Official Jubilee Feeds
'MERCIFUL LIKE THE FATHER'
8th December 2015 to 20th November 2016
Pope Francis is asking that in every diocese and in churches and shrines designated by the diocesan bishop, there will also be a celebration of the rite of opening of the Holy Door in unity with the Universal Church so all can participate and obtain the indulgences promised in this Jubilee Year.
In the words of Pope Francis, “On that day, the Holy Door will become a Door of Mercy through which anyone who enters will experience the love of God who consoles, pardons, and instills hope.”
In the Diocese of Motherwell there are two Holy Doors of Mercy. Bishop Toal opened the Holy Door in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral on Saturday 12th December 2015. On New Year's Day, a second Holy Door was opened by Bishop Toal in St Francis Xavier Church at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Carfin (Carfin Grotto). Our Parish will make a pilgrimage to the Holy Door at Carfin Grotto in September 2016.
HOLY DOOR AT CARFIN GROTTO
HOLY DOOR AT