Wednesday, Aug. 15 is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. The Church holds that, at the end of her earthly life, Our Lady’s body was assumed into Heaven before it could begin to decay. Universal celebration of the Feast can be traced back to about the 6th century. It is considered the most important of all Marian feasts because it commemorates Mary’s entrance into eternal life.
Catholics are obliged to attend Mass on this day or on the vigil of this Feast. We will celebrate Mass in the St. Catherine of Siena Chapel on Tuesday, Aug. 14th at 7PM and Wednesday, Aug. 15th at 8AM. The Chapel entrance is located on the corner of Warren and Soley Street, under St. Mary's Church.
We hope you can join us for this special feast honoring Mary, the Mother of God.