The Immaculate Conception Novena
Novena begins 11/30 and ends 12/8
From Fr. Matt’s Column:
I want to bring your attention to this year’s Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (IC). The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops write: “Since December 8, 2019, is the Second Sunday of Advent, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is transferred to Monday, December 9, 2019. The obligation to attend Mass, however, does not transfer.” http://www.usccb.org/about/
Even though this year the IC is not a holy day of obligation, nevertheless it is an important solemnity. She is the patron of the United States. Owing to its importance, I intend to consecrate our entire parish to the IC that day at Mass. Holy Mass on the 9th will be at 8am (confessions from 7:15-7:45) and at 12 noon (confessions from 11:15-11:45).