The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has created a Year of Mercy website as a resource for parishes participating in the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which began Dec. 8. The website includes videos, a confessions finder, a list of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, and a calendar of events for the Year of Mercy. The site went live Dec. 11.

The website also includes Bishop O’Connell’s “Mercy Challenge,” where he encourages all parishioners to practice one corporal or spiritual work of mercy every day. The website lists 50 practical ideas for carrying out this goal during the upcoming year, such as distributing water bottles and sandwiches to the homeless, volunteering at a hospital or visiting a cemetery to pray for the dead.

In mid-December, the archdiocese will send two Year of Mercy posters to every parish. Other items, such as prayer cards and banners, are available to parishes through the website. All parishes, deaneries and regions are encouraged to add their events to the website.

More announcements regarding the Jubilee Year of Mercy will be made later this month. Please visit the website at