Saturday, March 5, 2016, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday evening March 4
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM and beginning again in the morning of Saturday, March 5
9:30 AM – 6:30 PM (Includes Saturday Vigil Mass) Cost: $39.00 (includes 3 meals!) Presenters include: Priests: Fr. Stephen Dyas, Fr. Umberto Bordoni, a Sister of Life and various laypeople who will share with us from an Art, Biblical, Historical and Practical point of view, the role of mercy in our daily lives. Probably the foremost question we will face during this 24 hours of mercy period will be, “Are we able to receive and give mercy in a world that at times is quick to criticize, judge and condemn?”
Pope Francis has called all Catholics to celebrate a special “Jubilee Year of Mercy” throughout our worldwide Church. He has invited all of us to look closer at the “Face of Mercy”—Jesus Christ! What do you see when you look into the face of Christ - a man who failed in his mission by dying on a cross or the God-man who died to set all people free from our attachments, vices, pride and over the top search for sensual pleasures?
The Basilica of Old St Patrick’s and Most Precious Blood Parish have been granted the privilege by the Archdiocese of New York of having Holy Doors during the special Jubilee Year of 2016. To bolster this important assignment Most Precious Blood will be the only Catholic Church open 24 hours a day 7 days a week in Manhattan for the whole year! As an integral part of this retreat we will make a mini-pilgrimage (6 blocks) to Most Precious Blood and walk through the Holy Doors where you can receive a Plenary Indulgence and admire and reflect upon an internationally acclaimed Presepe (Nativity scene).
The “Face of Jesus” wants to let you know that mercy and forgiveness know no boundaries. Join us during this retreat for a series of lectures, small group discussions, personal prayer and fellowship. Also take advantage of this opportunity for spiritual direction, Confession and good food! Our 5th Busy Person’s Retreat will offer you some new ways to accept God’s mercy and forgiveness, and in turn, will motivate you to share this same message with others. For further information contact
Friday, March 4, 2016, 6:30 – 10:00 PM, resuming Saturday, March 5, from 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, 263 Mulberry St. NY 10012