The Year of Mercy was inaugurated by Pope Francis. As part of the year, he asked every diocese throughout the world to establish a Holy Door. In crossing the threshold of this Door, the faithful are invited to open the door of their own hearts to God's mercy.
Last weekend, parishioners from St Joseph's joined about one hundred parishioners from other parts of the Diocese. We began our day by gathering at the Martyrs Memorial, and remembered those who cried out for God's Mercy as they were dragged up the hill and butchered on the hillside for their faith.
We then formed a procession and prayed the Rosary, asking Our Lady to accompany us and to help us to understand the mercy of God, who stooped down into our world and took on our flesh, so that we may enter into His life.
Passing through the Door, the faithful gathered in the main body of the Cathedral. We sang together, professed our faith together, and listened to the Word of God, before taking the opportunity for confession.
It was a very blessed day, the sun shone, and more importantly, our hearts shone as we experienced the goodness of God's mercy.