On Tuesday, December 8th we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day.
“In 1846, the bishops of the United States asked Mary to watch over our country and its people in a special way. They also chose one particular title and feast of Mary—her Immaculate Conception.
The title of the Immaculate Conception recognizes Mary’s privilege of coming into the world free from sin. Through the power of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, every human being can be freed from sin at Baptism. Through that same power, Mary was always free from sin, even from that very first moment of life.
On December 8, the Church celebrates this special privilege given to Mary. At the liturgy, we thank God for all his blessings he has given to the people of our country. And we can thank Mary for watching over and protecting our people.”
We invite you to watch Mass online for this wonderful holy day and download and/or print the Order of Service to follow along.