Recited daily after the 8:30 AM Mass.
Monday after the 8:30 AM Mass the Miraculous Medal Novena is prayed.
Every First Friday after the 8:30 AM Mass until 12:00 PM concluding with Benediction.
(in the event of a funeral, adoration is cancelled.)
Immaculate Conception Parish is a Christian community of disciples in the Roman Catholic tradition, called by Jesus, united in Eucharistic worship and growing in faith, hope and love. Nourished through the sacraments and strengthened by God’s transforming love, we are empowered to know the gospel message and to witness to others. As Christian stewards, we are thankful for God’s many gifts and we commit ourselves to share our time, talent and treasure in Christ-like service within our parish community and beyond. We seek God’s blessing and guidance to be faithful to this mission.
Dear Friends in Christ,
A beautiful tradition that has been lost over modern time is the Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts. The proclamation of the date of Easter and the other moveable feasts dates from a time when calendars were not readily available. It was necessary to make known the date of Easter in advance, since many celebrations of the liturgical year depend on its date.
Although calendars now give the date of Easter and the other feasts in the liturgical year for many years in advance, the Epiphany proclamation still has value. It is a reminder of the centrality of the resurrection of the Lord in the liturgical year and the importance of the great mysteries of faith which are celebrated each year.
As we concluded the Christmas Season last Monday with the Baptism of the Lord, may the following printed announcement show us that as we just celebrated the birth of the Christ Child, we now look forward to day of His Resurrection.
Know, dear brothers and sisters, that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God's mercy, we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Savior.
On the first day of March will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Lenten season.
On the sixteenth day of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day, the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the twenty-fifth day of May will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the fourth day of June, the feast of Pentecost.
On the eighteenth day of June the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
On the third day of December, the First Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom is honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
- Rev. Herbert T. DeGaris ____________________________________________________________________________________