The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Feast Day: September 8
The Feast of The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the birth of Our Blessed Mother. Her immaculate conception and birth prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ into the world. This feast day is celebrated annually on September 8.
Daily Mass Readings for the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- First Reading – Micah 5:1-4A: “Therefore the Lord will give them up, until the time when she who is to give birth has borne, and the rest of his kindred shall return to the children of Israel.”
- Alternate First Reading – Romans 8:28-30: “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 13: “With delight I rejoice in the Lord.”
- Gospel – Matthew 1:1-16, 18-23: “She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
Quotes and Social Media Graphics for the The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The day of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a day of universal joy, because through the Mother of God, the entire human race was renewed, and the sorrow of the first mother, Eve, was transformed into joy.St. John Damascene on the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
This reflection will help youth think about Mary’s fiat: “Let it be done to me”. This lesson plan also includes small group discussion questions.
Why do Catholics pray to Mary and the saints? This lesson plan will help youth understand that it is like asking a friend to pray for you. And it points out that prayer is not the same as worship.
Psalm 132 was sung when the Ark of the Covenant was processed into the temple. Mary is the new Ark of the Covenant. This prayer is based on Psalm 132. This would be a good topic for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In his comments on this feast day in 2014, Pope Francis said we can learn three things from our Blessed Mother: Be joyful, help others, and never give up.