The Second Saturday of December finds a great blessing for the Helpers as our monthly Pro-Life Mass coincides with one of the great solemnities of the Catholic Church — the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.
Join us on December 8th at 7am at the Cathedral of the Assumption as we celebrate this Holy Day of obligation and ponder this gift of providence with which the Lord has blessed us.
Our heavenly Father knows the depth of each and every heartfelt “Yes” that we give Him. Not bound by the constraints of time, our Creator’s acceptance of Mary’s “yes” to Him, through the Angel Gabriel, gave proof to how a yes cannot only extend forward in our life i.e. — in the birth of Jesus — but back in time to even the very beginning of our life — in Mary’s case her Immaculate Conception. Is it too unfathomable to think this true?! Does our Kingly Creator lack the ability or insight for this to be possible??
As scripture tells us, :I am the Alpha and the Omega,”* says the Lord God, “the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty.”g. (Revelations 1:8). Maybe, it is the depth or truthfulness of our yes, that allows that affirmation, that acceptance of His gift of grace, to extend to not only where the Lord God occupies the present, but to where He exists in the past, and even to where He resides in the future. As His word also says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways—oracle of the LORD” (Isaiah 55:8).
Join the Helpers for Mass December 8th to affirm Life and our Lord. There together we can open the vessels of our hearts to accept the fullness of God’s graces so we too can exclaim, “… ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name’” (Luke 1:46-49).