Holy Day of Obligation

Today is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. The Catholic church marks this day as one of the Holy Day of Obligation. The faithful are obliged to participate and attend the Holy Mass. According to teachings, this is the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary was conceived naturally but God kept her soul is immaculate, meaning she is free from original sin. The feast celebrated in Catholic Church on December 8. Some churches has activity on this day, but this celebration is started with Holy Mass.

For the first time today, I attended the mass on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. I went with my sister and niece. Although, I have heard about this Holy Days of Obligation, I seldom attend/participate. I felt guilty because faithful are obliged but I did not do my part. I am glad today that I was able to attend the mass and offered flowers to Virgin Mary. Also witness procession at the church. It feels really good to participate. My first time is really nice and will surely participate the masses on the Holy Days of Obligation. I took some photos of us at the church this morning.