Mass on Wednesday August 15th, 2017 at 7:30AM, 11:30AM and 7:30PM.
A Holy Day of Obligation.
There is no vigil on August 14th.
The feast of the Assumption celebrates Mary’s entrance into heaven, body and soul. Mary is the first among the faithful to be fully redeemed because of her perpetually sinless state. Mary, because of her relationship to her Son, shares, through privileged anticipation, in the grace of the resurrection of the dead. Mary does not have to endure the suspension of eternal life until the resurrection of the dead.
The assumption of Mary was declared a dogma of faith to be believed by faithful Catholics, by Pope Pius XII on Nov. 1, 1950.