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.
-- 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
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.