Pilgrimage Sites for the Year of Faith

Year of Faith logoIn October 2012 it was announced that Pope Benedict XVI will grant the faithful a Plenary Indulgence for the occasion of the Year of Faith. The indulgence will be valid from the opening of the Year on 11 October 2012 until its end on 24 November 2013. (What is an indulgence?)

To obtain the indulgence, faithful Catholics must "take Sacramental Confession and the Eucharist and pray in accordance with the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff," along with one of the following:

"Visit, in the course of a pilgrimage, a papal basilica, a Christian catacomb, a cathedral church or a holy site designated by the local ordinary for the Year of Faith (for example, minor basilicas and shrines dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Apostles or patron saints), and there participate in a sacred celebration, or at least remain for a congruous period of time in prayer and pious meditation, concluding with the recitation of the Our Father, the Profession of Faith in any legitimate form, and invocations to the Blessed Virgin Mary and, depending on the circumstances, to the Holy Apostles and patron saints."

(There are also three other conditions by which a person may gain an indulgence for the Year of Faith. Click here for more)

Below are the holy sites in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis as determined by
Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin:

Blessed Sacrament Chapel of SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral

1347 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN  46202

Church is open each weekday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Daily Mass: Monday through Friday at 8:00 am
Saturday Anticipation Mass: 5:00 pm
Sunday Mass: 10:30 am
First Fridays: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration, and Confessions at noon

St. John the Evangelist, Indianapolis

126 West Georgia Street, Indianapolis IN  46225

Oldest parish in Indianapolis

The church is usually open daily from 7am-7pm in the evening.  

Designated time for pilgrims:
Each Friday church is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Holy Hour for Vocations from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Daily Mass at 12:10 am
Confessions daily from 11:15 a.m. to noon
First Fridays: Tours of the church will be available throughout the day

Calvary Mausoleum

435 West Troy Avenue, Indianapolis IN  46226

Cemetery open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Mass celebrated in chapel on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm

St. Mary of the Knobs, Floyds Knobs

3033 Martin Road, Floyds Knobs, IN  47119

Oldest parish in present boundaries of the archdiocese

Masses: Weekdays at 8:00am
Saturday Anticipation at 4:30 pm
Sunday at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am

Holy Family Parish, Oldenburg

3027 Pearl Street, Oldenburg IN  47036

Church is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Daily Mass: Tuesday – Friday at 8:00 am
Saturday Anticipation Mass: 5:30 pm
Sunday Masses: 8:00 am and 10:00 am

Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis

22143 Main Street, Oldenburg, IN  47036
812-934-2475 (motherhouse)

The site for pilgrims to visit will be the outdoor Shrine to Our Lady of Fatima that sits on the hill between the convent and the school
Accessible 24 hours a day.

St. Augustine and Our Lady of Consolation Shrine (all times are central time)

18020 Lafayette Street, Leopold IN  47551

The church is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Daily Mass: Wednesdays thru Fridays at 8:00 am
Saturday Anticipation Mass: 4:00 pm
Sunday Mass: 10:30 am
The outdoor shrine is accessible 24 hours a day

St. Meinrad Archabbey and Our Lady of Einsedein Archabbey Church (all times are central time)

Saint Meinrad , IN  47577

The Abbey Church is open 7 days a week, until 10 p.m.
Daily Schedule – on CENTRAL TIME
The public is welcome at any of the following
Monday – Saturday      
Morning Prayer: 5:30 am
Mass: 7:00 am
Midday Prayer: 12:00 noon
Vespers: 5:00 pm
Compline: 7:00 pm

Morning Prayer: 7:15 am
Mass: 9:30 am
Midday Prayer: 12:00 noon
Vespers: 5:00 pm
Compline: 7:00 pm

St. Mary of the Woods, Church of the Immaculate Conception and Tomb of St. Mother Theodore Guerin

Saint Mary of the Woods, IN  47876
Welcome Center, 812-535-2945
General Administration, 812-535-4193

Mass is offered daily in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, and is open to the public.
Weekday Masses: Monday through Saturday at 11:30 a.m. **
Sunday Mass: 11 a.m.
a sign-interpreted Liturgy offered on the second Sunday of each month.

** When a funeral is scheduled the Mass typically begins at 11 a.m.

The public is also welcome to Sunday Brunch in O’Shaughnessy Dining Room from 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

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