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.
Because the feast day fell on a Saturday this year and because it IS our parish feast day, we celebrated with a light luncheon following the 11:00 am Mass. Thank you to those who made and donated salads and side dishes and thank you again to our wonderful Parish Activities Committee. As you can see everyone enjoyed the food and followship. Happy Feast Day!