Solemnity of the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary
published on 20/11/2011 in 2011

The jeudi 8 décembre 2011

Jeudi 8 décembre 2011

On 8 December we celebrate the solemnity of the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary. This solemnity is also the feast of the cathedral chapter of Notre-Dame de Paris and the Seminary of Paris.

Le 8 décembre est aussi marqué par l’installation des nouveaux chanoines nommés par l’Archevêque pour le Chapitre cathédral. Au cours d’une réunion du Chapitre, les nouveaux Chanoines sont présentés et reçoivent la croix et l’étole de l’habit de chœur des chanoines de Notre-Dame de Paris.







Les habituelles messes de 8h00 et 9h00 n’auront pas lieu ce jour.

8:30 : messe avec le Collège Saint-Jean de Passy, à l’occasion du centenaire de son rattachement avec le diocèse de Paris
Presided by Cardinal André Twenty-three, Archbishop of Paris.

10h30 : messe avec le Collège Sainte-Croix de Neuilly

12:00 : solemn mass of the Immaculate Conception
chaired by Canon Patrice SICARD, Chapelain


17h45 : vêpres de la Solennité de l’Immaculée Conception présidées par Monseigneur Patrick CHAUVET, doyen du Chapitre.
Office retransmis en direct sur KTO, Télévision Catholique.

18h30 : solemn mass of the Immaculate Conception
présidée par le cardinal André VINGT-TROIS, archevêque de Paris,
en présence du Chapitre cathédral, des séminaristes du diocèse de Paris et de leurs professeurs.
Au cours de cette messe, les nouveaux maîtrisiens du chœur d’enfants de la cathédrale font leur prise d’aube. Cette messe sera également à l’intention des donateurs du Radio-Don organisé les 8, 9 et 10 décembre par Radio Notre-Dame à la cathédrale.

20:00 : veillée de prière. Alors qu’un spectacle s’apprête à insulter la personne du Christ en croix, le cardinal André VINGT-TROIS, archevêque de Paris, invite ceux qui le veulent à cette veillée de prière au cours de laquelle seront proposées une méditation de la Passion du Christ et la vénération de la Sainte Couronne d’épines.




The dogma of Mary's immaculate conception

"For most people, the Immaculate Conception would mean that Mary
became a mother, conceived Jesus, by the action of the Holy Spirit, without a relationship
Domestic. As if the conjugal relationship was, by itself, a sin. This is
not at all what the Christian faith says. If marriage were a sin, it could not
be a sacrament. [...]
What did Pie IX mean? What does the Catholic Church celebrate on December 8th? this:
Mary, from the outset, was totally alien to sin. Therefore, in
all appearances, she always shows herself wonderfully beautiful,
radiant with light and goodness "[[Monseigneur Jacques Perrier, Bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes.]]


Why a dogma?

A dogma is a truth of faith solemnly proclaimed by the Pope for
be welcomed by the Church. Thus, on December 8, 1854, in the Bulle Ineffabilis Deus,
Pope Pius IX writes: We declare, pronounce and define that the doctrine
which holds that the Blessed Virgin Mary was, at the first moment of her
conception, by a singular grace and favor of the Almighty God, in view of the
the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of mankind, preserved intact from all
of the original sin, is a revealed doctrine of God, and thus must be
be firmly and constantly believed by all the faithful
In other words, in order to welcome the son of God, Mary could not have
his heart no sign of hesitation or refusal. God needed that the gift of
his love meets a perfectly pure faith, a soul without sin. Only the
Grace (the free gift of God) could thus prepare it, and it is filled with
(Gospel according to St. Luke, Chapter 1). As an anticipated fruit of forgiveness offered
by Jesus on the cross, Mary (who was conceived normally, by the Union of her
father and his mother) is immaculate, pure of all sin, and preserved from this
separation from God who marks man from the beginning of his existence, the






Christmas time at Notre-Dame de Paris

The crib, from the first Sunday of Advent (Saturday, November 28, 2011) to the feast of the presentation of Jesus at the temple (Thursday, February 2, 2012).
The Nocturnes of the crib, every Saturday and Sunday until 20:45.
The tree on the forecourt, from the first Sunday of Advent (Saturday, November 28, 2011) to the feast of the presentation of Jesus at the temple (Thursday, February 2, 2011).
The Advent Lyrics , on Sunday 27 November, 4, 11 and 18 December 2011 at 17h20.
The Christmas Concert, Tuesday 20 December 2011 at 20:30.
Christmas OfficesOn December 24th and 25th.
The CD At the coming of Christmas , bringing together the musical formations of the cathedral.
The Gregorian chant concert Puer natus is , Thursday 29 December 2011 at 20:30.
The solemnity of Saint Mary, mother of God, 45th world day of peace, on Sunday, January 1, 2012.
The solemnity of the Lord's Epiphany, on Sunday, January 8, 2012.

but also:
The recital at the great organ by Henri-Franck BEAUPÉRIN, Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 8:30 pm.
The concert «Ave Maria» Marian Polyphonies of the Renaissance and today , Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 8.30 pm.
The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, on Thursday, 8 December 2011, and prayer vigil around the Holy Crown of thorns at 20:00.
The mass of Saint Éloi, on Sunday 11 December 2011 at 10:00 am.
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Monday, December 12, 2011 at 6:15 pm.
The recital at the great organ by Pascal REBER, Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 8:30 pm.

Light a candle at Notre-Dame