A jubilee year is a special year called by the Church to receive blessing and pardon from God and remission of sins.
For us in the Diocese of Palmerston North it is a chance to receive and also extend to others the mercy of God.
The Jubilee of Mercy begins, for us, on 13 December 2015 and closes on 13 November 2016.
This opening and closing will be marked with services around a special door in the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Palmerston North.
During the year all are invited to make a pilgrimage to the Doors and to understand and implement more deeply the works of mercy.