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Mary, Conceived Without Sin

Each year we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception to honor the unique privilege given to Mary: that she not only was sinless, but was without original sin from the first moment of her existence. Through her sinlessness, she helps Jesus to crush Satan’s head as she intercedes for us to grow in holiness and turn away from sin.

Christmas Mass Times

Please note that our Christmas Masses are at a slightly different time than previous years since Christmas falls on Sunday.  We will have the Vigil Mass at the regular Vigil Mass time of 4:30 PM Saturday, a Night Mass at 10 PM Saturday, and the Christmas Day Mass at our normal Sunday Mass time of 9:30 AM.

Little Blue Books and 2023 Calendars

You will find Advent Little Blue Books (regular and large print) and 2023 Calendars in the Church Narthex.  Please take these and make use of them yourselves or share them with others!

We are asking for a free-will donation for the Little Books.  The parish purchases them well in advance of each season, but your donation helps defray the costs. Calendars are provided to us courtesy of James Ferguson Funeral Home, Blairsville and Shoemaker Funeral Home, Blairsville—we are grateful for their ongoing support!