Decrees of Indulgences for the Opening, and for the Closing,
of the Pauline Year, 28 June 2008 - 29 June 2009
Apostolic Penitentiary
At the request of Bishop Robert J. Baker, Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama, His Eminence Francis Cardinal Stafford, the Major Penitentiary, granted to Bishop Baker on behalf of the Holy Father the faculty to give the Apostolic Blessing with Plenary Indulgence on the Occasions of the Opening and Closing of the Pauline Year. Bishop Baker will celebrate the Masses to open and close the diocesan celebration of the Pauline Year at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel (EWTN) in Irondale. As the following summaries of the Indulgences indicate, they may be received through television, radio and internet by those who are impeded from participating in person - though only during the live broadcast, and provided the other conditions are satisfied.

Indulgences - General Conditions FAQ


Prot. N. 217/08/I

APOSTOLIC BLESSING IN HONOR
OF THE OPENING OF THE YEAR OF ST. PAUL

A Plenary Indulgence has been attached to the Apostolic Blessing which will be given by Bishop Robert J. Baker, S.T.D., at the conclusion of the Mass celebrated for the opening of the Year of Saint Paul. One must fulfill all of the following conditions to receive this Plenary Indulgence:

A. The usual conditions for receiving any Plenary Indulgence

[Note: These may be fulfilled within several days before or after fulfilling the conditions for this particular indulgence]

1. Complete detachment from any inclination to sin, even venial sin

2 .Making a sacramental Confession

3. Receiving Holy Communion

4. Saying a prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father (typically one Our Father and one Hail Mary)

AND

B. The conditions for this particular indulgence

1. Attending the 7:00 am Mass celebrated by Bishop Baker at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel (located on the campus of Eternal Word Television Network) on Sunday, June 29, 2008, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, in honor of the opening of the Year of Saint Paul.

[Note: If one is impaired from being physically present at the Mass due to illness or some other legitimate reason, one may follow the Mass as it is broadcast live by means of television or radio and still receive the Plenary Indulgence. In this case, one must participate as fully and devoutly as possible in praying the entire Mass from its beginning to its conclusion.]

2. Receiving the final blessing of the Mass from Bishop Baker, to which has been attached the Plenary Indulgence.


Prot. N. 218/08/I
APOSTOLIC BLESSING IN HONOR
OF CLOSING THE YEAR OF ST. PAUL

A Plenary Indulgence has been attached to the Apostolic Blessing which will be given by Bishop Robert J. Baker, S.T.D., at the conclusion of the Mass cele­brated for the closing of the Year of Saint Paul. One must fulfill all of the following conditions to receive this Plenary Indulgence:

A. The usual conditions for receiving any Plenary Indulgence

[Note: These may be fulfilled within several days before or after fulfilling the conditions for this particular indulgence]

1. Complete detachment from any inclination to sin, even venial sin

2 .Making a sacramental Confession

3. Receiving Holy Communion

4. Saying a prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father (typically one Our Father and one Hail Mary)

AND

B. The conditions for this particular indulgence

1. Attending the 7:00 am Mass celebrated by Bishop Baker at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel (located on the campus of Eternal Word Television Network) on Sunday, June 29, 2009, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the day on which the Year of Saint Paul closes.

[Note: If one is impaired from being physically present at the Mass due to illness or some other legitimate reason, one may follow the Mass as it is broadcast live by means of television or radio and still receive the Plenary Indulgence. In this case, one must participate as fully and devoutly as possible in praying the entire Mass from its beginning to its conclusion.]

2. Receiving the final blessing of the Mass from Bishop Baker, to which has been attached the Plenary Indulgence.


Summaries as published June 13, 2008 in:
"One Voice"
Birmingham Catholic Press
PO Box 10822
Birmingham, AL 35202-0822

Provided Courtesy of:
Eternal Word Television Network
5817 Old Leeds Road
Irondale, AL 35210
www.ewtn.com