Bishop Herzog's Pastoral Letter for the Year of Mercy

Dear Priests and brothers and sisters in Christ,

Let the people of God in the Diocese rejoice at this Year of Mercy.

Pope Francis declared the extra ordinary “Jubilee Year of Mercy” to open on December 8, 2015, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the liturgical feast day that recalls God’s action from the very beginning of the history of mankind until November 20, 2016, the Solemnity of Christ the King (Misericordiae Vultus #5).