(HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)
Monday, December 7, 2020
Vigil 5:00 PM – Main Church
Vigil 7:00 PM – Parking lot/ Outdoors
Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
No 6:30 AM Mass today
7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 12:00 Noon and 7:00 PM –
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In anticipation that she was to bear the Son of God, Mary was preserved from the time of her conception from Original Sin. We call this the Immaculate Conception. No sin would touch her so that she would be a fitting and worthy vessel of the Son of God. The Immaculate Conception does not refer to the virginal conception and birth of Christ, but rather to Mary’s being conceived without inheriting Original Sin.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins,
my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me. — St. Bernard of Clairvaux