Mass Enrollment Cards
Our Lady of Angels Association offers enrollment cards for all occasions. Those enrolled share in the twelve Novenas of Masses offered annually for them and their intentions. Always FREE SHIPPING & HANDLING. Browse our selection.
Weekly Message From the Director
Dear Friend of Our Lady of Angels,
Last Saturday, December 8th, the Church celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This dogma of our faith was defined by Pope Pius IX in 1858. This dogma proclaims: … we declare, pronounce and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary from the first moment of her conception was, by the singular grace and privilege of Almighty God, in view of the merits of Christ Jesus the Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin, is revealed by God and is therefore firmly and constantly to be believed by all the faithful.
Quite simply the definition states that Mary was never bound by any guilt of original sin. It also states that Mary was truly redeemed by the future merits of Jesus Christ, her divine Son, since Mary is not outside the universal need for redemption.
The truths of this dogma are expressed in the Opening Prayer and the Preface for the Mass celebrated on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The Opening Prayer states –
O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin,
prepared a worthy dwelling for your Son, grant we pray,
that as you preserved her from every stain
by virtue of the Death of your Son, which you foresaw,
so, through her intercession,
we, too may be cleansed and admitted to your presence. Through our Lord etc.
The Preface for the Mass, addressed to God the Father, states –
For you preserved the most Blessed Virgin Mary from all stain of original sin,
so that in her, endowed with the rich fullness of your grace, you might prepare
a worthy Mother for your Son and signify the beginning of the Church,
the beautiful Bride without spot or wrinkle.
She, the most pure virgin, was to bring forth a Son,
the innocent Lamb who would wipe away our offenses;
you placed her above all others to be for your people
an advocate of grace and a model of holiness. And so, in company etc.
The most fundamental thing to say about the Immaculate Conception is the assertion that Mary was redeemed: in this world where sin reigns, she was conceived sinless, that is, she was redeemed by the merits of her Son. Jesus died for all on Calvary.
Devotedly in Our Lady of Angels,
Rev. William J. O’Brien, C.M.
Christmas Novenas of Masses
Give a spiritual gift and enroll yourself and/or loved ones in the Three Novenas of Masses offered during the Christmas Season by the Vincentian Fathers for Our Lady of Angels Association. You and those you enroll will be included in the 3 Christmas Novenas of Masses celebrated during the Christmas Season. (Christmas Day, Feast of Mary – Mother of God and Feast of Epiphany).
The offering you make will be used to assist our Vincentian priests and brothers who are working with the poor.
We have available Christmas cards for a $3.00 offering each. Enroll and order cards.
Festival of Trees
Our Lady of Angels Association will be participating in the annual Festival of Trees at the New York Power Authority. Trees along the Niagara Power Vista’s glass walkway are decorated by area non-profit organizations. The trees will be on display December 1st to January 1st.
With a donation to help our Vincentian soup kitchens during the Christmas season, we will add your name to an ornament (or “In honor of …” or “In memory of …”).