December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. However, this year (in 2018), the Immaculate Conception remains a Holy Day of Obligation, even though December 8 falls on a Saturday.
In general, the Immaculate Conception remains a Holy Day of Obligation, even if December 8 naturally falls either on a Saturday or on a Monday. This is because Mary, under the title of the Immaculate Conception, is the Patroness of the United States.
In the time frame, from Friday, December 7, to Sunday, December 9, we are obligated to attend two separate Masses for two distinct obligations: We are obl...
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