Online Donations for the Missionary of Mercy Pilgrimage Appeal


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Servants of Christ Jesus
Attn: Missionaries of Mercy
P.O. Box 102848
Denver, CO   80250-2848

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Missionary of Mercy Pilgrimage Appeal
“... The Holy Father desires to meet with all of the Missionaries of Mercy, here in Rome, on the Second Sunday of Easter... Your presence is thus required in Rome from April 8 to April 11, 2018.”
-Archbishop Rino Fisichella

Fr. John and Fr. Paul, having been renewed as Missionaries of Mercy, are “required in Rome” during the second week of Easter.  The co-founders of the community, rather than again leaving novices at home, hope to bring our novice brothers with us on pilgrimage to the Eternal City.  Since we had not budgeted this travel expense, any support would be appreciated.  We hope to keep expenses to about $1,200 per person, totaling upward of $6,000.  Thank you for your prayers and support! 

 

SUMMONED TO ROME BY THE POPE

In the fall of 2015, Fr. Paul and Fr. John were recommended by Archbishop Samuel Aquila to the Holy Father to be Missionaries of Mercy for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. After their selection in November, the Archdiocese funded their flights to Rome in February 2016 as they joined 1,000 other Missionaries of Mercy from around the world at the Vatican for a commissioning with Pope Francis.  Upon the close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Holy Father decided that this special ministry will continue and Fr. Paul and Fr. John were welcomed to extend their mandate.  They said yes and were surprised in May of this year to receive a letter from the Vatican summoning them to Rome for Divine Mercy Sunday in 2018 for further formation as they undertake this ministry of Divine Mercy.

The two functions of Missionaries of Mercy are to make themselves available to Pastors, Rectors of Sanctuaries and Bishops to undertake missions or facilitate specific initiatives with a particular attention given to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to pardon even those sins reserved to the Holy See. Some of the sins reserved to the Holy See that Fr. John and Fr. Paul can pardon include:

• Profaning the Eucharistic species by taking them away or keeping them for a sacrile- gious purpose

• Use of physical force against the Roman Pontiff

• A priest violating the seal of confession

• The recording of what the priest or penitent says in Sacramental Confession