Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgrim Churches

jubilee3The following Churches have been designated as Pilgrim Churches for gaining a plenary indulgence in the Year of Mercy through visitation and prayer.

Mahoning County
~Saint Columba Cathedral – Youngstown
 159 West Rayen Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
Ph: 330.744.5233

~Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Youngstown
343 Via Mount Carmel
Youngstown, OH 44505
Ph:  330.743.4144

~Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon – North Jackson
2759 North Lipkey Road
North Jackson, Ohio 44451
Ph: 330.538.3351

Trumbull County
~Saint Mary Church – Warren
 232 Seneca Ave NE
 Warren, OH 44481
Ph:  (330) 393-8721

Ashtabula County
~Saint Joseph Calasanctius Church – Jefferson
32 East Jefferson Street
Jefferson, Ohio 44047

Columbiana County
~Saint Paul Church – Salem
935  East State Street
Salem, Ohio 44460
Ph: (330) 332-0336

Portage County
~Saint Peter of the Fields Church – Rootstown
3487 Old Forge Rd,
Rootstown, OH 44272
Ph:  (330) 325-7543

Stark County
~Little Flower Church – Middlebranch
2040 Diamond St NE
North Canton, OH 44721
Ph:  (330) 494-2759

~Basilica of Saint John the Baptist – Canton
627 McKinley Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
 Ph:  (330) 454-8044

These are Jubilee Churches; one can obtain the Jubilee indulgence by making a pilgrimage to one of them and fulfilling the other necessary conditions.


Once they have crossed through the Holy Door or Door of Mercy, or have fulfilled one of the other conditions under which Pope Francis has granted the Jubilee Indulgence (for example, for the sick, for the imprisoned, or for anyone who carries out in person a work of mercy), in addition to the usual conditions which require a heart well-disposed for the grace to bring its desired fruits, the faithful should stop in prayer to fulfill the final actions asked for: the profession of faith, and prayer for the Holy Father and his intentions. The latter should be at least an “Our Father” – the prayer in which Jesus himself taught us to turn as children to the Father – but it could possibly be more. In particular, taking into consideration the spirit of this Holy Year, it is suggested that pilgrims recite the lovely prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee, and that they conclude the time of prayer with an invocation to the merciful Lord Jesus (for example, “Merciful Jesus, I trust in You”).

AP2834430_ArticoloPope Francis’ Prayer for the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy,
you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.

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