Lent is the season prior to Easter. It is a penitential time of prayer and fasting.
In the Christian tradition the forty days is understood to refer to a time of intense prayer and preparation; we remember the biblical stories of Noah and the flood of 40 days, the forty years the Israelites spent wandering in the wilderness and Christ’s forty day fast in the desert in preparation for his earthly ministry.
By Pope Francis
The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee
In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I asked that “the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy” For all of us, Continue reading
Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan
to be baptized by him…After Jesus was baptized,
he came up from the water and behold,
the heavens were opened for him,
and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove
and coming upon him.
And a voice came from the heavens, saying,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”
From the Gospel of Mt 3 Continue reading
The Church of the Virgin Mary´s Immaculate Conception
24. December 2015 (Thursday), Christmas Eve
20:00 Children´s program
21.00 Holy mass in Russian
24:00 Midnight Mass In English
25. December 2015 (Friday), Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
11:00 Holly Mass in English
13:00 Holly Mass in Russian
19:00 Holly Mass in Russian and English
1. January 2016 (Friday), Solemnity, Mary, Mother of God
11:00 Holly Mass in English
13:00 Holly Mass in Russian
18:00 Holly Mass in Russian and English
We cordially invite all believers.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, who did make known to St. Margaret Mary Your ardent desire to reign over Christian families, behold us assembled here today to proclaim Your absolute dominion over our home. Henceforth we purpose to lead a life like Yours so that among us may flourish the virtues for which You did promise peace on earth, and for this end we will banish from our midst the spirit of the world which You abhor so much. You will reign over our understanding by the simplicity of our faith. You will reign over our hearts by an ardent love for You; and may the flame of this love be ever kept burning in our hearts by the frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist. Continue reading
(The Virgin Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church 2015)
Holy Wednesday: Holy Chrism Mass at 7 pm
The Chrism Mass is celebrated by Bishop, who blesses the oils for the sick (used in Anointing of the Sick), for catechumens (used in Baptism) and chrism (used in Baptism, but especially in Confirmation and Holy Orders, as well as in rites such as the blessing of an altar and a church).
Holy Thursday: Holy Mass at 7 pm
The Holy Mass commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus with his Twelve Apostles, the institution of the Eucharist, the institution of the Priesthood, and the commandment of brotherly love that Jesus gave after washing the feet of his disciples.
Good Friday: The Holy Liturgy at 7 pm
The liturgy consists of three parts: the Liturgy of the Word, the Veneration of the Cross, and the Holy Communion. On Good Friday there is no Mass celebrated and hence, the Hosts consecrated at the Mass on the Maundy Thursday are distributed to the people.
Easter Vigil: Holy Mass at 8.30 pm
The Easter Vigil, the longest and most solemn of the Catholic Church’s liturgical services, consists of four parts:
1. The Liturgy of Light
2. The Liturgy of the Word
3. The Liturgy of Baptism: The sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation for new members of the Church and the Renewal of Baptismal Promises by the entire congregation.
4. The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist
Easter Sunday: Holy Mass at 11 am
On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the day of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
· On Good Friday, a collection is made to support the people and places of the Holy Land.
During this time of Lent, we – together with the Salesians in Slovakia and Siberia – can help poor children in the Central African Republic. The collection will be used for buying food, school benches and equipment needed in a school.
If you are willing to help you can give your contribution in the jar which is located in the front of our church.
(The exorcist from Malta)
Our Holy Father often so strongly affirms the very existence of evil and the demonic expressions through his homilies. Our Blessed Mother at Medjugorje has also given her message to overcome evil and the satanic influences in this very modern time which is so much surrounded by evil impetuses!
The Church of Immaculate Conception, Baku, Xetai.
24. December 2014, Christmas Eve
21.00 In Russian and English
24.00 In English, Midnight Mass
25. December 2014, Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
11.00 In English
13.00 In Russian
19.00 In Russian and English Continue reading
A Christmas novena is usually prayed, starting nine days before Christmas. The following novena was composed by an Italian priest, Rev. Charles Vachetta, C.M., in 1721. Most of the material comes from the Old Testament prophecies and the Psalms referring to the promised Redeemer.
The novena consists of Opening Responsory Prayers, Psalm (Let the Heavens Be Glad), Scripture Reading, Magnificat with Daily Antiphon and Closing Prayer. Continue reading
A silent journey with the Blessed Virgin Mary – An Advent Retreat
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
At The Virgin Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church
09:30-11:30 Silent Eucharistic Adoration with written reflections for prayer and meditation.
11:30 Holy Mass
12:00 Light lunch with opportunity for reflective discussion Continue reading