Immaculate Conception

Saturday, December 8, 2018 is a Holy Day of Obligation

Our Blessed Mother under her beautiful title as "Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception" is the patroness of the United Stated of America, and thus we keep this feast day as a Holy Day of Obligation.  All Catholics have the joyful obligation of participating in Mass for this great feast.  

What we celebrate!

This title honors Mary and celebrates that when she was conceived by her parents Anna & Joachim, she was conceived without original sin on her soul.  God the Father, in His infinite wisdom, knowing that she would never choose to sin inher life (even though she had the freedom to sin), He did for her the one thing she could not do for herself and kept from her the blemish of original sin.  Thus her body, heart, mind and soul became the perfect vessel to bring forth the Christ child.