So I know it's a bit late now, but Pope Benedict issued at plenary indulgence for everyone who went to Mass and recieved communion today, the feast of the Immaculate Conception!
Here is an article about it.
"The indulgence declared by Pope Benedict may be obtained by those who 'participate in a sacred function in honor of the Virgin, or at least least offer open testimony of Marian devotion before an image of Mary Immaculate exposed for public veneration, adding the recitation of the Our Father and of the Creed, and some invocation to the Virgin.'...The decree issued on November 29 by the Apostolic Penitentiary, announcing the indulgence, also lists the usual conditions: sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion, prayer for the intentions of the Pope, and the removal of attachment to sin. "
It's so exciting! I love the Church!
Jesus, thank you so much for loving us and being so forgiving, despite our wretched misery!