Dear Parishioners,
Next Saturday is the beautiful feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother. It is a holy day, but not one of obligation. When specific holydays fall on a Saturday or Monday, there is no obligation to attend Mass. But it is still a holyday that has profound spiritual implications to our spiritual journey. The Catholic Church teaches as dogma that the Virgin Mary “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.” This doctrine was dogmatically defined by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950.
Mary enjoys what we long for when our earthly pilgrimage ends as well. Mary’s body and soul were re-united as a glorified body. This reality that Mary enjoys, is the hope that we have been promised. When our life on earth is over and on the day of the Lord’s coming, our body and soul will re-unite to be like His own in glory.
Mary continues to play an important part in our spiritual journey. Please continue to pray to Our Lady. I promise she will never let us down.
Our Lady of Angels, pray for us!
Thanks for your support!
Fr. Abels