1st Sunday of Advent: Dec. 3
On this 1st Sunday of Advent, we begin our journey in preparation for the birth of Christ.
In Pope Francis’ words, “The liturgical Season of Advent … invites us to go to the encounter with the Lord who comes through prayer, penitence and works of charity. Prepare yourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus with assiduous listening to the word of God and a generous response to his grace.” (November 30, 2022)
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Dec. 8
In 1854, Pope Piux IX issued an apospolic constitution declaring, "The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin."
On Dec.8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates her as God's most glorious creation. While we can never truly comprehend the true nature of the Mother of God, we love and honor her in a unique way forever.
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