Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – A Holy Day

On December 8th, the Church celebrates  the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Mother.  This doctrine, declared a dogma of the Church by Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1854, affirms that Mary was preserved, from the moment of her conception, from the stain and consequences of original sin  as she would become the Mother of Jesus, the Savior of the world, and the first to benefit from what Jesus would win for all of us. 

Masses:  Vigil Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, December 7th at 5:30 pm.  Mass on the Holy Day will be celebrated at 7 pm.  (There will be no 5:30 Mass this day).  We invite you to wear something blue to Mass to honor our Blessed Mother.