How about a plenary indulgence this Lent?

With Palm Sunday just days away, there is still time for a plenary indulgence before the end of Lent.

A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary, and all the saints to remove the temporal punishment due to sin. The indulgence cleanses a person of all temporal punishment due to sin; however, it must always be accompanied by a full detachment from sin. 

Nat’l Catholic Register, Francesca Pollio Fenton/CNA

For the full article and details about your options for gaining these graces check out the article

My own Bishop Most Reverend William E.  Koenig has asked the following:

“Catholics from throughout the Diocese of Wilmington are invited to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at any of the 56 parish churches in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, on Monday, April 11, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., during the first-ever diocesan-wide ‘Reconciliation Monday.’ The event is designed to make it more convenient for Catholics to receive the sacrament at the end of Lent and beginning of Holy Week, in anticipation of the celebration of Easter.”

As we homeschool my kids at home are looking forward to heading over the Church around the 3:00 p.m. hour. We usually take advantage of our Saturday afternoon slots (4:30-5:00 p.m.) before our Saturday evening Mass of Anticipation or our parish’s evening services typical for Advent and Lent or this time of day will be a bit different, and as my 14 yr. old says, ‘kinda weird, kinda cool’.

Here’s hoping your own family’s plans for the end of this Lenten season is full of blessings and graces.

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