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Broadview Heights, OH 44147
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Before it is too late, make every effort to pass through the Holy Door at St. John Cathedral before November 20th to gain the plenary indulgence for the Holy Year. This privilege is given infrequently, so take advantage of this opportunity. A plenary indulgence takes away all the temporal punishment due to the sins we commit. Temporal punishment is the satisfaction that we must make to put ourselves in the right relationship with God. Some of us fail to make this satisfaction and ‘pay later’ as it were. This means time spent in purgatory preparing to be fit to meet God face to face. The plenary indulgence is a most easy way and a great opportunity to write off the debt of reparation we owe using God’s infinite largesse and the merits of his Son Jesus and the saints as the currency.
To gain the plenary indulgence for the Holy Year…
-we pass through the Holy Doors at St. John Cathedral before 10:30 Mass on November 20th.
-celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation
-receive Holy Communion
-and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father Pope Francis.
How easy is that? Everyone should make use of this opportunity. May all of us gain the graces of this Jubilee Year and celebrate the mercy of God in our lives.