Next Saturday is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Because it falls on a Saturday this year, the day is not a Holy Day of Obligation. And because of the CoronaApocolypse, no Masses are obligatory right now. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t love Our Lady and shouldn’t want to celebrate this feast in some way!
I often take these opportunities to write about what the obligation means, but I’ll skip that lecture this week. The practical result is that fewer people are coming to Mass, especially on this sort of “Holy Day of Opportunity.” However, that will not stop me from offering extra Masses. By our actions (offering more Masses) St. Mary’s will show that yes, this Feast Day matters. It is not the obligation that makes days holy, it is the mystery we celebrate.
Saturday morning there will be Masses offered at 7 am & 9 am (both English), and 10:30 am in Latin (Novus Ordo).
Have a Blessed Feast of the Assumption! May our desire for heaven ever increase as we see Our Lady taken body and soul to paradise.
Pax et bonum,
Fr. John Mosimann