Sunday, 24 November 2019 08:34

Novena to honor the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary begins Dec. 1

The annual novena honoring the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary begins Dec. 1 this year, because the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is transferred this year to Dec. 9. The novena will be celebrated each evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., except on Dec. 9 when the novena will conclude with the 5:15 p.m. Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. All are welcome to attend the novena, which will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield.

Here are the details for the novena:

Sunday, Dec. 1 – “The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Savior” - Bishop Thomas John Paprocki

Monday, Dec. 2 – “The Blessed Virgin Mary, Undoer of Knots” - Father Christopher House

Tuesday, Dec. 3 – “The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Consolation” - Father Brian Alford

Wednesday, Dec. 4 – “The Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace” - Deacon Scott Keen

Thursday, Dec. 5 – “The Blessed Virgin Mary, Temple of the Lord” - Father Dominic Rankin

Friday, Dec. 6 – “The Blessed Virgin Mary, Disciple of the Lord” - Msgr. David Hoefler

Saturday, Dec. 7 – “The Blessed Virgin Mary, Gate of Heaven” - Deacon Lawrence Smith

Sunday, Dec. 8 – “The Blessed Virgin Mary, Chosen Daughter of Israel” - Father Michael Friedel

Monday, Dec. 9 – Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception