30 December 2015
Christmastide and Year-End/Beginning Indulgences
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. ~Washington Irving
Merry Christmas! A little reminder about the upcoming opportunities for plenary indulgences on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1:
At 5pm on December 31st, the Canons of the Institute will have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Te Deum and Benediction. All the faithful who assist at the signing of the Te Deum on this day in thanksgiving for the past year may gain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions. There is also Low Mass as usual that day, the Feast of Pope St. Sylvester, at 8am.
The Oratory Mass Schedule for the Feast of the Circumcision, January 1st, a holy day of obligation:
8am Low Mass; 10 am Veni Creator followed by High Mass. All the faithful who assist at the singing of the Veni Creator on this day may gain a plenary indulgence, again, under the usual conditions.
To acquire a plenary indulgence it is necessary to perform the work to which the indulgence is attached and to fulfill the following three conditions: 1. sacramental confession, 2. Eucharistic Communion, 3. prayer for the intention of the Sovereign Pontiff. It is further required that all attachment to sin, even venial sin, be absent. If the latter disposition is in any way less than perfect or if the prescribed three conditions are not fulfilled, the indulgence will be partial only.