Fredericktown parish will hold special Mass to receive plenary indulgence

Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown, Ky., will hold a special Mass and opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation on Aug. 2 in honor of the 800th anniversary of the Portiuncula Indulgence. Confession will be available at 6 p.m. and Mass will follow at 7 p.m.

The Portiuncula Indulgence is a plenary indulgence that St. Francis of Assisi received from Pope Honorius III on Aug. 2, 1216, a news release from the parish said.

The parish explained the indulgence is available for all who visit “his Portiuncula, the ‘Little Portion’ — namely, the little chapel that he (St. Francis) rebuilt following God’s command and which became the center of the Franciscan Order.” The indulgence has been extended to all churches throughout the world, the announcement said.

To receive the indulgence, the release said, one must visit a church, honor Our Lady of the Angels, recite the Creed and Our Father, pray for the pope’s intentions and be free of attachment to venial and mortal sin and be truly repentant. One should also go to confession and Mass and receive Communion within eight days before or after Aug. 2, the release said.

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