Happy New Year From Father James and the St. Juliana Parish Staff
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Holy Day of Obligation
The Solemnity of Mary Mother of God falls exactly one week after Christmas, the end of the octave of Christmas. It is fitting to honor Mary as Mother of Jesus, following the birth of Christ.
When Catholics celebrate the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God we are not only honoring Mary, who was chosen among all women throughout history to bear God incarnate, but we are also honoring our Lord, who is fully God and fully human.
Calling Mary mother of God is the highest honor we can give Mary. Just as Christmas honors Jesus as the Prince of Peace, the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God honors Mary as the Queen of Peace.
On this holy feast day, let us take a moment as we start our new year to honor our Blessed Mother, who in her yes to God brought our Savior into the world to redeem us.
Join us for Mass to Honor Mary, Mother of God:
New Years Eve Vigil 5:00pm
New Years Day 7:30am and 9:30am