Very Rev. Msgr. Jose Marie Delgado, PC, VG, lead the Rite of Opening of the Holy Door at the Patronage of Saint Joseph Parish, Pototan, Iloilo last April 12, 2021.

POTOTAN, ILOILO – It was a special grace to open one of the 500YOC Jubilee Doors at a parish dedicated to Saint Joseph as 2021 was also designated as the Year of Saint Joseph.

On the morning of April 12, 2021, the 5th Holy Door was opened at the Parish of the Patronage of Saint Joseph, Pototan, Iloilo. The rite of opening of the Holy Door was officiated by Very Rev. Msgr. Jose Marie Delgado, PC, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Jaro. Following the rite was the celebration of the Holy Mass which was concelebrated with the priests in the Vicariate of St. Matthias.

Aside from the privileges granted upon entering the Holy Doors designated for the celebration of the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines, the Holy Father Pope Francis also imparts the plenary indulgence on occasions and devotions dedicated to this noble saint and “Protector of the Universal Church.” Such may be attained when the faithful will recite any legitimately approved prayer or act of piety in honor of St. Joseph, for example, “To you, O blessed Joseph” especially on “19 March, on 1 May, the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, on St. Joseph’s Sunday (according to the Byzantine tradition) on the 19th of each month and every Wednesday, a day dedicated to the memory of the saint according to the Latin tradition.”

Photo credits to the Social Communications Team of the Patronage of Saint Joseph Parish.

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