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A Great New Years Eve Tradition

There's a beautiful hymn of praise and thanksgiving that's traditionally, sung on the last day of the year called Te Deum. I had recently learned of the song and was planning to look it up. Today at mass, I was delighted to hear the hymns Te Deum sung at the end of the year and Veni Creator sung at the beginning of the year both have plenary indulgences attached to them. Our priest suggested singing them midnight so you can close the year with Te Deum and begin with Veni Creator together. If you can't stay up to midnight, just sing Te Deum on 31st anytime and Veni Creator anytime on Jan 1st. It seems that for plenary indulgence, you need to sing it publicly and partial indulgence is granted when devoutly sung otherwise. I emailed our music director about adding these to our masses. These are such beautiful hymns to sing even without the indulgences. It'll be a great family tradition to sing them together as family.







Growing up my family always went to adoration on New Y…