Diocese of Phoenix “Mercy Nights”

With Franciscan Friars

During this Year of Mercy, come experience a first Friday Mercy Night of Worship, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions, and Healing Prayer all focussed on the theme of God’s infinite and amazing Mercy and Love.

Priests will be present to hear confessions. During Adoration there also will be a special talk and meditation on Mercy by one of the Friars.

The night will be begin at 7 p.m. and officially end at 9 p.m., but the Friars are prepared to stay until all confessions have been heard and all those desiring prayer have received it.

Even if you can’t join us, please keep the Mercy Nights in your prayers.

More Year of Mercy Events

Month / Date Location Pastor Deanery
February 5, 2016 Cathedral of Ss. Simon + Jude Fr. John Lankeit Central
March 4, 2016 St. John the Baptist Fr. Michael Tinker NAM
March 4, 2016 “24 Hours for the Lord” All Every
March 5, 2016 “24 Hours for the Lord” All Every
March 6, 2016 “24 Hours for the Lord” All Every
April 1, 2016 Holy Trinity Catholic Newman Center Fr. Matt Lowry North
May 6, 2016 St. Joan of Arc in Phoenix Fr. Don Kline Northeast
June 3, 2016 Christ the King in Mesa TBD East
August 12, 2016 St. Thomas Aquinas in Avondale Fr. John Muir Southwest
September 2, 2016 St. Helen in Glendale Rev. John Ssegawa, A.J. Northwest
October 7, 2016 Corpus Christi Fr. Chad King South

Are you planning an event at your parish or deanery? Let us know so we can spread the word.

Year of Mercy at Your Parish

In addition to the events which Pope Francis’ himself will oversee (cf. iubilaeummisericordiae.va), here in our diocese the faithful will have access to Jubilee events on three interconnected levels: the diocese, deaneries, and parishes. Given the relatively brief time for Jubilee preparation for parishes in particular, Bishop Olmsted would like to draw attention to the following tasks for parish planning:

  • Use the Jubilee Hymn of Mercy at your parish (see below)
  • Use the official Year of Mercy Logo in parish correspondence and event promotion (see below).
  • Make more available the Sacrament of Penance, by adding at least one hour of Confession per week.
  • Foster the corporal and spiritual works of mercy with renewed zeal and coordination, keeping in mind Pope Francis desire that the faithful experience “signs of mercy.”

  • Make widely known the great opportunity for the faithful to receive the Jubilee Plenary Indulgence, generously extended by Pope Francis in particular to the following: pilgrims visiting the Holy Door(s), the sick and elderly, the incarcerated, those who practice the works of mercy, and the deceased. The Jubilee indulgence is a significant channel of spiritual power in the Jubilee Year of Mercy; with clear teaching and encouragement, the faithful will greatly benefit from it.

  • Keep church and chapel doors unlocked during the day (as far as possible), with Year of Mercy resources and literature available (available for purchase at the two sites listed below).

  • Coordinate with your Dean and deanery pastors to facilitate fruitful participation in the following: the “24 Hours for the Lord” celebration on March 4-5, 2016; the Diocesan “Mercy Nights” on First Fridays; the various Diocesan celebrations; as well as any other deanery or parish Jubilee events.

Need Help?

Fr. Kieran Kleczewski and Fr. John Muir in the Office of Worship are available to help bring the “Year of Mercy” to life for your parishioners. 602-354-2112 



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