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Immaculate Conception Masses

  • National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia 1166 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19146 United States (map)

Holy Day of Obligation

This liturgical feast day recalls God’s action from the very beginning of the history of humankind. After the sin of Adam and Eve, God did not wish to leave humanity alone in the throes of evil. And so he turned his gaze to Mary, holy and immaculate in love (cf.Eph 1:4), choosing her to be the Mother of humanity’s Redeemer. When faced with the gravity of sin, God responds with the fullness of mercy. Mercy will always be greater than any sin, and no one can place limits on the love of God who is ever ready to forgive.  (The Proclamation of the Jubilee Year of Mercy by Pope Francis)


8am in the lower Shrine
12 noon in the upper Shrine
7pm in the lower Shrine

(For lower Shrine Masses, please use the side entrance off the breezeway.)

Earlier Event: December 6
Advent Reflection
Later Event: December 24
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