September 8, 2021 Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary


The birth of our salvation

In 431, bishops at the Council of Ephesus decreed Mary as Theotokos, a Greek word that means “God-bearer”—or, more commonly, “Mother of God.” Her birthday was celebrated at the beginning of the year—in Constantinople, the calendar began on September 1—because Mary’s birth is also the beginning of our salvation, through her son. “Be of good cheer,” wrote Saint Andrew of Crete, “this is the Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin and of the renewal of the human race!” Honor Mary today by praying the Magnificat, also known as the “Ode of the Theotokos.”

Today’s readings:

Micah 5:1-4a or Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 1:1-16, 18-23 (636).

“From you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old.”

Prepare the Word


Fr. Rick Pilger, I.C.


Blessed Sacrament Church

11565 66th Ave. N.

Seminole, FL 33772




More Posts

Feast of the Blessed Trinity May 26, 2024

Fr. Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for the Feast of the Blessed Trinity May 26, 2024, Matthew 26:16-20 The Blessed Trinity – A Real Encounter I

St. Joseph Prayer Service

On May 26, 2024 after the 11:30am Mass, there will be a prayer service in devotion to St. Joseph. It will be lead by the

Friday, 7th Week of the Year May 24, 2024

Father Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Friday, 7th Week of the Year May 24, 2024, Mark 10:1-12. Nothing Can Divide Us Married In Christian Faith

Send Us A Message