Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This week on August 15th we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. It is a Holy Day of Obligation.
In my travels last week, I visited the Cathedral of the Assumption Of Mary in San Francisco. Next to the magnificent bronze sculpture of the Assumption in that Cathedral, I read a plaque which beautifully describes why we celebrate the Assumption of Mary. It reads:
“Since Mary has shard so intimately in the mission of he son it is fitting that she should be the first to experience the fullness of his victory over death. Here [in the Assumption of Mary], we see the reward of disciple- ship, as angels carry her bodily into the glory of heaven.
We believe that by taking up our cross and following Jesus, we too will receive from him the crown of eternal life. Mary’s Assumption offers a sign of hope to the pilgrim Church on earth as we await Christ’s return in glory.”
God bless you all, Father Robert Letona
Mass Schedule for the Assumption:
August 14th 6:00 pm at St. Paul’s Church Vigil
August 15th 8:30 am at St. Paul’s Church
August 15th 6:00 pm at St. Paul’s Church