|Today is a Holy Day of Obligation|
in the Roman Catholic Church, whereas
the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
'Although it is not mentioned in scripture, the Assumption of Mary has been a solidly held belief of our faith since apostolic times. It has been celebrated liturgically since the 6th century AD.
The Assumption of Mary was declared a dogma (a divinely revealed truth) of the Catholic Church by Pope Pius XII in 1950 when he proclaimed, in a document entitled Munificentissimus Deus,' “The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever-virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heaven.”
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on Mary's image.
I attended the 8:15 a.m. Mass at my parish church.
What a glorious feeling I felt
with a big part of the church
the students who attend
St. Mary Elementary School
and Blessed John Paul II Middle School.
There is no sound better to me than
the voices of children in song and praise.
May Mary bless you day!
Almighty and eternal God,
who hast taken up into the glory of Heaven,
with body and soul,
the immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of thy son:
grant us, we pray,
that we may always strive after heavenly things
and thus merit to share in her glory.