Sunday, December 8, 2019 is the feast day of the Immaculate Conception. On Monday, December 9, 2019, we will celebrate Masses at 7 am and 7 pm to honor our Lady. The Immaculate Conception of Mary points to God’s preparation for the coming of Jesus. We celebrate the fact that Mary was conceived without original sin so that She would eventually be a fitting vessel for the Son of God. Her purity and sinlessness were like those of Adam and Even in the beginning. This special grace did not impede Her freedom to say “yes” or “no” to God. This is important to remember as Mary placed Her life at the service of God. Her “yes” brings our Savior into the world. May we imitate her life of “yes” to God in our own lives. Please plan now to attend Mass and honor Mary.