Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


February day of reflection to focus on works of mercy

Published February 5, 2016

ATLANTA—The Divine Mercy Apostolate at the Cathedral of Christ the King will hold a day of reflection on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 8:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

The theme of the day is “The Heart of Mercy in Action – Embrace the Jubilee in Living the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.” The day is a response to Pope Francis, who in his homily for First Vespers of Divine Mercy Sunday in 2015, said,

“Here, then, is the reason for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy: because this is the ‘Time for Mercy.’ … It is my burning desire that, during this Jubilee, the Christian people may reflect on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy… Jesus introduces us to these Works of Mercy in his preaching so that we can know whether or not we are living as his disciples. Let us rediscover these Corporal Works of Mercy: to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, heal the sick, visit the imprisoned, and bury the dead. And let us not forget the Spiritual Works of Mercy: to counsel the doubtful, instruct the ignorant, admonish sinners, comfort the afflicted, forgive offenses, bear patiently those who do us ill and pray for the living and the dead.”

The day of reflection will begin with Mass celebrated at 8:10 a.m. in the Cathedral. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Kenny Hall.

Speakers for the day include Kathy Montag, Catholic Relief Services; Vanessa Russell, Catholic Charities Atlanta; Deacon Gerald and Sharon Zukauckas, Divine Mercy Apostolate; Shawne Giustra, writer and poet; and Carroll Sterne, Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Speakers will address the work of their charities and ministries, how they apply the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, and how parishes and individuals can become involved in these works for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Lunch, prayer and benediction will follow the speakers’ talks.

Registration is $20 per person, which includes breakfast and lunch.

To register online, visit For more information about the event or registration by mail, contact Deacon Zukauckas at