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Saturday, December 8, 2018 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and a Holy Day of Obligation. The Immaculate Conception remains a Holy Day of Obligation, even if December 8 naturally falls either on a Saturday or on a Monday, because Mary, under this title, is the Patroness of the United States. 
We are obligated to attend Mass twice, this coming weekend. NO two-for-one’s allowed!  To fulfill both the obligation for the Immaculate Conception, as well as for the Sunday obligation (With each option, the first Mass listed will satisfy the Immaculate Conception obligation, and the second Mass listed will satisfy the Sunday obligation):

-- A Mass on Saturday (before Saturday evening) 9 am at St. Paschal Church +  A Mass on either Saturday evening or on Sunday

-- A Mass on Saturday evening + Either another Saturday evening Mass (after the first one attended) or a Mass on Sunday


8 Things You Need to Know About the Immaculate Conception

This Saturday, December 8th, is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. It celebrates an important point of Catholic teaching, and it is a holy day of obligation. Here are 8 things you need to know about the teaching and the way we celebrate it.

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SPCCbellt 1198w10Centered on the Gospel of the Lord, we West Ouachita Catholics are a community committed to being  a positive and life-giving presence to one another and to our world - a presence witnessed by our vibrant worship, our deep love for the poor, our heartfelt concern for the spiritual growth  of Catholics of all ages,  and our cordial welcome of everyone  we meet.  We are further committed to help each church member discover and develop their God-given talents for ministry,  in the imitation of Jesus Christ.