Monday, August 14, 2006
Assumption of Mary - Holy Day of Obligation

Tomorrow is the 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...

4 comment(s):

del_button August 14, 2006 at 6:50 PM
Tim said...

Thanks for the reminder! I forgot.

del_button August 15, 2006 at 12:05 AM
Anonymous said...

Same here, thank you!

del_button August 15, 2006 at 9:56 PM
JP said...

I was in a bind today that I really had no control over, yet, I feel guilty for not going.

First (since I am a recent revert) I was unaware that today was the celebration was the Assumption of Mary. My parish had Mass at 8:00am 9:15am and 7:00 pm. I found out about this Holdy Day around 10:00am, I had to go to work at 6:00pm. So I had no opportunity. Should I feel this guilty.

del_button August 15, 2006 at 10:08 PM
Matthew said...


You had no way to attend Mass. Don't feel guilty. It was not your fault, so (in my humble opinion) you did not commit a sin in this instance.

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