Pope Francis has granted a special plenary indulgence for those who pray a solemn “Te Deum” at an Ordinariate Mass this Sunday.
“An indulgence is 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” – Catechism of the Catholic Church 1471
This Sunday is the ten year anniversary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s promulgation of his apostolic constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus that created three new Ordinariates for Catholic dioceses with Anglican traditions in the UK, North America, and Oceania.
The Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter in North America is celebrating a jubilee year starting this Sunday on the ten year anniversary of its creation until September 27th of next year when they celebrate the Patronal Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham. For the occasion, Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence for
“all who participate in Mass and the singing of the solemn Te Deum in an Ordinariate Parish or Parochial Community on November 3, 2019.”
If you’re interested in receiving this indulgence, you can find your nearest Ordinariate parish here. However, four conditions must be met for a Catholic to be able to receive any indulgence.
The granting of indulgences are predicated on the internal disposition of the person and by meeting three prerequisites beforehand: Sacramental Confession, Holy Communion, and Prayer for the Intentions of the Pope. One must be free from all attachment to sin. Freedom from attachment to sin does not mean freedom from all sin – that would be impossible. Rather, it means there must be no sin the soul is not willing to renounce.