31 December 2009

Holy Day of Obligation

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Vigil Mass on Thursday, 31 December, at 6:30 p.m.
Solemn High Mass on Friday, 1 January, at 10:00 a.m.

O God, who didst vouchsafe that, as at this time, thy Word was made flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary: grant to us thy humble servants; that we, believing her to be indeed the Mother of God, may by her intercession find favor in thy sight. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.