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Calendar for the Jubilee Year of Mercy

We will be updating this calendar as more events are planned for the Archdiocese in the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Dates in larger text indicate activities in the Archdiocese. 

December 8, 2015 

  • Opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica (Rome)
  • Mercy in the City - Mass with Archbishop Smith & Blessing of new location of St. Benedict's Chapel in Edmonton City Centre Mall, 12:15 p.m.

December 13, 2015

  • Mass with Archbishop Smith & Opening of the Holy Door of St. Joseph’s Basilica, 10:30 a.m.

January 1, 2016 – World Day of Peace
January 19 – 21, 2016 – Jubilee for the clergy, religious and lay faithful working in Sanctuaries and Shrines

February 2, 2016

  • Jubilee for the Consecrated Life and closing of the Year for Consecrated Life
  • Mass with Archbishop Smith and consecrated persons of the Archdiocese at St. Joseph's Basilica

February 10, 2016 – Sending of the Missionaries of Mercy, St. Peter’s Basilica (Rome)

February 17, 2016 

  • Day of Confessions in all parishes of the Archdiocese of Edmonton

February 22, 2016 – Jubilee for the Roman Curia
March 4 – 5, 2016 – “24 Hours for the Lord” with a Penitential Liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica
March 20, 2016 – Diocesan Youth Day (Rome)
April 3, 2016 – Jubilee for those who are devoted to the spirituality of Divine Mercy
April 24, 2016 – Jubilee for young people (13-16) to profess the faith and construct a culture of mercy
May 27 – 29, 2016 – Jubilee for deacons
June 3, 2016 – Jubilee for priests
June 12, 2016 – Jubilee for those who are ill and for persons with disabilities
July 26 – 31 – Jubilee for young people, World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland
September 4, 2016 – Jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy
October 8 – 9, 2016 – Marian Jubilee
November 1, 2016 – Mass for the Faithful Departed (Rome)
November 6, 2016 – Jubilee for Prisoners

November 13, 2016

  • Closing of the Holy Door in St. Joseph’s Basilica, 10:30 a.m. Mass

November 20, 2016, Solemnity of Christ the King

  • Closing of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, St. Joseph's Basilica, 10:30 a.m. Mass