*January 1: the Solemnity of Mary
January 1: the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. On this day, we are reminded of the role that the Blessed Virgin played in the plan of our salvation. Christ's Birth was made possible by Mary's fiat: "Be it done unto me according to Thy word."
|An icon of the Theotokos, the Mother of God. |
Egg tempera on wood, Central Russia, mid-1800's
O Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!
|Christmas Mass 2013. I grabbed this off Facebook, I believe Mr. Mark Mann took this picture.|
Celebrant Fr John Jirak, Deacon (Fr Nicholas Voelker) and Sub Deacon (Fr Patrick Reilley).
|Fathers Voelker, Reilley and Jirak vest for mass.|
|Our boys. I have never before had the privilege of being associated with such a fine group|
of men as these. They work very hard at their duties and are always a joy to be around.