In the Church’s liturgical calendar, every major feast has an
“octave” of associated celebrations with it – the 8th day after the feast. Christmas, is followed 8 days later by the oldest Solemnity dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God. At the Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon in 451 A.D., a council met and declared Jesus to be both fully human and fully divine. One of the implications of this doctrine, is that Mary is not only the Christ bearer (Christotokos), but also the God bearer (Theotokos). She carried the Son of God in her body. In 1968, St. Pope Paul VI, asked the Church to also make this the World Day of Prayer for Peace.
On New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day, join us for the livestream liturgy honoring Mary, The Mother of God, while also praying for World Peace and Unity.
Livestream Mass | 4:30 p.m.
Communion Procession | 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Enter at Washington Blvd. Entrance.
Livestream Mass | 10:00 a.m.
Communion Procession | 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Enter at Washington Blvd. Entrance.
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