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Bishop to open holy doors at Cathedral in Lincoln Dec. 13

LINCOLN (SNR) - Bishop James Conley will celebrate a Mass at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln Sunday, Dec. 13 at  6 p.m., for the opening of the Holy Door for the Year of Mercy. 

All are welcome to attend the Mass.

Pilgrims can pass through the doors and gain a plenary indulgence for themselves or for poor souls in purgatory, assuming they have met the other requirements.

For this jubilee, the Holy Father has asked that every cathedral in the world dedicate an entrance to serve as a local Holy Door. In this way, it will be possible for most of the faithful to receive the Jubilee Indulgence, “as a genuine experience of God’s mercy.”

Crossing through the Holy Doors is a symbolic action that gives a person the spiritual experience of encountering the gates of Heaven.

The Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln has set aside a pair of doors between the narthex and the nave to serve as the Holy Doors for this jubilee. A large banner will hang over the designated doors, and there will be a sign and pamphlets explaining the pilgrimage and its plenary indulgence, assuming the other requirements are met.

Masses are celebrated in the Cathedral daily at 6:30 and 7:30 a.m., and at 5 p.m. An 8:10 a.m. Mass is also celebrated weekdays when school is in session. Weekend Masses are celebrated at 5 p.m. Saturdays and at 6, 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays, as well as 6 p.m. Sundays.

Confessions are heard at the Cathedral Wednesdays at 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., from 4 to 5 p.m. and from 8 to 9 p.m.

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