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The solemnity of St. Joseph will be celebrated on the next Friday, 19.3. There will be Mass in Finnish at 8 am and 6 pm. To perpetuate the dedication of the entire Church to the powerful patronage of St. Joseph, Pope Francis has established that, from the last December a special Year of Saint Joseph is celebrated, in which each faithful, following his example, can daily strengthen his life of faith in the full fulfillment of God’s will.

The plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer according to the intentions of the Holy Father) to the faithful who, with a spirit detached from any sin, participate in the Year of Saint Joseph on the occasions and in the manner indicated by this Apostolic Penitentiary:

  • Meditate for at least 30 minutes on the Our Father
  • Participate in a spiritual retreat of at least one day that includes a meditation on Saint Joseph
  • Perform a corporal or spiritual work of mercy
  • Recite the Holy Rosary in families and between the husband and wife
  • Entrust their work daily to the protection of Saint Joseph and to all believers who invoke with their prayers the intercession of the worker of Nazareth
  • Pray the litany of Saint Joseph or some other prayer to Saint Joseph for the persecuted Church and for the relief of all persecuted Christians
  • Pray any lawfully approved prayer or act of piety in honor of Saint Joseph, especially on:
  • March 19th (Solemnity of St. Joseph)
  • May 1st (Feast of St. Joseph the Worker)
  • The 19th day of every month
  • Every Wednesday (a day dedicated to the memory of the Saint according to the Latin tradition)
  • The gift of plenary indulgence extends particularly to —
  • The elderly, The sick, The dying, All those who for legitimate reasons cannot leave their home — who, with the spirit detached from any sin and with the intention of fulfilling, as soon as possible, the three usual conditions, in your own home or wherever the impediment holds you, pray an act of piety in honor of Saint Joseph, consolation of the sick and patron of good death, confidently offering God the pains and difficulties of his life.

The Lenten Collection of Caritas Finland supports young leaders to defend environment and human rights in Myanmar. Young women and men are encouraged to act for sustainable living and human rights in their own communities. Strengthening the local civil society is important especially now, when human rights and freedoms are threatened by the recent military coup. You can donate via Caritas Finland website, directly to Caritas bank account or to the donation box in the church.

The Holy Mass and other events can be attended only by registering in advance through the parish website. If all places are booked, a parishioner can ask a priest to receive the Communion outside the Mass. The use of a face mask is mandatory. It is obligatory to maintain the social distancing also during the Communion. Please remove the face mask shortly before receiving the Communion and in case of a Communion on hand, put the Host to your mouth still standing at the front of a priest.

There will be an adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the next Saturday 20.3 at 3.30 pm as the continuation of the “Encounter with Jesus” program.

There will be the Way of the Cross in English on Sunday at 5.30 pm.

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