St. Francis de Sales Oratory is conducting is annual Novena of Masses to the Immaculate Conception. Every day of the Novena will feature Mass with a different homilist.
This year's lineup includes some fantastic preachers. In addition to the many local Archdiocesan priests well-known for their preaching skills, I wanted to call your attention to the Mass of Canon Matthew Talarico of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Canon Talarico is stationed at the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago, and is a Vice Provincial of the Institute for the U.S. He is a very moving speaker, and I say that because you may not have heard him before--and not intending to slight any of the other great speakers by omission.
The schedule is below, and directions and information are at the link above.
Novena in Honor of the Immaculate Conception
Rosary and confessions before all Masses and devotions
Sunday – November 29, 10:00 am
Canon Jason Apple, Vicar at St. Francis de Sales Oratory
“The Immaculate Conception – Patron of the Institute of Christ the King”
Monday – November 30, 6:30 pm
Canon Matthew Talarico, Vice-Rector Shrine of Christ the King, Chicago
“Devotion to Mary – Secret to Sanctity and Sanity”
Tuesday, December 1, 6:30 pm
Father Edward James Richard, Dean of Students & Vice-Rector, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
“The Immaculate Conception - Our Mother”
Wednesday – December 2, 6:30 pm
Father Thomas Keller, Pastor, St. Angela Merici-Florissant
"The Old Testament and Devotion to Mary - The Story of Rebecca and Jacob."
Thursday, December 3, 6:30 pm
Father Kristian Teater, Assistant Professor of Spiritual Theology, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
“Queen of Priests”
Friday, December 4, 6:30 pm
Monsignor C. Eugene Morris, Pastor, St. Mary Magdalen, Brentwood, Lecturer of Sacramental Theology, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
“Mary – Woman of the Eucharist”
Saturday, December 5, 8:00 am
Father Gregory Lockwood, Temporary Administrator, St. Elizabeth of Hungary-Crestwood, Lecturer of Systematic Theology, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
“The Immaculate Heart of Mary”
Sunday, December 6, 10:00 am
Monsignor Vernon Gardin, Vicar General of Archbishop of St. Louis
"Like Mary, Our Identity is in Christ."
Monday, December 7, 6:30 pm
Father Eric Kunz, Associate Pastor, Queen of All Saints-Oakville
"Mary - Cause of Our Joy."