Welcome to the Jubilee of Mercy portal for the Diocese of Austin!


"Therefore, I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its center the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: "Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful" (cf. Lk 6:36)...This Holy Year will commence on the next Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and will conclude on Sunday, 20 November 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and living face of the Father's mercy..."

Pope Francis, March 13, 2015


In this exciting Jubilee Year, the Diocese of Austin invites you to discover the many ways of receiving, understanding, and sharing God's great mercy. Here you will find all sorts of resources and information for yourself, your family, and your parish.




Calendar of Events

November 12-13, 2016

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Closing of the Holy Doors in the basilicas of Rome and in the dioceses of the world

November 20, 2016

Feast of Christ the King

Closing of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica and the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy

Ceremonies of Closing for the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Diocese of Austin 

November 11, 2016 (Friday)

St. Mary's, College Station

Mass at St. Mary's Catholic Center at 5:30 p.m. 

November 12-13, 2016 (Saturday) 

Sacred Heart, Waco

24 hours Eucharistic Adoration beginning 6:30 a.m. Saturday, November 12, through Sunday, November 13, at 6:30 a.m. 

November 12, 2016

Holy Trinity, Corn Hill

Jubilee of Mercy Pilgrimage beginning at 12 noon

Closing Mass on Sunday, November 13 at 8:30 a.m.

November 13, 2016

St. Mary's Cathedral, Austin

Mass with Bishop Vásquez, 5 p.m., Saturday, November 19

November 20, 2016

St. Joseph, Mason

Mass at 10:30 on Sunday, November 20



On Sunday, December 13, 2015, Pope Francis blessed and opened the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome.  Holy doors were also blessed and opened in all the cathedrals of the world, including St. Mary’s in Austin, and at our other four diocesan pilgrimage sites:  Sacred Heart in Waco, Holy Trinity in Corn Hill, St. Joseph in Mason, and St. Mary’s in College Station.  We thank the pastors and thier parish communities for their generous hospitality, and thanks to the hundreds of pilgrims who passed through these Holy Doors during the Jubilee Year of Mercy.