Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
“O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”
Friday, December 8, 2017 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation.
Masses will be celebrated at 6:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 noon, and 7 p.m. which will be a bilingual, High Mass.
On Thursday, December 7, a Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. There will be no Vespers/Holy Hour in lieu of the Vigil Mass. There also will not be a 6:30 p.m. reception on Dec. 7, as previously advertised.
Did you know?
The Disciples were “conceived” on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, thirty-one years ago. Five seminarians seeking religious life – Fr. Javier O’Connor among them – made a Novena to Mary and remained in adoration the night of the Vigil. In the morning, all five had the same strong certainty: they were to found a new religious Institute to be called the Disciples of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. A year later, on January 1, 1987, the Disciples were born.