Monday, August 16, 2010

Feast of the Assumption

Photos by Jane Winstead
Sunday, August 15, was the Feast of the Assumption. Father Tim celebrated the 9:30 a.m. Mass (above) and Father Dominic celebrated the 11:30 (below).

The feast marking the Blessed Virgin Mary's assumption, body and soul, into heaven has been celebrated in the Catholic Church since Pope Pius XII declared it a major holy day in 1950.

At the Last Supper, Jesus told his disciples, “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also.” The Assumption of Mary is the pledge of fulfillment of Christ’s promise.

Father Dominic's family came to visit him this weekend and attended the 11:30 Mass.

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