PLENARY INDULGENCE for Te Deum at end of the year

We read in the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum 26 that, under the usual conditions, people can gain a plenary indulgence by participating in a liturgical praying of the Te Deum for the end of the year.

Is there one in your diocese or parish?

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  1. NoTambourines says:

    Never heard of this. Now I have. That sort of thing is why I’ve gotten hooked on this site.

  2. If there isn’t one in a local parish, no reason why the laity can’t initiate it! Get together and do the Office of Readings for the Feast of the Mother of God in the evening of New Year’s Eve: that is liturgical and contains the Te Deum.

    And brownie points if you chant it in Latin.

  3. jesusthroughmary says:

    The Office of Readings is not liturgical if it is prayed by the laity alone. A member of the clergy must lead the prayer if it is to be liturgical; otherwise it is devotional.

  4. momoften says:

    At the Ordinary Form and the Extraordinary Form of Mass it is done in our Parish. I highly doubt it is done in the 5 other local parishes. Deo gratias.

  5. momoften says:

    Deo gratias that it is done in our Parish! You may have been mislead

  6. Supertradmum says:

    Not in my present parish in Ashbourne, Co.Meath. I have never seen this done in any parish in America (28 States), Canada, England, where I have attended either Novus Ordo or TLM Masses on December 31st. I have a vague memory of this happening in Italy, however, on this day at the Venerabile, when I was present, the Venerable English College, which has long customs singing the Te Deum at various times. I cannot remember this happening even at the Brompton Oratory, but perhaps I missed it several times. Or course, I have heard the Te Deum sung many, many times, in Latin and in English, but to know about this particular indulgence is very interesting.

  7. Rose in NE says:

    Yes, at our FSSP parish there will be a holy hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed beginning at 11:15 tonight. Just before midnight, the Te Deum will be prayed. At midnight the Veni Creator Spiritus will be sung.

  8. Supertradmum says:

    This is very cool. However, I shall miss it because of moving a little over a week ago: Te Deum Celebration Mass (NO) Saturday 31st December 2011 at 17:30 St. John the Baptist Co-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta. If anyone who reads this blog is in Malta, here is your chance for the indulgence.

  9. jesusthroughmary says:

    No worries. Although it is thoroughly Catholic to maintain these many and various traditional practices, and they certainly should be maintained, a plenary indulgence can be received at any time in any place for spending 30 minutes reading the Bible (under the usual conditions, of course). So go to daily Mass, weekly confession, and spend 30 minutes a day with your Bible, and you can potentially receive a plenary indulgence every day.

    “A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful, who with the veneration due the divine word make a spiritual reading from Sacred Scripture.

    A plenary indulgence is granted, if this reading is continued for at least one half an hour.”

  10. I get the most google traffic today given the name of my blog. Loads of people are googling Te Deum and Te Deum Laudamus today. The poor chaps end up landing in any one of thousands of posts. I try to push the information to the top for those finding the homepage.

    We normally do this together at Assumption Grotto before the 11:00 PM Mass for the Solemnity of the Mother of God on New Years Eve (followed by a post-midnight pot-luck meal and champagne). However, Fr. Perrone decided to follow the regular weekend schedule. There will be no 11 PM Mass this year. Unfortunately, I did not make it to the 7:30 AM Mass. It’s possible he led it there, and may do something with the people who come for the 4:00 PM Mass.

    Being a commuter parish it is a little more difficult to set something up at opportune times.

    I can’t wait for next year though. I love going to that 11 PM Mass. We are normally at the Communion rail receiving Our Lord at about the time midnight hits. Being in Detroit, one could imagine that we need not look at our watches to know when the New Year begins. We are kept in the parish church until around 12:30 AM with the Rosary – a good thing in more ways than one.

  11. APX says:

    I’m not sure. At my parish where the FSSP are at we have Adoration, Confessions, the Rosary and Benediction at Midnight. Would this be it?

  12. UncleBlobb says:

    Here in the ineffable Diocese, they don’t seem to know or care much about indulgences I’m afraid. I pray the Congregation of Bishops has plenty of paper and ink on hand.

  13. Consilio et Impetu says:

    Would the singing of “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” (in its entirety) as a post communion hymn of praise (NO) suffice to gain the Plenary Indulgence?

  14. chonak says:

    Is this about the civil year, the church year, or both? (more opportunities for indulgences = better)

  15. Mom2301 says:

    I have never heard of this. I wish I could find one around here. It would be a great way to celebrate my birthday!

  16. I attend the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest Masses in Chicago and they have the Te Deum chanted tonight and the Veni Creator tomorrow, both of which for us to obtain indulgences. Deo gratias for the Institute!

  17. Liz says:

    Yes, Fr. (at our FSSP oratory) told us about it before a.m. mass and we sang it after mass. I hope it counted for me because I can’t sing it, but I followed along.

  18. mjd says:

    I printed out the Te Deum and brought it to an hour of Adoration and Holy Mass (both in Polish) this evening. A few of us recited it out loud after Mass. The Te Deum in the Magnificat is not the full version.

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  20. St. Mary, Pine Bluff and St. Ignatius, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin — Diocese of Madison:

    After I chanted the Te Deum to the solemn tone, all recited its English translation at the two anticipated Masses just concluded. We used the time after Communion to recite it (cf. GIRM ¶88).

    At tomorrow morning’s Masses we will do the same with the Veni Creator Spiritus, at the same point in the Mass.

  21. Anne 2 says:

    CCC – “1471 The doctrine and practice of indulgences in the Church are closely linked to the effects of the sacrament of Penance.
    What is an indulgence?
    An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints.
    An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin.
    The faithful can gain indulgences for themselves or apply them to the dead. ”

    Two excellent and complimentary must have books regarding Indulgences are:
    “MANUAL of INDULGENCES” Norms and Grants (Enchiridion Indulgentiarum), published by the USCCB in 2006 on behalf of the Apostolic Penitentiary;
    “A MODERN GUIDE to INDULGENCES” by Canon Lawyer Edward Peters first printed in 2008 with a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur.

    Just one example: If the normal conditions are met, the reading of Sacred Scripture with reverence using a Catholic Bible, for a minimum of 30 minutes – a PLENARY indulgence can be obtained (in your own home). #30.

  22. RCGuerilla says:

    yes we had it, it was tied in to Vespers, the Angelus, and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The whole shebang took about 2 hours, great ceremony..

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