Vigil Mass on Monday, August 14th at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, August 15th Masses are at 7:00, 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM (in English) and 7:30 PM (in Polish).
The Assumption, along with the Immaculate Conception, are two Marian dogmas that have been infallibly defined by the Church. The Assumption proclaims the reality that Mary was taken up body and soul into heaven. This was God’s special gift to her in response to her total giving of self to God’s plan and will.
The Church believes that Mary was immaculately conceived, that is, conceived without original sin. This led the Church to believe that she did not suffer one of the key consequences of original sin-death and corruption.
What significance does this feast have for our lives as Christians today? Modeling ourselves on Jesus is certainly the sure path to God. Thus this feast is above all an assurance and hope of our continued life with God. This is the hope and assurance that Mary’s assumption celebrates. It is a celebration of OUR assumption as well. She is one of us, providing a model of what God has in store for all who love and give of themselves to God.