Year of Mercy Bulletin Inserts

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time to Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

(25th September –20th November)

To help keep the Year of Mercy in front of your community, Evangelisation Brisbane will provide weekly newsletter inserts from a variety of sources including Pope Francis, the Scriptures, and a range of writers from throughout the ages. These will be available in the Year of Mercy page of the Evangelisation Brisbane website:
25th September 2016
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Mercy takes us outside ourselves. It makes us one with the rest of the world.
– Joan Chittister OSB, God’s Tender Mercy
2nd October 2016
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Help me, O Lord, that my eyes may be merciful…Help me, O Lord, that my ears may be merciful… Help me, O Lord, that my tongue may be merciful… Help me, O Lord, that my hands may be merciful… Help me, O Lord, that my feet may be merciful… My true rest is in the service of my neighbour.”
– Saint Faustina Kowalska
9th October 2016
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Jesus goes and heals and integrates the marginalized, the ones who are outside the city, the ones outside the encampment. In so doing, he shows us the way.”
–Pope Francis, The Name of God is Mercy
16th October 2016
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
“The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:”
– William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
23rd October 2016
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too.”
– William Blake
30thOctober 2016
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Jesus, with his merciful behavior, shows the church the path it must take to reach out to every person so that each one can be healed in body and spirit and recover his or her dignity as a child of God.”
– Pope Francis, Papal Audience 31st August, 2016
6thNovember 2016
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
“God’s mercy is so great that you may sooner drain the sea of its water, or deprive the sun of its light, or make space too narrow, than diminish the great mercy of God.”
– Charles Spurgeon
13thNovember 2016
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
“We need to enter the darkness, the night in which so many of our brothers live. We need to be able to make contact with them and let them feel our closeness, without letting ourselves be wrapped up in that darkness and influenced by it.”
– Pope Francis, The Name of God is Mercy
20thNovember 2016
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
“He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy.”
– Titus 3:5