Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Assumption

On the feast of the Assumption
We recognize that the Blessed Virgin Mary is in heaven
We celebrate the fact that Mary was assumed body and soul to heaven
It is a doctrine in the church that was defined by Pope Pius XII in 1950

Pope Benedict in his message, said: “today is a day of joy, for God has won, Love has won and that God is powerful, powerful even death.”
He makes the impossible happen
A reminder for you and me that in life there are things that we think they really are impossible but God is powerful and can make them happen.
For all our prayers today, Believe that God can make them happen.

We are reminded also today that we have now a Mother in heaven
A Mother who is our model and help
That one day we too can be with her

Finally the Assumption reminds us that the Blessed Mary brings hope and joy
Elizabeth experienced it when she was visited by Mary
Times are tough for many nowadays
Many are burdened and overwhelmed with many things happening around us.
struggling financially
personal crosses, problems in life and in the family
It’s a hard life
But the message of the assumption is Hope and Joy with the help of the Blessed Virgin
That there will be better times for us
Four you and me
For your family
for our parish
For the country and for the world
There will be better times

We honor today the blessed virgin
We ask for her intercession in all our prayers and we ask for the grace to grow in our love and devotion for our Mother Mary. Amen

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