St. Patrick Parish Is A Pilgrimage Church for The Year Of Mercy
Did you know? You can receive special grace by making a pilgrimage to St. Patrick Parish in Yorkville this year?
CLICK to find information about the Year of Mercy and how to obtain a Plenary Indulgence during this holy year of grace and favor. Follow these guidelines to receive the mercy of a plenary indulgence for yourself or someone who has died.
What is a plenary Indulgence?
An indulgence is the remission in the eyes of God of the temporal punishment due to sins, the guilt of which has been absolved through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The Christian faithful who are rightly disposed and observe the definite, prescribed conditions gain this remission through the effective assistance of the Church.
A plenary indulgence frees a person from all of the temporal punishment due to sins and may be gained only once on any one day. Indulgences are only applicable to oneself and to the dead.
“Each time that one of the faithful performs one or more of these actions (of mercy), he or she shall surely obtain the Jubilee Indulgence.”
- Pope Francis,
YORKVILLE – St. Patrick Parish invites you to an evening to remember with the daughter of one of the Catholic Church’s modern-day Saints. St. Gianna was canonized on May 16, 2004 and her daughter,
Gianna Emanuela, will be in Yorkville on October 29th for a fundraising gala to help support the shrine built in her mother’s honor and to raise funds for the preservation of St. Gianna’s family home in Ponto Nuovo, Italy.
On Sunday, October 30th, at 6 p.m., the public is invited to hear a talk given by Gianna Emanuela at St. Patrick Church located at 406 Walnut Street in Yorkville.
The St. Gianna Shrine, located east of the St. Patrick Church parking lot, is a peaceful, outdoor destination for visitors from all walks of life and is open to the public. The life-affirming, park-like shrine is nearly complete and flush with summer’s blooms. The graceful gardens, stone pathways, Rosary walk, water feature and restful benches combine to create an atmosphere for relaxation and prayerful contemplation. Still to come will be a footbridge that will connect the grounds of the shrine to the adjacent parking area at St. Patrick Church.
The shrine was built and is managed by volunteers at St. Patrick Parish, including the Knights of Columbus, and was the inspiration of Rev. Matthew Lamoureux, MIC, Pastor of the parish.
Proceeds raised from this gala event will be used to support the restoration of St. Gianna's family home in Italy, where she lived with her family and operated her medical practice, providing treatment to children, the elderly and the poor. The restoration site also includes the Chapel in which she was married and the place of business in which her husband, Pietro Molla, worked.
Tickets for the gala are on sale now! Visit the website at www.stgiannashrine.org to order. To reserve your tickets, please contact the Parish office at 630-553-6671.
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You can help us complete the St. Gianna Molla Shrine!
We will be etching all new brick orders for spring installation at the shrine. If you have ordered a brick in recent months, or you would like to order one before the spring installation, please submit your order by Friday, May 20th to be included in this batch.
All new brick orders must be received by Friday, May 20th to be included in this order.
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The shrine is located on the grounds of St. Patrick Parish in Yorkville at 406 Walnut Street. Come visit us! We would love to see you!