Tuesday, December 8th is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the day Catholics celebrate the creation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the womb of her mother St. Anne. Catholics believe that Mary was conceived without any sin or the tendency toward sin, her human nature being perfected by God for her singular vocation as the vessel and mother of the divine word, Jesus Christ. A solemnity is a holy day on which all Catholics are obliged to attend Holy Mass with a joyful heart. We will celebrate Mass at 9am on and 7pm on Tuesday, December 8th. Please come and express your devotion to Mary and to worship the Lord who gave her to us.