ARCHBISHOP JOSE GOMEZ TO LEAD LITANY OF SACRED HEART ON GOOD FRIDAY
Catholic News Service
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will lead the nation in in prayer at this time of the coronavirus on Good Friday, April 10. U.S. Catholics are invited to join him in praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus "to seek our Savior's healing and protection" at noon (EDT), 11 a.m. (CDT), 10 a.m. (MDT) and 9 a.m. (PDT).
To participate and pray as one nation, go to https://lacatholics.org/sacred-heart or facebook.com/usccb.
By a special grant from the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See for those who pray for the end of the pandemic, a plenary indulgence is available for those who join Archbishop Gomez in praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart on Good Friday. A plenary Indulgence removes all of the temporal punishment due to sins and may be applied to oneself or to the souls of the deceased (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1471).
To receive this indulgence, the faithful would need to: pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart on Good Friday; be truly repentant of any sins they have committed and receive the sacrament of reconciliation (at the earliest opportunity); and pray for Pope Francis' intentions.
Editor's note: The Diocese of Erie will link to the livestream through our website: www.ErieRCD.org and our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/eriercd/