December 7, 2015
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
With great joy and hope I write to you on the eve of this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, established by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, who will inaugurate it on Dec. 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. In communion with the whole Church, our honouring of this year will commence with the blessing and opening of the "Holy Door" at St. Joseph's Basilica on the Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 13, 2015. The jubilee will close on the feast of Christ the King, Nov. 20, 2016.