Monday, December 8, 2008

Feast of the Immaculate Conception Today

Don't forget to go to Mass. Today is a Holy Day of Obligation.

For more on the Immaculate Conception and what it is all about, then here is one resource - Catholic Answers
The Immaculate Conception means that Mary, whose conception was brought about the normal way, was conceived without original sin or its stain—that’s what "immaculate" means: without stain. The essence of original sin consists in the deprivation of sanctifying grace, and its stain is a corrupt nature. Mary was preserved from these defects by God’s grace; from the first instant of her existence she was in the state of sanctifying grace and was free from the corrupt nature original sin brings.
We have mass at 12:05 and 5:30 here at St. Mary's.

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