Pope Francis Grants Indulgence to the Faithful during the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of St. Petersburg

As with many jubilee years, Pope Francis has instructed that a special plenary indulgence be available for the faithful throughout 2018 for the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. The faithful who commit to a complete detachment of sin may follow the steps below to receive this indulgence.

For Able-Bodied Catholics

  • Devoutly make a pilgrimage to the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in a spirit of contrition and love on:
    • May 6, 2018, 3 p.m. for the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
    • Another day during 2018 and set aside time for meditation, praying the Our Father, the Creed and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle
5815 5th Ave North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
(727) 347-9702
http://cathedralalive.org/

  • Participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (20 days before or after visiting the cathedral)
  • Receive the Holy Eucharist (20 days before or after visiting the cathedral)
  • Pray for the pope and for his intentions

For the Elderly, Confined and the Ill

Pope Francis said they can receive an indulgence if they:

  • Join spiritually in the anniversary celebrations
  • Participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (20 days before or after spiritually joining in the anniversary celebration)
  • Receive the Holy Eucharist (20 days before or after spiritually joining in the anniversary celebration)
  • Pray for the pope and for his intentions
  • Offer prayers, sorrows and personal troubles to our merciful God

What is an indulgence?

“A remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints. An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin.” – (Catechism of the Catholic Church (No. 1471). Indulgences may be applied to one’s self or the dead.