Part of the ongoing series of from time to time, my posting articles about my faith as a Roman Catholic. Allowing a different look out my window.
Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. These feast day commemorates the Mother of Jesus “falling asleep in this world” and being assumed into Heaven to be with her Son for eternity.
You can read about it here.
The Collect (opening prayer) for today’s Mass:
You gave a humble Virgin
the privilege of being mother of your Son,
and crowned her with the glory of heaven.
May the prayers of the Virgin Mary
bring us to the salvation of Christ
and raise us up to eternal life.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.
For those of us that claim the name “Catholic”, The Feast of The Assumption is a “Holy Day of Obligation”, meaning we are obligated to attend Mass on this day. Our last pastor, Fr. Jim LeBlanc, along with many others, including Aquinas High School “Dean of the Theology Department”, Dick Kremin, use the term, “Holy Day of Opportunity” to remind us how important it is for us to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in celebrations of the Church.
Lastly, here is a super homily that will be used today by a Deacon that was posted last night on his blog. Deacon Greg’s Homily
“Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God so that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ”