Solemn Mass St Peter in Chains, 7pm Thursday, 1st August
The Feast of St Peter in Chains commemorates the historical event of St Peter being delivered by God when he was chained in prison. It also celebrates the dedication of the Basilica that houses the chains that he was bound with and was delivered from. This Feast is of great antiquity as it is contained in the Gregorian Sacramentary and the Propers of the Mass are almost identical to what we have in the Roman Missal.
“…Glorious Chains! Before the Herods and Neros and Caesars of all ages ye will be the guarantee of the liberty of souls. With what veneration have the Christian people honoured you, ever since the earliest times!” (Dom Prosper Gueranger)
Portiuncula Plenary Indulgence, Friday 2nd August
This indulgence can be obtained by visiting a parish church, reciting the Creed & Our Father. The usual conditions apply: prayers for the Pope’s intentions, Holy Communion, Confession within one week either side, detachment from all sin.
This Indulgence was the first Plenary Indulgence granted by the Church at the behest of St Francis of Assisi
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