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14 October 28, 2016 THE U.P. CATHOLIC YEAR OF MERCY www.upcatholic.org In appreciation for Bishop Doerfler and all the terrific Priests who serve the Diocese of Marquette so well. We enjoy working with you. Thank you for your ministry! Happy Priesthood Sunday! From your Parishioners of Sacred Heart, Ewen, St. Ann, Bergland and Immaculate Conception, Watersmeet Thank you Fr. Antony Kalapura MCBS and Fr. George Maki! Holy doors at St. Peter Cathedral close Nov. 12 How to obtain indulgences for the Year of Mercy During each Jubilee Year, the Church gives faithful the oppor- tunity to receive the Jubilee Year indulgence by fulfilling certain conditions. The following has been adapted from the decree on the plenary indulgence for the 2000 Jubilee Year. To receive the Jubilee Year indulgence faithful must fulfill conditions for a plenary indulgence and perform the indulgenced act: Passing through a designated Holy Door during the extraor- dinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. (Holy Doors are located at St. Peter Cathedral for the Diocese of Marquette.) OR Perform one of the corporal or spiritual works of mercy. Conditions for a plenary indulgence: Be in the state of grace at the time the indulgenced work is completed. A plenary indulgence can be gained only once a day. In order to obtain it, the faithful must, in addition to being in the state of grace: Have the interior disposition of complete de- tachment from sin, even venial sin; Have sacramentally confessed their sins; Receive the Holy Eucharist; Pray for the intentions of the Holy Father. It is appropriate, but not neces- sary, that the sacramental confession, reception of Holy Communion and the prayer for the popes intentions take place on the same day that the indulgenced work is performed; but it is sufficient that these sacred rites and prayers be carried out within several days (about 20) before or after the indulgenced act. Prayers said for the popes intentions is left to the choice of the faithful, but an Our Father and a Hail Mary are suggested. For the sake of those legitimately impeded, confessors can commute both the work prescribed and the conditions required (except, obviously, detachment from even venial sin). Indulgences can always be applied either to oneself or to the souls of the deceased, but they cannot be applied to other per- sons living on earth. The extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy will officially come to a close on Nov. 20, the Solemnity of Christ the King. At that time, Pope Francis will signify the end of the year by closing the holy doors at St. Peter Basilica. However, the designated holy doors in the Di- ocese of Marquette will close prior to Nov. 20. Bishop John Doerfler will close the Holy Doors at St. Peter Cathedral during the 4 p.m. Mass. The use of Holy Doors has been a part of the Church since the 15th century to symbolize the leaving of the past and entering into a life of Christ. Each of the four major basilicas in Rome has a holy door that remains sealed un- less it is a jubilee year. For the current extraordinary jubilee year, Pope Francis invited the dioceses around the world to have a holy door at their cathedral or prominent church of their diocese. The doors at St. Peter Cathedral that are designated holy doors are the center interior oak doors with the coat of arms of Pope Francis above. Bishop Doerfler opened the holy doors on Dec. 13, 2015 to signify the jubilee year that began on Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immacu- late Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Celebrating jubilee years has been a tradi- tion in the Catholic Church since the 1300s. Ordinary jubilee years are typically proclaimed every 50 years. Extraordinary jubilees can be proclaimed at the discretion of the Holy Father and typical- ly the year celebrates an anniversary of some kind. The Jubilee Year of Mercy is the first holy year that is not centered on an anniversary. Rather, it focuses on God's mercy, which flows from Gods love. During all Jubilee Years, faithful are given the chance to receive indulgences, see below for more information. JOHN FEE THE U.P. CATHOLIC During the opening of the Holy Doors last December, Bishop John Doer- fler presents the Book of the Gospels to all present.

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