Commentary: Wayback Machine. Quoth the Holy Redeemer bulletin:
The Immaculate Conception, according to the teaching of the Catholic Church, was the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne (26 July), free from original sin by virtue of the foreseen merits of her son Jesus Christ.I agree 'tis queer that there is no discussion of the Immaculate Conception in Holy Family's bulletin this week, but on the other hand they are celebrating four Masses today, plus a vigil Mass last night, providing as many opportunities as possible for the faithful to meet today's holy day obligation. By contrast, Holy Redeemer is celebrating only one Mass today, plus a vigil Mass last night.
'Tis also the feast of Saint Eutychian, Pope (died 283), twenty-seventh Bishop of Rome: Saint-link & Wikipedia-link.
'Tis also the feast of Saint Noël Chabanel, Priest & Martyr, S.J. (1613-1649), who survived the massacres by the Iroquois only to be martyred by an apostate Huron: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.
Scripture of the Solemnity
The Book of Genesis, chapter three, verses nine thru fifteen & twenty;
Psalm Ninety-eight, verses one thru four;
The Letter to the Ephesians, chapter one, verses three thru six, eleven, & twelve;
The Gospel according to Luke, chapter one, verses twenty-six thru thirty-eight.
Bonus! Song of the Solemnity
Michael Bublé, "Ave Maria" from Christmas (The Last Angry Man)
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Thursday, 1 December was the feast of Blessed John Beche, Abbot & Martyr, O.S.B. (died 1539, A.K.A. Thomas Marshall), martyred in the reign of the king Henry VIII: Martyr-link & Wikipedia-link.
'Twas also the feast of Saints Edmund Campion, S.J.; Ralph Sherwin; & Alexander Briant, S.J.; Priests & Martyrs (died 1581), martyred in the reign of the queen Elizabeth I, three of the Forty Martyrs of England & Wales: Martyr-link Echo Charlie & Wikipedia-link Echo Charlie, Martyr-link Romeo Sierra & Wikipedia-link Romeo Sierra, & Martyr-link Alpha Bravo & Wikipedia-link Alpha Bravo; & Wikipedia-link XL.
Commentary: Wayback Machine.
'Twas also the feast of Blessed Charles de Foucauld, Priest & Martyr (1858-1916), martyred by Senussi Muslims: Martyr-link ūnus, Martyr-link duo, & Wikipedia-link.
Commentary: 'Twas the one hundredth anniversary of Bl. Charles's martyrdom on 1 December 1916.
Scripture of the Day
The Book of Isaiah, chapter twenty-six, verses one thru six;
Psalm One Hundred Eighteen, verses one, eight, nine, nineteen thru twenty-one, & twenty-five thru twenty-seven(a);
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter seven, verses twenty-one & twenty-four thru twenty-seven.