What is the Assumption?
"The Assumption (August 15th) refers to the Blessed Virgin Mary being assumed (by the power of God) — body and soul — into heaven at the end of her earthly life...As evidenced by the writings of many early Church fathers, Christians have believed for more than a millennium that the Blessed Virgin was assumed into heaven...Like all beliefs about Mary, they illuminate our most treasured beliefs about her Son. The Assumption illustrates to us the truth about Christ’s promise of eternal life and the resurrection of the faithful."
*Explanation of the Assumption quoted from Busted Halo
The Feast of the Assumption is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics; thus we will offer two Mass times for your convenience. A vigil Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 14th at 5:30 p.m., and a morning Mass on the feast day itself will be held on Thursday, August 15th at 9 a.m.