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Immaculate Conception Mass Schedule
December 8, 2022 All day
Anticipated Mass: Wednesday, December 7th at 7pm
Thursday, December 8th:
The Immaculate Conception, a solemnity celebrated on December 8, is the patronal feast of the United States. In 1854, Pope Pius IX’s solemn declaration, Ineffabilis Deus, clarified with finality the long-held belief of the Church that Mary was conceived free from original sin. In proclaiming the Immaculate Conception of Mary as a dogma of the Church, the pope expressed precisely and clearly that Mary was conceived free from the stain of original sin. This privilege of Mary derives from God’s having chosen her as Mother of the Savior; thus she received the benefits of salvation in Christ from the very moment of her conception.