SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
A holy day of obligation Vigil, Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 8th at 7:30 am, 8:15 am or 7:00 pm
In teaching that Mary was conceived immaculate, the Catholic Church teaches that from the very moment of her conception, the Blessed Virgin Mary was free from all stain of original sin. This simply means that from the beginning, she was in a state of grace, sharing in God’s own life, and that she was free from the sinful inclinations which have beset human nature after the fall, so she could give her Son, Jesus Christ, a sinless human nature.