As of October 2, 2009, First Friday of the month, the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart was declared a JUBILEE SHRINE, officiated by the Archbishop of Manila; Cardinal Gaudencio B. Rosales at a concelebrated Mass at 7:30 that morning.
The honor is granted to this Church for being a National Shrine of the Sacred Heart, this year being declared a Year of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, plus being the Year of the Priests (150th death anniversary of St. John Vianney, Cure of Ars - Parish Priest of Ars).
To gain the plenary indulgence, all who visit the Shrine must be in the state of grace, receive Holy Communion, and say the following prayers for the intentions of the Holy Father (Pope Benedict XVI) and Priests: Apostles Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, and the invocations: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for us; St. John Marie Vianney, Pray for us.
The indulgences obtained may be for oneself or passed on to our beloved dead. More detailed information on how to obtain plenary indulgences can be read here.