Today we celebrate the feast of the Assumption of Mary into heaven. For centuries the church held this belief of Mary’s Assumption, but it wasn’t until 1950 that Pope Pius XII declared this to be an official teaching of the Catholic Church. That declaration came after years of study on Mary under the guiding force of the Holy Spirit.
Of course the Holy Spirit was the guiding force in Mary’s life as well. This feast is proof that God literally lifts up the lowly. Mary’s humility should be a lesson for us today as well. Our true fulfillment comes from everyday humbly becoming more in tune with God. As St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta said; “You cannot be filled with God, if you are already full of yourself.”
Today let us pray a rosary and ask Mary to help us live more like her and experience the true joy that can be found in humility. Mary’s yes to the Holy Spirit was a constant theme in her life, and it can be for you as well !
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.