Jubilee for Priests and Seminarians, from June 1 to 3
From June 1 to 3, 2016, is the Jubilee for Priests and Seminarians. Among other initiatives for the event, a retreat will be held during which Pope Francis will preach and preside over the Holy Mass.
During the first part of the day June 1, priests and seminarians are invited to visit one of the three Jubilee Churches indicated for the Holy Year (San Salvatore in Lauro, Santa Maria in Vallicella, San Giovanni dei Fiorentini), where they will be able to take part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to spend time in Eucharistic Adoration.
The participants will also make the pilgrimage to the Holy Door of Saint Peter’s Basilica, walking along the reserved pathway that leads from the area outside of Castel Sant’Angelo up Via della Conciliazione. A time slot for making their pilgrimage will be indicated to the participants; there will also be spiritual accompaniment in their own languages.
The second part of the day will consist in a catechesis on the theme of mercy, given by a Bishop. This will be followed by a concelebrated Mass. For this part of the schedule, which will take place in the late afternoon, some of the Churches in the central historic zone of Rome will welcome the priests and seminarians, according to linguistic groups.