Feast of the Immaculate Conception
On Saturday, December 8th we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. What exactly is the Immaculate Conception? The Immaculate Conception is the conception of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. When the Angel of God salutes Mary as ‘Full of Grace’, the Church recognizes that Mary was ‘full of Grace’ by the grace of God from the moment of her conception. This means God chose to preserve her from original sin as she was to be the new ‘Ark of the Covenant’, the future dwelling for Jesus. This is what we celebrate on this feast day - her Immaculate (‘stainless’) Conception.
The schedule of Masses for this Holy Day of Obligation is 8:30 am 12:00 Noon
In the video below, Dr. Edward Sri explains Mary's Immaculate Conception and shows how this teaching is supported by Scripture. He describes how the Angel's greeting to Mary, "Hail, full of grace" (Luke
), points to a deeper spiritual reality about her.
Pray a special prayer to Our Lady today (the Rosary, a Marian hymn, or personal prayer). Thank her for saying yes to God and ask her to help you to say yes to our Lord this Advent season.
on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6:00AM