February 2, 2016 // Local

Year of Mercy pilgrimages:

The three Holy Doors in the diocese 

Throughout the Year of Mercy, a plenary indulgence can be gained by visiting the Doors of Mercy that have been designated at the two cathedrals and at the basilica at Notre Dame. These doors will remain open until Nov. 13, 2016.

Listed below are the hours when the three churches are open during the week, as well as their Mass and Confession times. Contact information is also provided for parishes that may wish to schedule group pilgrimages to a Door of Mercy during the jubilee year. Pilgrim groups are welcome to bring their own confessor if they wish to have Confessions available at special times during their visits.


Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne
Mass times
Sunday (in church): Saturday Vigil 5 p.m.; Sunday 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m.
Weekdays (in chapel): Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 12:05 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.

Confession times (in chapel)
Monday and Friday: 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30 a.m.
Saturday: 8:30-9 a.m.; 3:45-4:30 p.m.

Hours church is open
Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 12-6 p.m.
Sundays: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pilgrimage contact
Tom Smith — 260-424-1485, ext. 302


St. Matthew Cathedral in South Bend
Mass times
Sunday: Saturday Vigil 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
Weekdays: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m.

Confession times
Monday through Saturday after 7 a.m. Mass
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Hours church is open
The south doors of the cathedral are open every day from 6 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Pilgrimage contact
Cassandra Horner — [email protected]


Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame
Mass times
Sunday: Saturday Vigil 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Weekdays: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.

Confession times
Monday through Thursday: 11-11:30 a.m., 4:45-5:15 p.m., 7 p.m.
Friday: 11-11:30 a.m. and 4:45-5:15 p.m.
Saturday (in Sacred Heart Crypt): 10-11 a.m.

Hours church is open
Open every day from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
(Please consult http://campusministry.nd.edu/basilica-of-the-sacred-heart for schedules changes during academic breaks, Triduum, etc.)

Pilgrimage contact
Amy Huber — 574-631-4288 and Holy Cross Father Peter Rocca, basilica rector — 574-631-5525.


Details regarding the conditions for obtaining the indulgence can be found at www.myyearofmercy.org and also at the churches themselves.

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