Friday, December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation in the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church teaches that from the very moment of her conception, the Blessed Virgin Mary was free from all stain of original sin. This simply means that from the beginning, she was in a state of grace, sharing in God's own life, and that she was free from the sinful inclinations which have beset human nature after the fall of Adam and Eve.
Mass will be celebrated at 12:15pm on Friday, December 8 in the chapel of the Catholic Campus Ministry Center. Fr. Patrick Kane will be our celebrant.
Tuesday, December 12 is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The day is particularly special for Americans of Mexican heritage, as it honors the belief that Jesus' mother Mary, who is Mexico's patron saint, appeared to a man in Mexico City twice in 1531.
While it is not a holy day of obligation, Mass will be celebrated at 12:15pm on Tuesday, December 12 in the chapel of the Center. Fr. Patrick Kane will be our celebrant. A lunch of soup and bread will be served immediately following Mass.