Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and it is a Holy Day of Obligation - all Catholics are required to attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Collect of the Vigil of the Assumption (1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal):
O God, You willed to choose the womb of Blessed Mary as Your dwelling place. Grant that we may joyfully celebrate her feast under the shield of her protection; who lives and rules with God the Father...
Monday, August 14, 2006
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