Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Location: Holy day of obligation - Diocesan offices closed

The solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated Aug. 15. This feast recognizes that Jesus' mother was "taken up body and soul into heavenly glory" when her "earthly life was finished." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 966) This feast is a holy day of obligation to attend Mass. Visit our Parish Directory to find holy day Mass times in your area. Learn more about this teaching and its importance to our lives.

Assumption Prayer of Pope Pius XII

"O immaculate virgin, mother of God and mother of men, — we believe with all the fervor of our faith in your triumphal assumption, both in body and soul, into heaven where you are acclaimed as queen of all the choirs of angels and all the legions of the saints; and we unite with them to praise and bless the Lord who has exalted you above all other pure creatures, and to offer you the tribute of our devotion and our love."