posted Aug 26, 2016, 12:35 PM by Dave and Suzanne   [ updated Aug 26, 2016, 12:40 PM ]
We met today to start our new year with prayer and fellowship along with Food.... Thank you everyone who brought food to share.  We took care of some business including involving others in the group to help find a new babysitter. 
If you did not attend and know someone who would be interested that would be great! Please refer to the dates listed below for whoever is interested.  We pay $20 a meeting, so that may be some incentive.  We talked about the "Holy Doors" for this year of Mercy.  If anyone is interested in a pilgrimage this would be a good time to do so.  Please visit: http://archstl.org/node/4381621 to view the pilgrimage sites nearby.  

What are the “Prescribed Conditions” for Receiving an Indulgence? 

The Jubilee Year Indulgence is a plenary indulgence and can be sought once a day for one's self or for the souls of the deceased. The Church’s usual conditions for gaining an indulgence apply in connection with the Jubilee Indulgence.

plenary indulgence can be gained only once a day.  In order to obtain it, the faithful must:

  • be in a state of grace (free from mortal sin);
  • have the interior disposition of complete detachment from sin, even venial sin; striving to avoid venial sin;
  • have sacramentally confessed their sins (either 20 days prior or following the indulgenced act).  One sacramental Confession suffices for several plenary indulgences.
  • receive Holy Communion on the same day the indulgence is sought.  Preferably, this reception will be while participating in Holy Mass; and
  • pray for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff; prayer for the Pope's intentions is left to the choice of the faithful, but an "Our Father" and a "Hail Mary" are suggested.  It is preferable that the prayer for the Pope's intentions be said on the same day as the indulgenced act. 
Here is the link for the Pope's intentions for this year of Mercy.. 

Looking forward to our next meeting on September 9th!