During the Year of the Priest we are offering Holy Mass on the First Thursday for all priests, living and deceased, that are enrolled in our Masses.
We have Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament directly after Holy Mass each Thursday and use the "Litany of Jesus Christ, Priest and Victim" to intercede for all priests.
(A beautiful pamphlet of this litany is available from the Institute on Religious Life, Tele: 847-573-8975; www.religouslife.com).
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" during this blessed time and fulfilling the other requirements of Confession (within eight days before or after), Holy Communion, prayer for the Holy Father and being free of attachment to venial sin.
What a wonderful grace!
It would be a wonderful gift to gain this indulgence for a deceased priest who baptized, administered First Holy Communion, granted absolution, witnessed marriage or anointed one.
Jesus, Victim and Priest, have mercy on us and upon all your priests!
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