Posts Tagged ‘Holy Day of Obligation’

What Is The Deal With Mary’s Assumption?

Scott Hahn has a wonderful explanation of Mary’s Assumption below.

The final Mass for this Holy Day of Obligation (opportunity) celebration will be at 5:30 PM at St. Mary’s.

Here is a great article on the Assumption from Mark Hart:

About twelve years ago a teen named Billy asked me this question, “Why do you Catholics believe that Mary ascended into heaven, when it’s not even in the Bible?”

He said “you Catholics” because he went to a local Bible Church but had been coming to a Life Teen Summer Bible Study with some of his Catholic friends.

“Well, first . . . ” I replied, “Mary did not ascend into heaven; the Blessed Virgin Mary was assumed into heaven. Jesus ascended by His own power. Mary was taken up into heaven by God.” That little difference is a big difference, so I wanted to be sure he understood it.

Billy then replied, “Okay, fine . . . but it’s still not in the Bible. The Church made it up.”

This is where the conversation got really interesting.
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In honor of this wonderful feast day of Our Lady, I offer these beautiful songs.
Mary pray for us.

Pavarotti - Ave Maria - Shubert

Juan Diego Flores - Ave Maria - Gounod

St. John’s College Choir - Ave Maris Stella - Edvard Grieg

The Assumption of Mary: 12 things to know and share

By Jimmy Akin |
August 15 is the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary.

In the United States, it is a holy day of obligation.

What is the Assumption of Mary, how did it come to be defined, and what relevance does it have for our lives?


Mass Schedule for Thursday, August 15, 2012: Holy Day of Obligation

On Thursday, August 15, 2012, we celebrate the Solemnity of the “Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven.” It is one of the few remaining Holy Days of Obligations we still celebrate in the USA.
Tradition asserts this is Mary’s greatest festival; her “Passover” into …

Ascension Thursday

In keeping with many places in the United States, Ascension Thursday (May 9th) is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation in Texas. We will observe the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord next Sunday, May 12, 2013.

New Year Mass Schedule

New Years Eve: Monday, December 31, 2012 5:00 PM Vigil Mass for the Holy Day
New Years Day: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 is a Holy Day of Obligation
The Octave Day of Christmas: Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of God
9:30 AM and 11:30 AM

8 Things You Need to Know About the Immaculate Conception

By Jimmy Akin |
This Saturday, December 8th, is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. It celebrates an important point of Catholic teaching, and it is a holy day of obligation.

Here are 8 things you need to know about the teaching and the way…

Mass Schedule for Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

SATURDAY, December 8th is a HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION celebrating the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
By attending Mass on Mary’s Feast Day, we give honor to the Immaculate Conception of Mary in the womb of her mother …

7 Reasons to Celebrate Holy Days of Obligation

St. John Chrysostom commented in the 4th Century about holy days:”many people celebrate the holy days and know their names: but of their history, meaning and origin they know nothing.”So, having questions about the Holy Days of Obligation is nothing ne…

Express Your Faith Boldly

Sunday, Oct. 28, is the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B, Cycle II). Nov. 1 is All Saints’ Day, a holy day of obligation.


Halloween, Saints and Souls

The alluring aspects of Halloween can be creepy an…

Feast of All Souls and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Nov 2, 2012

Friday, November 2nd is “The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed” (All Souls Day) and also the First Friday of the month of November.
Although it is not a Holy Day of Obligation, we encourage you to take time out from your busy schedule to a…

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