The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is traditionally December 8th but as that falls on the Second Sunday of Advent, it will be observed on Monday, December 9th. The feast is moved, the obligation is not – which means that December 9th is not a holy day of obligation, however, we encourage the faithful to attend daily Mass at 8am.
Regular Mass Schedule:
|Daily||Monday – Saturday at 8 AM|
|Sundays||8:00 AM, 9:30AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 5:30 PM,10:00 AM at St. JosephNo 12:30 PM Mass 2nd Sunday of June THROUGH Labor Day.|
|Saturday||4:00 PM Vigil|
|Holy Days of Obligation||4:00 PM Vigil, 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM School Mass (12 Noon if school is not in session), 7:00 PM|
|Civil Holidays||9:00 AM only|
|Reconciliation||Saturday 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon or by appointment|
|Stations of the Cross||Fridays during Lent at 7 PM3 PM on Good Friday|
|Adoration||First Fridays following the 10:30am School Mass and concluding with Augustinian Corona and Benediction at 6:45PM (September through June)|
Holy Days of Obligation
On December 13, 1991 the members of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United States of America made the following general decree concerning holy days of obligation for Latin rite Catholics:
In addition to Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin Rite dioceses of the United States of America, in conformity with canon 1246, are as follows:
January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God;
Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, the solemnity of the Ascension;
August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
November 1, the solemnity of All Saints;
December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception;
December 25, the solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.