Thousands Expected To Ring In The Solemnity Of Mary Mother Of God In Times Square

December 31, 2012 by  
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Final preparations are underway in New York City this morning as hundreds of volunteers work to transform Times Square into party central in anticipation for tonight’s count down to the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.

In the annual event celebrating the Blessed Virgin Mary’s divine motherhood to Jesus Christ, thousands are again expected to pack the streets of Times Square to watch the ball drop, ushering in another feast.

“We’re all very excited for this year’s count down,” Times Square Director of Solemnity Festivities Candice O’Conner told EOTT. “It’s amazing. The electricity and Catholic fervor that you feel once the ball begins to drop. Then when it drops and everyone exchanges kisses of peace and say prayers of thanksgiving…oh, it’s sight to behold.”

New York’s own Catholic rap sensation Fr. Stan Fortuna is scheduled to take the stage at 10:45 pm followed by a chastity seminar by Matt Fradd, ending just minutes before the Waterford Crystal Button is pressed, prompting the descent of the Theotokos Ball.

  • Martha

    Funny, sad, if only.

    Love the Theotokos Ball. Good times.

  • Panda Rosa

    if this is not sure, then it should be
    also, don’t drink & drive

  • http://tomperna.org Tom Perna

    The Theotokos Ball is my favorite!

  • John Proffitt

    I generally am not fond of “Catholic-bashing” humor, but this is one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. Funny without being abusive. Congratulations to the author. Happy Feast Day everyone!

    • Michael Kocian

      John, it’s not “Catholic-bashing”. It’s really satire aimed at exposing what’s wrong with our society, by superimposing what should be. I feel like the author does, as I’ve often said that if society was healthy, we would gather in numbers like the Super Bowl to see the Blessed Sacrament, or at Times Square to look at Christ through the eyes of Mary by reciting the rosary.

      So, in this case, if society was engaged in the right pursuits, we would gather for an evening mass in Times Square anticipating the Solemnity, and perhaps anyone waiting until midnight would ring in the Octave of Christmas.

  • Katheryn

    I will never EVER forget Theotokos Ball for as long as I live. Neverever.

  • James Rattan

    Thousands times thousands equals Millions

  • Michael Bukala

    This right up there with MARY CHRIST MASS.

  • PixilDot

    Literally have tears in my eyes I am laughing so hard!