Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Mother of God

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec 28, 2012

Check your parish for Mass times. Scripture readings for the feast day can be found on the U.S. Bishops’ website at http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/010113.cfm .

WHAT:

A holy day of obligation for all Catholics, the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the title of Mary as the Mother of God, recognized by the Church dating to the Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D.

The feast day, intentionally held on the octave day of the Christmas season (which, coincidentally, is New Year’s Day on the  secular calendar) emphasizes Christ’s incarnation as the son of Mary – that he was both truly human and truly divine.

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

WHERE:

Celebrated by Catholics throughout the United States and the world.

CONTACT:

Joe Kohn, kohn.joe@aod.org / (313) 237-5802

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