On Immaculate Conception feast day, Bishop speaks of faith, belief in Mary's intercession

December 8, 2023 at 2:47 p.m.
Bishop O'Connell stands at the altar during the Liturgy of the Eucharist at Mass. Mary Stadnyk photos
Bishop O'Connell stands at the altar during the Liturgy of the Eucharist at Mass. Mary Stadnyk photos


Those who gathered for the 12:10 p.m. Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Dec. 8 were given two thoughts to keep in mind by Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Bishop's Mass on Feast of the Immaculate Conception

He told the congregation of mostly parishioners, as well as people from nearby parishes and state house workers,  to follow the Blessed Mother's example by always having faith in God. He also told them to believe that the Blessed Mother "is a powerful intercessor for us.

"She works for us," the Bishop said. "She brings our prayers and sufferings to her son," said Bishop O'Connell, principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass. 

"Let's always have strong faith and let's alwasy remember that nothing is impossible with God," he said.

More to come on this story.


A  mother holds her little one as she prays during the Mass on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.  

 



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Those who gathered for the 12:10 p.m. Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Dec. 8 were given two thoughts to keep in mind by Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Bishop's Mass on Feast of the Immaculate Conception

He told the congregation of mostly parishioners, as well as people from nearby parishes and state house workers,  to follow the Blessed Mother's example by always having faith in God. He also told them to believe that the Blessed Mother "is a powerful intercessor for us.

"She works for us," the Bishop said. "She brings our prayers and sufferings to her son," said Bishop O'Connell, principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass. 

"Let's always have strong faith and let's alwasy remember that nothing is impossible with God," he said.

More to come on this story.


A  mother holds her little one as she prays during the Mass on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.  

 


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