The Traveling Door of Mercy: Visit the MCS Door at Your Local Church or Parish this Spring

April 7, 2016

The Mater Christi Holy Door of Mercy will continue visiting churches and parishes in our area. Ask your parish to consider hosting the door to share “Contemporary Scenes of Mercy” with your local community.

On Sunday, May 22, the Traveling Door of Mercy will be at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral in Burlington for a Mass with Bishop Coyne at 10:00. Bishop Coyne has asked that MCS families who attend St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral stay behind after mass for a special group photo.

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, April 3 –  Our Lady of Grace, Colchester
  • Sunday, April 10 – St. Jude’s, Hinesburg
  • Sunday, May 22  –  St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Burlington. 10:00 Mass with Bishop Coyne
  • Friday, May 27 –  Mater Christi School Memorial Day Prayer Service
  • Thursday, June 22 – Mater Christi School Graduation
  • Sunday, June 5 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Charlotte
  • Sunday, June 19 –  Holy Cross Church, Colchester

About the Door

The Burlington Catholic Diocese asked its schools to create a Holy Door to commemorate the Jubilee Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis. The students of Mater Christi School, with vision and guidance from faculty, came to school on Martin Luther King Jr Day to talk about the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, including racism. During those discussions, they created images depicting acts of mercy and the Critical Concerns. Each classroom presented a single image to be outlined on a Plexiglas panel in black hot glue. The Plexiglas panels were returned to the classrooms, where the students painted them with transparent paints to simulate stained glass. The panels were arranged into two unfinished pine frames, creating a pair of doors similar to the bronze Holy Doors on the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. Titled “Contemporary Scenes of Mercy”, these full sized doors welcome people into God’s love by reminding us how to be instruments of mercy. As part of our mission to be a cornerstone of our community, Mater Christi School is sharing our messages of compassion and mercy with public by sending the Holy Door on tour. Learn more