New Year’s Schedule and Indulgence Opportunities

Posted on December 29, 2016 View all news

December 31 at 10:00 p.m. (English)
January 1 at 7:30 a.m. (Traditional Latin); 9:15 a.m. (Ordinary Form Latin); 11:00 a.m. (German); and 12:30 p.m. (English).

There will NOT be a 7:00 p.m. Mass on New Year’s Day.

On December 31, the Te Deum will be chanted before the 12:10 p.m. Daily Mass, in thanksgiving for the blessings received in 2016. Starting after the Angelus.

On January 1, the Veni Creator will be recited/chanted after Masses on Sunday, in prayer for blessings in 2017. Please find information on Indulgences below:

Indulgence Actions:
Indulgences (under the usual conditions) for the singing (or saying) of the Te Deum on December 31 and Veni Creator on January 1.

From the Enchiridion of Indulgences: The Te Deum. PLENARY INDULGENCE whenrecited publicly on the last day of the year. Otherwise, a partial indulgence is granted to those who recite the Te Deum in thanksgiving.

“Come, Holy Spirit, Creator Blest (Veni Creator)” PLENARY INDULGENCE if recited on the first of January or on the feast of the Pentecost. Otherwise, a partial indulgence is granted to those who recite it.

The Usual Conditions Intention to receive the Indulgence:

  1. Only one Plenary Indulgence can be gained per day;
  2. Sacramental Confession (this can be combined for multiple indulgences);
  3. Reception of Holy Communion (each Indulgence requires a separate reception of Holy Communion);
  4. Prayer for the intention of the Holy Father, all to be performed within days of each other if not at the same time (each Indulgence requires separate prayers for the Holy Father’s Intentions, i.e. Our Father, Haily Mary, Glory Be);
  5. Detachment from ALL sin (included Venial);
  6. Pope John Paul II directed that these conditions are to be completed within 20 days before or after the indulgenced action.