Cathedral as well. However, as renovations of the Cathedral will continue through most of the Holy Year, no additional devotions or celebrations will be added to the Cathedral schedule. Individuals or groups are encouraged to make a pilgrimage to the Cathedral to share in the usual weekend liturgies.
Parish Planning Guide
Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy
The overarching goals
Jubilee Year of Mercy
- Parishioners understand and receive all the graces available on Divine Mercy Sunday
- Parishioners live the mercy message during the Jubilee in their daily lives
The path to a deeper union with Christ’s mercy is through the Immaculate Heart of Mary who brings us to the pierced side of Jesus, who is the Fountain of Mercy.
Pope Francis has “entrusted this Year to the Mother of Mercy, that she turn her gaze upon us and watch over our journey.” Thus, Marian Consecration within the parish is a fitting preparation for this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.
The Jubilee Year of Mercy commences with the opening of the Holy Door on December 8, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, in which Mary, conceived without sin, is the beginning of the outpouring of God’s mercy to all!