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Mass of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception 9.30am Sat 8 Dec (@StMC)

8th December 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Saturday 8 December 2018

Mass will be celebrated at St Margaret Clitherow’s Church at 9.30am.

(This is not a Holy Day of Obligation in England & Wales but is one of the most important Marian feasts in the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church, and is celebrated worldwide.


The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. It is universally celebrated on December 8, nine months before the feast of the Nativity of Mary, which is celebrated on September 8. 

Link: (Video) Pope Francis explains the Immaculate Conception

Link:  (Video) The Immaculate Conception Explained  (Fr Mike Smith)


Holy Days of Obligation – Summary Information


From the 1st Sunday of Advent 2017 the Holydays of Obligations for England and Wales changed. They are:

* According to a decision of the Bishops’ Conference (1984) Holydays which fall on Saturday or Monday are transferred to the Sunday.

Since 2006 the following celebration is transferred to Sunday:


8th December 2018
9:30 am - 10:00 am


St Margaret Clitherow RC Church
Holly Tree Lane
YORK, YO32 3YJ United Kingdom
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01904 768931