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Holy Doors Closing as Year of Mercy Comes to an End
November 3, 2016

The Holy Year of Mercy, declared by Pope Francis, will conclude on November 20, 2016 - Solemnity of Christ the King. In commemoration of the end of the jubilee year, the Holy Doors in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will be closed during Masses on the following dates/times:

Tuesday, November 8
St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica
Holy Family Parish, 2011 Church St, Galveston, TX 77550
6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 12
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
2405 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003
5:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 12
St. Francis of Assisi Church
5100 Dabney St, Houston, TX 77026
5:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 13
Our Lady of Lavang Church
12320 Old Foltin Rd, Houston, TX 77086
9:00 a.m.

Sunday, November 13
St. Bernadette Church
15500 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062
11:00 a.m.

Sunday, November 13
St. Theresa Church
705 St. Theresa Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77498
10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, November 16
St. Ignatius Church
7810 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379
7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 19
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
1111 St. Joseph Parkway, Houston, TX 77002
5:00 p.m.

In accord with Misericordiae vultus, the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, paragraph 3, Cardinal DiNardo has decreed that a Holy Door be opened at various churches across the Archdiocese, which have served also as pilgrimage sites during the Holy Year.

Pilgrims who pass through this ‘Door of Mercy' at any of the designated churches receive the Jubilee Indulgence. This Jubilee indulgence can be gained once a day for oneself or for someone who has died. The Holy Father has stated that, in order to receive this Jubilee Indulgence, this passage through a Holy Door must be linked with saying the Profession of Faith, praying for the Holy Father and his intentions, and going to a celebration of the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

For more information about the Year of Mercy, please visit our
Year of Mercy webpages.

By Office of Communications
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