Category Archive for 'Indulgences'

Indulgences for the Poor Souls

On all the days from November 1 though November 8 inclusive, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls in Purgatory, is granted to those who visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed. Also, on All Souls’ Day, November 2, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, is […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

All Souls Day The Commemoration of All Souls will take place tomorrow, November 3. Please place your All Souls intentions in the basket in the foyer of the church. Do not give money! The All Souls Day Mass schedule is as follows: 7 a.m. Low Mass, followed by two more Low Masses (Communion will be distributed […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

UPDATED: Holy Family’s first All Saints party Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 31. Food: We’ll have a finger-food potluck! (If it needs to be heated, please bring it already hot so it can be served warm/room temperature, and let me know what you are bringing as that will help with food coordination. […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

All Saints’ Day There will be a High Mass at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, the feast of All Saints. All Souls’ Day On Friday, November 2, a High Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. Several Low Requiem Masses will also be offered in succession for the benefit of the souls in […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Fr. Geddes will be away … … visiting family in Ontario until October 29. During his absence, the Mass schedule will be reduced. “Our Catholic Faith” class on Saturdays Our multimedia course on the basics of our Catholic faith takes place on Saturdays from 10 to 11:45 a.m. in the hall. Registration is $25 for […]

Upcoming activities at Holy Family

Fr. Geddes will be away … … visiting family in Ontario from October 16 to 29. During this period, the Mass schedule will be reduced. “Our Catholic Faith” class on Saturdays Our multimedia course on the basics of our Catholic faith takes place on Saturdays from 10 to 11:45 a.m. in the hall. Registration is […]

Indulgences for All Souls

On All Souls’ Day (Monday 2 November) a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls in Purgatory, is granted to those who visit any parish church or public oratory and there recite one Our Father and one Credo. On all the days from 1–8 November inclusive, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor […]

Indulgence for the Year for Priests

Decree of His Grace Archbishop Miller of Vancouver The Holy Father Benedict XVI has established a special Year for Priests on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Mary Vianney, the holy Curé d’Ars, a shining model of a pastor totally dedicated to the service of the people of God. […]

Indulgences for the Year of the Priest

Our Holy Father Pope Benedict has proclaimed the period from 19 June 2009 to 19 June 2010 the Year of the Priest, under the patronage of the Curé of Ars, Saint John Marie Vianney. An indulgence is a remission of temporal punishment due to sin, which would merit expiation in Purgatory. An indulgence is either […]

Divine Mercy, 29 April 2009

The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be sung during Exposition of the Bless Sacrament at Vespers, according to the traditional Polish melody. A  plenary indulgence is available, under the usual conditions of Confession, Holy Communion and prayers for the Holy Father, for participating in Divine Mercy devotions on this octave day of Easter, which was instituted […]

The Conversion of Saint Paul

Plenary Indulgence available Sunday 25 January marks the conversion of Saint Paul in the Roman Martyrology. A plenary indulgence is available under the usual conditions of Confession, Holy Communion, and prayers for the intentions of the Pope. To mark this day we will pray the Litany of Saint Paul after Mass: Lord have mercy. Christ, […]

Pauline Year plenary indulgence

Catholics may benefit from a plenary indulgence if they take part, devoutly and in a spirit of total detachment from all sin, in a sacred function or in a public pious exercise in honour of Saint Paul during the Pauline Year (29 June 2008 – 29 June 2009) declared by Pope Benedict XVI. They must […]