Advent II

“My soul magnifies the Lord; my spirit has found joy in God, who is my Saviour, because he has looked graciously upon the lowliness of his handmaid. Behold, from this day forward all generations will count me blessed; because he who is mighty, he whose name is holy, has wrought for me his wonders.

“He has mercy upon those who fear him, from generation to generation; he has done valiantly with the strength of his arm, driving the proud astray in the conceit of their hearts; he has put down the mighty from their seat, and exalted the lowly;

he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty-handed.

“He has protected his servant Israel, keeping his merciful design in remembrance, according to the promise which he made to our forefathers, Abraham and his posterity for evermore.”

Luke 1:46-55  [Knox trans.] 

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is not obliged as a holy day this year, as it is transferred to Monday. In the 1962 Calendar it is celebrated on this Sunday, so it will be observed at the Noon Mass. Our Masses Monday are at 6:00 and 8:00 AM, with Adoration in between. 

Fra Anthony Serviam, of the Marian Friars Minor is a friend of our Parish and will be in the area starting 12/12/20, through 12/19/20. During that time he will offer a series of talks with a Marian theme: the total consecration to Mary, and reflections on the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Part of his work in the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, which his Bishop has specifically asked him to do, is to give talks and presentations on the differences between the new rite of the Mass and the old rite of the Mass. So he will be presenting a topic on that as well. We’ll have that schedule posted next week, and it will be on our website and social accounts prior to that.