MASSES on this Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics will be held at:
8:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 6:30 p.m. – COME JOIN US!
As summer vacation draws to a close, Catholics observe an important feast day August 15, The Feast of the Assumption, honoring Mary, mother of Jesus. This feast commemorates two events – the “falling asleep” (or “Dormitio”) of the Blessed Virgin at the end of her life, and her being taken up to heaven. “The Assumption, in which Mary’s body left the earth and entered eternity with God, gives hope to Christians of overcoming death in eternity through union with God,” says Monsignor James Moroney, Director, USCCB Department of Liturgy. “The Feast of the Assumption is an honoring and an exultation of Mary, the most blessed of women and the Mother of the Son of God.”