Jubilee Door of Grace
What is the Jubilee Door of Grace?
In celebration of our 60th year as a Jesuit parish, His Holiness Pope Francis has granted our parish, the Church of St. Ignatius, a papal indulgence for our Jubilee year (July 31st 2020 – July 31st 2021).
Consistent with the theme of the Ignatian Pilgrimage retreat which kickstarted our Jubilee year, the Door of Grace is a reminder of the call “to encounter the grace of conversion as a way to celebrate the Jubilee of the Church of St Ignatius.” Whilst the indulgence will be granted to all who fulfil the steps above throughout this year, we invite you, in mindful walking through the Door, to heed this call to interior conversion and to continue your life journey towards God, our ultimate destination.
The Door serves as a physical reminder and symbol of the constant mercy and grace our Lord invites us into. May this Door of Grace help us all to remember the mercy and grace of God, and
ABOVE ALL, SEEK GOD.
What is a 'Papal Indulgence'?
This papal indulgence can be described as “a remission of the temporal punishment due to sin, the guilt of which has been forgiven.” It is a reflection of God’s everlasting mercy towards us, to give us release from the spiritual weight of our sins.
An indulgence does not give one the permit to commit sin or pardon for future sins, but rather relieves only the temporal punishment resulting from the effect of sin. A person is still required to have his grave sins absolved, ordinarily through the sacrament of Confession, to receive salvation.
What are the Steps to take to receive the Plenary Indulgence?
To gain the plenary indulgence, one must fulfil the following criteria:
Make a valid sacramental Confession
Receive Holy Communion in the state of grace
Pray for the intentions of the Pope
Perform an act of charity
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available by appointment only. You may make an appointment by calling our Parish Office (+65 6466 0625).