Solemnity of the Immmaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
NOVENA PRAYER TO THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
(November 30 - December 8)
O God / by the Immaculate Conception of Mary / you prepared a home for your Son. / By the power of Jesus’ Incarnation and Sacrifice, / you preserved Mary from all sin. / You created a new Eve, / a new Mother of the living, / a new Temple of the Holy Spirit. / We beg you to purify our hearts / and to prepare us for the coming of Christ./ May our faith be her Faith. / May our hope be her Hope. / May our love be her Love.
Loving Mother of the Redeemer, / gate of heaven, / star of the sea, / assist your people who have fallen, / yet strive to rise again. / To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator, / yet remained a virgin after as before. / You who received Gabriel's joyful greeting, / have pity on us poor sinners. / Amen.
Please note: Since December 8 this year is the Second Sunday of Advent, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is transferred to Monday, December 9, 2019.
The obligation to attend Mass, however, does not transfer to the 9th.