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Mass of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception 9.30am Sat 8 Dec (@StMC)
Dec 8 @ 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.
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:
- Every Sunday
- Nativity of the Lord (25 December)
- Epiphany of the Lord (6 January*)
- Ascension of the Lord (Thursday after 6th Sunday of Easter)
- St Peter & St Paul (29 June*)
- Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 August*)
- All Saints (1 November*)
* 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: