Just got word that a friend of my co-worker committed suicide last night.
He was baptized Catholic.
Mother is Methodist, Father is Catholic, though we have no idea how active they were, we suspect not very.
I advised my co-worker (a close friend of the person’s godmother) to offer a plenary indulgence for his soul. They don’t know about these things so I’m looking for a clear, concise “How To” I can print out for them.
Near as I recall this is my understanding:
The Year of the Eucharist ends on the 23rd of this month.
JP II granted a plenary indulgence for any devotion during this year.
The person seeking the indulgence (either for himself or for a baptized soul in purgatory) has to do the following:
Be free from sin, having made a full confession within 8 days of the devotion.
Pray for the intentions of the Pope: one Our Father, one Hail Mary, one Glory Be.
Then practice a devotion - which, from my understanding could be:
a divine mercy chaplet
a visit before the Real Presence.
If I’m wrong, please let me know before I print the instructions for them (hopefully you’ll provide me links to documents already available).
I will suggest they visit a tabernacle at the 3:00 hour since that is the Hour of Mercy. But it would help to have something they could read to understand what this gift of the Church is, and what it means for that godson.
Thanks for your help!!