Photos by Jane WinsteadSunday, 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.