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Monday gives us a Holy Day of opportunity in the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.  This feast, normally celebrated on December 8, is not allowed to take place of a Sunday in Advent, and so it is moved to the next day, and the obligation to attend Mass that day is lifted.  Hence, it is an opportunity for us all to come and enjoy the great gift of Our Lady’s special role in salvation history and her unwavering response to God’s grace.  This solemnity was established 311 years ago and is thus older than our nation, which claims Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception as the patroness of our land.  There are two Masses that day, as regularly scheduled, which we will move to the church in anticipation of larger attendance: 8:30 am and 7 pm.