Marian Hour of Prayer


  1. Hi:

    This is for December 8th: The Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
    Just wondering why there is no Mass in any Catholic Church in town, on Monday, December 8th???



    • Thank you for your comment! Here is the reply I received from Father Andrew:

      The short answer is there was no priest in town (not sure about the base) but that isn’t a satisfactory answer. While Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, is a day of obligation in the United States, it is not a day of obligation in Canada. That decision was made a long time ago by the Canadian bishops.

      It is a very important feast, but Monday’s tend to be most priests’ day off which is why it is sometimes missed. If I had been in town I would have offered a Mass on December 8.

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