Monday, September 21, 2009
ST DAVID'S METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, CARDIFF 22 September
Three Themes of the Pilgrimage:
1EVANGELISATION OF WALES AND HEREFORDSHIRE
2DESIRE FOR PERSONAL SANCTIFICATION
3VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
Plenary Indulgence Elderly ,sick and Housebound can gain plenary indulgence -be in a state of grace and detached from sin, receive communion and pray the prayers below. Indulgence to Cardinal Murphy O'Connor for this pilgrimage Rome 28/7/09
Must attend Holy Mass (or at least receive Communion)
Be comletely detached from any sin and attend Reconciliation/Confession
Pray for Pope Benedict's Intentions,Our Father & Creed
Pope Benedict's Intentions
General: That the word of God may be better known, welcomed and lived as the source of freedom and joy.
Mission: That Christians in Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar, who often meet with great difficulties, may not be discourage from announcing the Gospel to their brothers, trusting in the strength of the Holy Spirit.
General: That Sunday may be lived as the day on which Christians gather to celebrate the risen Lord, participating in the Eucharist.
Mission: That the entire People of God, to whom Christ entrusted the mandate to go and preach the Gospel to every creature, may eagerly assume their own missionary responsibility and consider it the highest service they can offer humanity.
General: That all the men and women in the world, especially those who have responsibilities in the field of politics and economics, may never fail in their commitment to safeguard creation.
Mission: That believers in the different religions, through the testimony of their lives and fraternal dialogue, may clearly demonstrate that the name of God is a bearer of peace.
General: That children may be respected and loved and never be the victims of exploitation in its various forms.
Mission: That at Christmas the peoples of the earth may recognize in the Word Incarnate the light which illuminates every man and that the Nations may open their doors to Christ, the Saviour of the world.
Tuesday 22nd September 2009
12.45pm: MASS for Vocations to the Priesthood
1.30pm-3.15pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
3.15pm-3.30pm: Choral Benediction
3.30pm: Solemn Liturgy for the Reception of the Relics
4pm-6pm: Veneration of the Relics
4pm-5.30pm: Sacrament of Reconciliation
5.30pm-6pm: Rosary and Choral Litany
6pm: Mass for Evangelisation
7pm-8.30pm: Veneration of the Relics
7pm-8.30pm: Sequence of Readings and Meditations
8.30pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
9pm: Solemn Benediction
9.30pm-10.30pm: Veneration of the Relics
10.30pm-11pm: Night Prayer of the Church
11pm-00am: Open Vigil
THE CATHEDRAL WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT MIDNIGHT
Wednesday 23rd September 2009 (Memoria of St Pius of Pietrelcina)
THE CATHEDRAL WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT 7AM
8am-8.30am: Office of Readings
9am-11.30am: Sacrament of Reconciliation
9.30am-10am: Mattins of the Church
10am-11.30am: Veneration of the Relics / Particular Activities for visits by schools
12noon-1pm: Mass for Evangelisation - Sanctification
1pm: Solemn Liturgy for the Departure of the Relics
The three bishops of the ecclesiastical province, Archbishop Peter Smith of Cardiff, Bishop Edwin Regan of Wrexham and Bishop Tom Burns of Menevia, will be present throughout the celebrations in the Cathedral. They will be joined by many members of the clergy and representatives of religious congregations including the Carmelite Community of Dolgellau.
We are expecting very large numbers of the lay faithful to be in attendance across both days. With so many people gathering it will be necessary that we all exercise a true spiritual patience as we engage with the various celebrations. We would ask those visiting to cooperate with the stewards at all times.