Pope Francis has focused on the theme of God's mercy since the beginning of his pontificate. Now he has declared an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, a holy year beginning on December 8, 2015 and lasting until the feast of Christ the King on November 20, 2016. This faith-sharing guide will give readers—and even entire parishes—an opportunity to participate in this holy year in a meaningful way. Each of the eight sessions features a Gospel passage followed by a homily on that passage given by Pope Francis. Questions for reflection and discussion focus on both the Scripture text and the homily. Related Scripture passages are included, as well as an action step that can be used to grow in the practice and understanding of God's mercy. • Rich in the various Scripture texts and themes related to mercy. • For individuals or groups.