Mother Pauline Center is named as pilgrim site for plenary indulgence
HARRISBURG - The Diocese of Harrisburg announced The Mother Pauline Center in Kulpmont has been named a pilgrim site in which plenary indulgence can be obtained during the 2012-2013 Year of Faith.
The designation for the center, dedicated to the life and works of St. Pauline Visitainter, was made by Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, in accordance with the prescriptions of the Apostolic Penitentiary in Rome.
Plenary indulgences allow for the elimination of all temporal punishment due to sin, and can only be given on Solemnites and Feast Days as days on which the faithful may obtain it during the Year of Faith. It is obtained when the faithful attend the solemn celebration of the Holy Eucharist or the solemn celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours, having first made sacramental confession and are freed from the attachment of sin, have prayed for the intentions of the Holy Father and made a profession of faith according to the ordinary form of the Profession of Faith.
McFadden also named the Basilica of SS Cyril and Methodius, Danville, as a pilgrim site.
Solemnites, Feast Days
The Solemnites and Feast Days for the 2012-2013 Year of Faith, as designed by Bishop McFadden, are as follows: Nativity of Our Lord, Dec. 25; Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Jan. 1; Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Jan. 25; Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, Feb. 22; Sundays during Lent; Palm Sunday, March 24; Celebration of the Chrism Mass, March 25; Holy Thursday, March 28; Easter Sunday, March 31; Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7; Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, April 8; Pentecost, May 19; Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, May 26; Solemnity of the Body and Blood of the Lord, June 2; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Aug. 15; Solemnity of All Saints, Nov. 1; Solemnity of Christ the King, Nov. 24.