To The Pro-Life Shrine Of The Immaculate Conception
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the One Eternal Divine Liturgy and Worship, the Sacrifice of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary.
The Holy Sacrifice of Our Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary is rendered present at every Holy Mass. The Sacrifice and Sacrament are integrated together in the same Mystery. Upon this Mystery the salvation of mankind depends! The Apostles and their successors through apostolic succession, in union with Christ, take the part of priest and victim and offers the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as a Propitiatory, Latria, Eucharistic and Impetratory Sacrifice for the remission of sins.
The Mission of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is to bring all mankind to the Throne of God's Infinite Mercy by authentic repentance and conversion! Our Lord Jesus Christ says: "Bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners, and immerse them is the ocean of My mercy". Justice and Mercy were purchased by the Blood of Christ; offered up each day at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the salvation of souls!
We purchased this former Church (Church of the Immaculate Conception 1908) on January 6, 2015, The Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in St. Joseph Missouri has become a National Pro-Life Memorial, dedicated to offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the end of the abortion holocaust and in atonement for each baby murdered and for the conversion of their parents.
In 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed in his Bull Ineffabilis that:
"...We declare, pronounce and define that the doctrine which asserts that the Blessed Virgin Mary, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God, and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, was preserved free from every stain of original sin is a doctrine revealed by God and, for this reason, must be firmly and constantly believed by all the faithful."
"For Christian morality and behavior to be reestablished, the Truths of the Holy Roman Catholic Church need to be implanted in the minds of all people. Christianity consists in knowing and recognizing what we have lost in Adam and what we have received from Our Lord Jesus Christ. The doctrine of original sin and its consequences, on one hand and the grace received through the sacramental life of the Church to counteract these vices and seven deadly sins inherited from our ancestors, on the other. Christian society has been invaded by a base naturalism that does not allow man to elevate his thoughts above his feelings, replacing Christian virtue with secular Utilitarianism." The Sacredness of the Sacrament of Marriage will be honored and fostered through devotion to the Holy Family. The world can only be renewed by restoring authentic Christian Family Life modeled after the love that existed in the Holy Family of Nazareth. It is Catholic teaching that “sexuality is ordered to the conjugal love of man and woman in marriage; the physical intimacy of the spouses becomes a sign and pledge of a spiritual communion".
The Catholic faithful will learn more than historic Romanesque architecture and the History of the Immaculate Conception Church when they enter the Shrine. They will learn the Catholic Faith: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Millennium old Latin Tridentine Rite, Novus Ordo Missae ad Orientem and Novus Ordo Missae ad Domium, Canon 1, Gregorian Chant, The Divine Office (Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, and Compline) and the Mystical Life of the Immaculate Virgin Mary portrayed so beautifully in the stain glass windows at the Shrine. Free encyclicals Humanae Vitae, Evangelium Vitae, and Quo Primum will be offered to all those enter the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Many souls will come to admire Our Lord Jesus Christ's attributes so wonderfully depicted in the Sanctuary and High Altar; Our Lord's nobility, grandeur, honor and beauty so wonderfully portrayed in the priceless artwork and stain glass windows in the Shrine. It was the faith of these holy Christians which motivated and inspired them to produce such artistic beauty of God's Glory. Yet, Our Lord Jesus Christ is infinitely greater than all His works and all that humans can create to honor Him. We shall come solely to Worship and Honor Him who is the source of all Life and Beauty and we thank Him for this marvelous Shrine in which the Priest will offer The Sacred Mysteries!