Mary Mother of God and World Day of Peace
The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God is celebrated on January 1st ending the Octave of Christmas. In addition to recognizing Mary's role as the Mother of God, it is also the day that Jesus, as a Jewish boy would have been named. The celebration was moved to January 1st in the 1960s to align the celebration with the ancient practices of the early church in Rome.
The 1st World Day of Peace was in 1968, called for by Pope Paul VI, and has been commemorated every year since.
Read Pope Francis's message for this year's
World Day of Peace
Below is the opening of Pope Paul VI's 1968 Message.
We address Ourself to all men of good will to exhort them to celebrate "The Day of Peace", throughout the world, on the first day of the year, January 1, 1968. It is Our desire that then, every year, this commemoration be repeated as a hope and as a promise, at the beginning of the calendar which measures and outlines the path of human life in time, that Peace with its just and beneficent equilibrium may dominate the development of events to come.
Pope Paul VI
Start of Semester Mass Schedule
Sunday Mass in Sage Chapel
10:30 AM Mass starts January 13th
9:30 PM Mass starts January 20th
Daily Mass in Anabel Taylor Hall
Tuesday 12:20 PM Mass starts January 22nd
Wednesday 5:15 PM Mass starts January 23rd
We at Cornell Catholic would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and hope you enjoy the rest of break!
on Wednesday, January 2 at 4:58PM