Yesterday, we recalled a day in the history of the United States of America that carried our nation into the efforts of WWII and defending the freedom of people in many other nations. Today, we recall a moment in the journey of faith where “freedom” also comes into play. The freedom we speak of today is the human choice between cooperating with good or evil.
As always, we learn that there is consequence to our exercising our freedom through our choices. Today, we celebrate God’s freedom in blessing Mary with a special grace; and, later, her invitation to respond to this particular blessing.
Today, in celebrating the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we honor Mary for her response, her “yes,” to God in the divine plan. We honor the choice of Mary in exercising her freedom, shedding any temptation of self-absorption. Rather, Mary became a preeminent example of self-sacrifice in a loving response to God’s will. May we exercise our freedom to choose always to flow from our recognition that we are blessed, too; and, our response should always be in the context of listening to the will of God.
The journey continues…choosing blessing over selfishness.
Drive-thru Communion Reception Line Today
Drive-thru Communion Reception Line will be held 10:00-10:30 am today, Tuesday, December 8. Please arrive on time and begin a car line going south on Cloverly Avenue and into the Church parking lot. We will direct you from there. Please DO NOT park or get out of your car.
Please wear your face covering as we approach the car. We will distribute communion into your hand and then you may remove your mask and receive the Eucharist. Please drive off safely. God Bless.