Reflecting on 21 Centuries of Faith

Last “Thursday” Chance for a Plenary Indulgence Related to the Year of the Priest

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf reminds us on his blog, What Does the Prayer Really Say?, that this Thursday, June 3, is the last day for the laity to take advantage of the special plenary indulgence on the first Thursday of the month established to celebrate the Year of the Priest.  He writes:

In this year dedicated to priests and prayer for priests, Holy Church has provided lay people with a special plenary indulgence on first Thursdays of each month.

For the faithful, a plenary indulgence can be obtained on the opening and closing days of the Year for Priests, on the 150th anniversary of the death of St. Jean-Marie Vianney, on the first Thursday of the month, or on any other day established by the ordinaries of particular places for the good of the faithful.

To obtain the indulgence the faithful must attend Mass in an oratory or Church and offer prayers to “Jesus Christ, supreme and eternal Priest, for the priests of the Church, or perform any good work to sanctify and mould them to his heart.”

The conditions for the faithful for earning a plenary indulgence are to have gone to confession and prayed for the intentions designated by the Pope.

This is the last 1st Thursday in the Year for Priests.  The last opportunity for this indulgence with be the final day of the Year for Priests.

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