May 21, 2018 @ 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM America/New York Timezone

In Saint Peter’s square, On Nov. 21, 1964, during the Second
Vatican Council, Blessed Pope Paul VI gave official status to the
title of “Mother of the Church” to Our Lady. He then named an
ancient image of her as such and dedicated an altar in her honor in
St. Peter’s Basilica. In 1975 a Votive Mass in honor of her under
this title was presented with no specified date for its celebration.
In 1981, St. John Paul II placed a beautiful mosaic reproduction of
her on the Apostolic Palace overlooking St.
On Feb. 11, 2018, the Vatican issued a Decree for the
establishment of an obligatory memorial Mass of Our Lady,
Mother of the Church, to be celebrated on the Monday after
Pentecost. The Decree states that the purpose is “to encourage the
growth of the maternal sense of the Church.” This document
presents three important mysteries that are foundational to that
theme: the Annunciation, Calvary and Pentecost.
The Memorial Mass of Our Lady, Mother of the Church
will be celebrated at the Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea
on Monday, May 21 , 2018 at 7:30 a.m..