“At the beginning of a new year, the Church invites us to contemplate Mary’s divine maternity as an icon of peace.” — Pope Francis
We close out the Christmas octave—the eight days
following the birth of Christ—with a day honoring Mary as the Mother of God. Take time to read about the Mother of God today.
“With his Mother’s flesh God clothed himself, / Since from Virginity he was made man.” — Prudentius, Hymn of the Divinity of Christ, 435-436
January 1 is also the World Day of Peace. There are a number of prayers for peace to choose from—pray one today.
Visit the US Catholic bishops’ Action Center today to find out ways you can advocate for peace around the world.
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
Friday, January 1st, Noon Mass
Patio of the Bells
(there will be no 8:30 AM Mass)