Dec. 8: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation in the United States (see below for local Mass times). It’s the day we celebrate that, “The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin.”

Mary wasn’t just a good woman and a good mother–she was the best, the holiest a human can be without being God, as Jesus was. And Jesus was a good Jewish son who honored his mother according to the fourth commandment, so we should, also.

More about the dogma of the Immaculate Conception and Marian devotion here.

Symbols of the Immaculate Conception.

St. Margaret’s Parish
7:00 am
8:15 am (School Mass)
7:00 pm

St. Stephen’s Mission
6:00 pm Vigil (12/7)

9:00 am
5:00 pm

Holy Rosary Parish
3:45 pm
6:00 pm

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