Join Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop of Los Angeles, in a national moment of prayer in the time of the coronavirus. Together as a nation, we will pray the Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and seek our savior's healing and protection.
Read Archbishop Gomez's full message and invitation by clicking here.
When? Good Friday, April 10, 9am Pacific
How to participate? Visit facebook.com/usccb or lacatholics.org/sacred-heart to join the live-stream and pray as one nation.
Extend an Invitation: Interested in inviting others to join you in prayer? Download the flyer (English | Spanish) and share on social media using #PrayTogether. Copies of the prayer card are also available for sharing on social media: English Prayer Card | Spanish Prayer Card
Receive a Plenary Indulgence: By a special grant from the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See for those who pray for the end of the pandemic, a plenary indulgence is available for those who join Archbishop Gomez in praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart on Good Friday. A plenary Indulgence removes all of the temporal punishment due to sins and may be applied to oneself or to the souls of the deceased [Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1471].
To receive this indulgence, a member of the faithful would need to:
- pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart on Good Friday
- be truly repentant of any sins they have committed and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (at the earliest opportunity)
- pray for the Holy Father’s intentions.