To all Parish Priests of the Archdiocese
Dear Reverend Fathers
As you are aware the Order of Malta in conjunction with the Archdiocese, is organising the 3rd Lourdes Experience Event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday 6th December 2014, starting at 2.30 pm. Details of this event have been previously notified to you and all priests in the Archdiocese. The Holy Mass at 3.50 pm will be celebrated by His Grace the Archbishop and concelebrated by the Papal Nuncio and many priests of the Archdiocese.
His Grace the Archbishop had agreed to our request that an application be made to the Holy Father for the Grant of Plenary Indulgence to the faithful who attend the event and an application was accordingly made.
An indulgence is defined in the Code of Canon Law (can. 992) and in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (n. 1471)
We are happy to announce that we have just received notification through the Apostolic Nunciature, that the Holy Father has agreed to a Decree for the Grant of Plenary Indulgence to Catholics who attend the Lourdes Experience on 6th December 2014, subject to the conditions usual for such grant being fulfilled, that the faithful make Sacramental Confession, attend the Mass and receive the Holy Eucharist, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father the Pope.
Attached herewith please find a copy of the original Decree for the Grant of Plenary Indulgences which is in Latin. We regret that we are unable to have it officially translated into English due to constraints of time.
We would be grateful if you would publish an announcement in your Parish Bulletin this weekend of the Grant of Plenary Indulgence so that the faithful of your parish who will be attending the Lourdes Experience on 6th December will be made aware that they would receive the Plenary Indulgence if the fulfil the conditions for such grant.
On behalf of the Singapore Order of Malta, I thank you Rev Fathers, for your assistance in making the announcement in your Parish Bulletin.
Yours in Christ
President Order of Malta
Michael Khoo & Partners
10 Anson Road #11-08
Tel: (+65) 62231661