Hey kids!

The Holy Father has written a Jubilee of Mercy letter to you!

Message for the Jubilee of Mercy

For Young Boys and Girls

Dear Young Friends,

The Jubilee is a year-long celebration, in which every moment becomes a chance for us to grow in holiness.  It is a time when we can discover that life together as brothers and sisters is like a great party, perhaps the most beautiful party we can imagine, the endless party that Jesus has taught us to celebrate by his Spirit.  The Jubilee is the party to which Jesus invites us all, without excluding anyone.  That is why I also wanted to have some days of prayer and celebration with you.

Yours is a time of life which is full of amazing changes.  Everything seems possible and impossible all at once.  I repeat what I said to some of your friends: “Remain steadfast in the journey of faith, with firm hope in the Lord.  This is the secret of our journey!  He gives us the courage to swim against the tide.  Pay attention, my young friends: to go against the current; this is good for the heart, but we need courage to swim against the tide.  Jesus gives us this courage! … With him we can do great things; he will give us the joy of being his disciples, his witnesses.  Commit yourselves to great ideals, to the most important things.  We Christians were not chosen by the Lord for little things; push onwards toward the highest principles.  Stake your lives on noble ideals”

Read the whole letter with your kids!

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(Church of Saint Paul kids – you can pick up a print copy at the Year of Mercy kiosk in the entry.)
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