All Souls Day
A Plenary Indulgence is granted, under the normal conditions, for anyone who visits any cemetery and prays for the dead from November 1-8. One plenary indulgence can be gained on each of these days applicable to a soul in purgatory.
What is a Plenary Indulgence?
A Plenary Indulgence removes all temporal punishment due to forgiven sin (Temporal punishment is the making up for sin to which we are obliged after we are forgiven). A Plenary Indulgence can be applied to one’s self or to anyone who is deceased. A Plenary Indulgence can be gained once per day.
How do I obtain a Plenary Indulgence this November?
One must visit any cemetery and pray for the dead from November 1-8. One plenary indulgence can be gained on each of these days applicable to a soul in purgatory.
One must also complete all three of the normal conditions for gaining any Plenary Indulgence:
1. Sacramental Confession within 20 days of All Souls Day, Nov. 2
2. Eucharistic Communion
3. Prayers for the Pope’s Intention.
For the convenience of the faithful in obtaining this indulgence, Mass will be oﬀered at Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne on All Soul’s Day, November 2, at noon with Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades.
If the weather is inclement, the Mass will be held in the Resurrection Chapel.
November 3, Father Tom Shoemaker, St. Charles, 1:30 p.m.
November 6, Father Brian Isenbarger, St. Vincent, 2 p.m.
November 8, Father Michael Ammer, St. Jude, and
Father Wimal Jayasuriya, St. Mary, Mother of God, 1:30 p.m.