November 20, 2015

Schedule of Holy Year of Mercy events in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Various events connected to the Holy Year of Mercy have been scheduled to take place in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. The following is a list of some of these events.

More details on these and other events will be announced later.

Ceremonial closing of holy doors

On Dec. 3, the feast of St. Francis Xavier, a patron saint of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, there will be a ceremonial closing of the holy doors at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis, and the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln, 200 Hill Drive, in St. Meinrad.

The closing of the doors will take place during a noon Mass at the cathedral and during a 7:30 a.m. (central time) Mass at the Archabbey Church.

Opening of the Holy Year of Mercy

The Holy Year of Mercy in the archdiocese will begin with a noon Mass on Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at the cathedral. The holy doors will be ceremonially opened during a 10:30 a.m. Mass at the cathedral, and during a 9:30 a.m. (central time) Mass at the Archabbey Church on Dec. 13, the Third Sunday of Advent.

Conclusion of the Holy Year of Mercy

The holy doors will be ceremonially closed at a 10:30 a.m. Mass at the cathedral, and a 9:30 a.m. (central time) Mass at the Archabbey Church on Nov. 13, 2016, the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Holy Year of Mercy in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis will conclude during a 10:30 a.m. Mass at the cathedral on Nov. 20, 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.
   

(For more information on the Holy Year of Mercy in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, visit www.archindy.org/holyyearofmercy.)

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