Feast of the Immaculate Conception Dec. 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec 6, 2013
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated by Catholics throughout the world. "It is the dogma proclaimed in Christian Tradition and defined in 1854, that from the first moment of her conception, Mary--by the singular grace of God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ--was preserved immune from original sin." U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

WHAT: A holy day for all Catholics, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the womb of Saint Anne, and recognizes that our Blessed Mother was sinless from the first moment of her life.
WHO: Check your parish for Mass times. Scripture readings for the feast day can be found on the U.S. Bishops’ website at usccb.org/bible/readings
WHEN:

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 (Note: Observed annually December 8 when it doesn't fall on Sunday. Mass attendance on December 9, 2013, is not an obligation.)

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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