Wednesday – August 15th
Holy Day of Obligation Celebrating
our Parish Feast Day!
The Feast of Mary’s Assumption is a preview of what our lives will be. At the end of her earthly life, Mary was assumed, or taken up, into heaven body and soul. She did not have to wait for the end of the world, as we do. God granted her this special privilege because of her sinless-ness and her fullness of grace.
The Church has always believed in Mary’s assumption into heaven. But on November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII focused the attention of the whole world on the Assumption of Mary as a dogma and mystery of our faith. This mystery shows us that God wants every human person, body and soul, to be in glory forever, just as Mary is now. This dogma shows how important every single human life is.
Pope Plus XII hoped that by thinking about Mary’s Assumption, people all over the world would develop a deeper respect for their own lives and their own bodies. He also hoped that people would grow in respect for the lives of others. Please plan on joining us as we celebrate our parish feast day!
We will have a Vigil Mass on Tuesday, August 14 at 5:30pm in Church. Then on Wednesday, August 15 we will have Mass at 8:00am and 7:00pm in Church! We also invite you to celebrate our feast day with fellowship and Ice Cream immediately after our 7:00pm Mass downstairs in our parish center! There will be plenty of ice cream, toppings (sugar-free options as well) and fun hosted by our fabulous Socials Committee! Also, in celebration of our parish feast day, our St. Vincent DePaul ministry will be collecting canned goods to distribute to individuals in our community who are in need. There will be baskets placed in the back of Church during Mass for you to place your canned food. We do hope that you will join us in celebrating our beautiful parish – named in Mary’s honor – as we work together to continue the work of her Son.