Thursday, February 4, 2010

Announcements and First Thursday in the Year of the Priest

Please be advised that the February 7th Holy Hour at St. Monica's Church is cancelled due to the impending inclement weather. Please pass the word. I'll post about next month when I hear.

Also, please remember that during the Year of the Priest, there is a plenary indulgence granted to the faithful who, on the First Thursday of the Month:

Devotedly attend Mass and offer prayers to Christ the High Priest for the priests of the Church
perform any good work to sanctify and mould priests to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
2) Receive Holy Communion
3) Offer the usual prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father, ie one Pater Noster (Our Father) and one Ave Maria (Hail Mary)
4) Make a sacramental confession within a week of the day of seeking to obtain a plenary indulgence
5) Be completely detached from all sin, even venial sin


  1. I am always amazed at the number of blessing we are offered by the Church for making effort in our faith life! What I have always wondered is this: if we din't know about a certain indulgence, but happen to carry out the requirements anyway, is it still granted? Or do we have knowledge and intention? Anybody know?
    God Bless all and keep safe in the Weather!

  2. I do not know the answer to this but I can't imagine that, if you met all the conditions, you would not have obtained the indulgence. I will definitely look into this. Good question!


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