Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


"Mary is taken up to heaven; a chorus of angels exults. Alleluia!"

As the New Ark, Mary fulfills to a greater extent than the signs of old that God is with us. We carry her into battle trusting the power of her prayers for us, we celebrate her rightful dwelling in the heavenly temple, and we find in our faith in her assumption a reminder of God’s loving invitation to us that we follow the life of grace so that we may take up our place in the vision seen by St. John, the heavens opened for us by the Savior who came to us through the New Ark, Mary assumed body and soul into heaven.

Reading 1 RV 11:19A; 12:1-6A, 10AB
Responsorial Psalm PS 45:10, 11, 12, 16
Reading 2 1 COR 15:20-27
Gospel LK 1:39-56