Jubilee Year of Fatima
Granting of Plenary Indulgence
Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year, from the 27th of November 2016 till the 26th of November 2017.
There are three ways to obtain the indulgence, detailed in a statement from the Fatima Shrine in Portugal.
To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfill the ordinary conditions: go to Confession and Communion, be interiorly detached from sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.
1. Make a pilgrimage to the shrine
To the faithful who make a pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine in Portugal and participate in a celebration of prayer dedicated to the Virgin. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke the Mother of God.
2. Pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima
To the faithful who visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month
from May to October 2017, and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honor of the Virgin Mary. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.
3. The elderly and infirm
To the faithful who, because of age, illness or other serious cause, are unable to get around, may pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017. They must also "offer to merciful God with confidence, through Mary, their prayers and sufferings or the sacrifices they make in their own lives."
The Pigrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima
will be visiting the following parishes:
29 April-5 May
Carlton, Corpus Christi Seminary, 180 Drummond Street
Belgrave, St. Thomas More Church, 17 Terry Avenue
Keysborough, Resurrection Church, 402 Corrigan Road
Chelsea, St. Joseph’s Church, 362 Station Street
27 May – 2 June
Frankston, St. Francis Xavier Church, 50 Davey Street
North Dandenong, St. Gerard’s Church, 71 Gladstone Road
Mornington, St. Macartan’s Church, 4 Drake Street
Clayton, St. Peter’s Church, 258 Clayton Road
Murrumbeena, St. Patrick’s Church, 6 Dalny Road
Camberwell, Nazareth House, 16 Cornell Sreet
Northcote, St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Westbourne Grove
Ascot Vale, St. Mary’s Church, 123 St. Leonard’s Road
29 July-4 August
Castlemaine, Holy Name of Mary Church, 76 Hargraves Street
Moreland, St. Fidelis Church, 43 Clarendon Street
Springvale, St. Joseph’s Church, 5 St. James Avenue
Caulfield, St. Aloysius’ Church, 233 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North
26 August – 1 September
Blackburn, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 57 Central Road
Wantirna, St. Luke’s Church, 1 Ipswich Court
Mt Evelyn, St. Mary’s Church, 50 Clegg Road
Upper Yarra Valley, St. Thomas A’beckett Church, 40 Milners Road, Yarra Junction
Kew, Carmelite Monastery, 94 Stevenson Street
30 September-6 October
Keilor Downs, Rosary Home, 138 Odessa Avenue, Keilor Downs
Werribee, St. Andrew’s Church, 105 Greaves Street North Werribee
Sunbury, Our Lady of Mt Carmel, 101 Riddell Road
Flemington, Vincent Liem Centre, 85-95 Mt Alexander Road
Caroline Springs, St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 28 College Street
30 October-4 November
Mount Waverley, Holy Family Church, 236 Stephensons Road