Immaculate Conception Liturgy

Because Dec. 8 falls on Sunday this year, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Mon., Dec. 9 in McDonough Chapel of the Mother of Mercy.

Because of its proximity to Sunday, this year’s celebration does not constitute a holy day of obligation. But as the patronal feast day of the United States of America, the Immaculate Conception is a key day of prayer for all Catholics. All are invited to join in this festive moment during the first week of the holy season of Advent.