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Photo: Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec 8 2011, St. Stephen Church



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is Friday, August 15, 2014. Immaculate Conception, Cleveland, will have low Mass at 7am.  St. Stephen and Immaculate Conception will offer Solemn High Mass at 6:30pm.

Nota bene:  this is an holy day of obligation. Catholics are obliged to attend Mass, under the pain of mortal sin. 


Also, the Vigil of the Assumption will be celebrated on Thursday, August 14th, at St. Stephen's regularly scheduled Thursday evening low Mass, 6:30pm. It was announced on Sunday that, under Canon Law, attending the Vigil of the Assumption mass will satisfy the obligation.

Can.  1248 §1. A person who assists at a Mass celebrated anywhere in a Catholic rite either on the feast day itself or in the evening of the preceding day satisfies the obligation of participating in the Mass.

Of course, both Masses are beautiful celebrations in honor of Our Lady, and it would be a wonderful, pious act to assist at Holy Mass on both days. Catholic tradition would also inspire us to not simply seek the bare minimum requirements.



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