06 December 2013

Sunday at the Oratory: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

This Sunday, December 8, 2013, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  

The denuded calendar of the novus ordo bumps the feast to December 9, for reasons I will leave it to you to discern (though the whole interplay can be read up on at Rorate, if you like).  

To add insult to injury, for some reason I will leave to you to discern, the American bishops have decreed that the feast of the Patroness of our country is not a Holy Day of Obligation.

Bah, humbug!

Back to reality, this Sunday, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Oratory with 8 am Low Mass, and 10 am Solemn High Mass.  Commemoration of the Second Sunday of Advent as usual.

Making the news even better, because the Immaculate Conception is the primary Patroness of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, the faithful who assist at Mass at any Institute oratory may receive a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions.  

It just occurred to me-- I agree with the new calendar for once.  December 9 shouldn't be a Holy Day of Obligation!

Finally, recall that the Novena to the Immaculate Conception continues tonight, with Solemn High Mass at 6:30 pm, and tomorrow, with low Mass at 8 am.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us sinners who have recourse to thee!


MotherCrab said...

Dulac still impresses me from beyond. Rooty Tooty Instituty indeed.

And the novena is awesome.

Long-Skirts said...


There is a perception,
That Jesus' conception
Is the Feast on December the eighth.

But such is deception,
It's about the reception
Of her soul, stainless steel of the Faith!

dulac90 said...

Hello?!? From beyond what? The Mason Dixon Line?