Today, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation. Low Mass will be offered at 5:30 p.m. at St Stanislaus Church, New Haven.
The infallibly defined dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Latin Catholic Church reveals to us that “God freely chose Mary from all eternity to be the Mother of his Son. In order to carry out her mission she herself was conceived immaculate. This means that, thanks to the grace of God and in anticipation of the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary was preserved from original sin from the first instant of her conception” (Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church).
Mary is the “New Eve,” the Mother of God, Mother of us all. As such, we believe that Mary Immaculate is a type of the Church and the perfect model of holiness for all Christians.
Under the title is the Immaculate Conception she is the patroness of the United States of America. May she intercede for us before the Throne of Grace!
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be observed in a celebration of High Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, State Street at Eld Street, New Haven, this Sunday, December 8, at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Matthew Mauriello will be the celebrant, and the Schola Cantorum of the St. Gregory Society will sing the Gregorian chant and polyphony for the service.
Although the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady was defined as dogma by Pope Pius IX on 8 December 1854, the veneration of Mary’s spotless holiness is far more ancient. The feast was observed in the East from the 8th century, in Ireland from the ninth, and in England from the eleventh.
As we anticipate the birth of Our Lord on Christmas, let us rejoice with the cry of admiration that the Church puts in our lips in the liturgy: “Tota pulchra es, Maria! – Thou art all fair, O Mary, unstained by original sin.” And so, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, coming in the course of Advent, heralds the splendors of the Incarnation of the Redeemer.
Music for the liturgy will include the Gregorian chant ordinary “Missa Marialis (Vatican ed. IX/X, the proper Gregorian chants, polyphonic motets by Guillaume Dufay and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and organ music by Jean Titelouze.
On Friday, December 8, at 5:30 pm
, the Low Mass will be offered for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, St Stanislaus Church (New Haven).
This solemnity is a holy day of obligation.
May Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception pray for the United States of America!
Be sure to get to the Sacrament of Confession before the Nativity of the Lord.
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is THURSDAY, December 8th. It is a holy day.
There is a 5:30 p. m. Low Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St Stanislaus Thursday night.
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, December 8th, is a holy day of obligation. The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at St Stanislaus Church (New Haven) at 5:30 p.m.
The dogma of the Immaculate Conception was given to the Latin Church by Blessed Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1854 in the Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus.
The patroness of the U.S.A. is Mary under the title of the Immaculate Conception. Come and pray for the wellbeing of our country.
Information on the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary may be read here AND here.