Interested in a different way to ring in the New Year!
Why not come to Tuam Cathedral to give thanks, in prayer for the year just gone by and ask God’s blessing for the year to come?
There is a Plenary Indulgence available for those who publicly recite the ancient hymn, the Te Deum on the last day of the year in thanksgiving for the blessings of the year. What’s a Plenary Indulgence? In the Sacrament of Confession the guilt of sin is removed, and with it the eternal punishment due to mortal sin; but there still remains the temporal punishment required by Divine justice, and this requirement must be fulfilled either in the present life or in the world to come, i.e., in Purgatory. A Plenary Indulgence is the total wiping out of the temporal punishment due, in God’s justice, to sin that has been forgiven, a totally new start! *Note: You must make a confession and receive communion within a few days of the New Year to fulfill the requirements of this indulgence.
Therefore, you are welcome to a special event on New Year’s Eve from 6-7:30pm in the Cathedral for a celebration of
Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) and a singing of the ancient hymn of praise, the Te Deum.
- 6:00pm– Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament- priest available for confession.
- 7:00pm– Solemn Vespers ending with the Te Deum
- 7:30pm– Benediction
*****Practice if you’re available on Dec. 30 at 6pm in Tuam Cathedral!