The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated this year of Monday, 9 December. Because of the importance of the Advent Season the Solemnity is transferred to Monday so the Second Sunday of Advent may be celebrated in its integrity.
The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Abbot Robert Barnes presiding and preaching.
It is a non-workday for the monks who will follow the Sunday schedule. As such, Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament will conclude the celebration of Vespers (5:30 PM)