Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Friday, 8 December
Next Friday , 8 December is the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
It is a Holy Day of Obligation and Mass for the feast will be celebrated on:
- Thursday at 7pm at St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen;
- Friday at 9.30am at St Mary’s Church, Cranny;
- Friday t 11am at St Michael’s Church, Kildysart.
The feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates our belief that Mary was conceived without original sin so that she could become the mother of Christ, our saviour. This blessing gave Our Lady the grace she needed to enable her to say ‘yes’ to the invitation conveyed to her by the Angel Gabriel that she would give birth to Christ, the Son of God and son of Mary.
Today’s feast reminds us that the Lord always gives us the help and grace that we need in our lives so that we may overcome the challenges we face in life and embrace the opportunities it presents.