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Mary Mother of the Church

March 4, 2018

By a Decree dated February 11, 2018, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, ordained that henceforward, a memorial of Mary Mother of the Church will be celebrated on the Monday following Pentecost Sunday. At the time of the Second Vatican Council there was already a memorial of Mary Mother of the Church on October 11, and this became the opening day of the Council in 1962. It concluded on 8 December 1969, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The full text of the decree can be read here: https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2018/03/03/0168/00350.html#ingD