Our Parish Patron Saints Feast Days in August.

Feast of Our Lady of the Assumption:

Feast Day of Our Holy Mother:

The Assumption of Our Lady August 15. The Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Assumption of Our Lady when according to our faith, the  Holy Mother, having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”.

 

Please join us to celebrate The Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Holy Mother special feast on August 15, (Thursday), at 7:00 pm Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church.

 

 

 

  • Readings: Revelation 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab; Psalm 45:10, 11, 12, 16; 1 Corinthians 15:20-27; Luke  1:39-56
  • Prayers: The Hail Mary
  • Other Names for the Feast: The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; the Assumption of Mary Into Heaven; the Dormition of the Theotokos; the Falling Asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin’s passing into eternal life, it is one of the most important of all Marian feasts.
More on the Feast of The Assumption of Our Lady  may be found HERE: in our Catechetical Corner.

Feast of St. Bernard

Feast of Our Patron:

The Feast Day of Saint Bernard is August 20.  St. Bernard, a Doctor of the Church thanks to his writings and sermons which greatly influenced Europe during the 12th century.

Please join us to celebrate the St. Bernard’s Feast day on August 20, (Tuesday), at 7:00 pm at St. Bernard’s Church.  All are invited to attend.

St. Bernard is also well-known for his  Marian devotion, especially in using and promoting the “Memorare” prayer.

More on the Feast of St.Bernard   may be found HERE: in our Catechetical Corner.

 

Prayer by St. Bernard of Clairvaux

The Marian Devotion:

  1. Our Mediatrix and Advocate
    O blessed Lady, you found grace, brought forth the Life,
    and became the Mother of Salvation.
    May you obtain the grace for us to go to the Son.
  2. By your mediation,
    may we be received by the One
    who through you, gave himself to us.
    May your integrity compensate with him for the fault of our corruption;
    and may your humility, which is pleasing to God,
    implore pardon for our vanity.
  3. May your great charity cover the multitude of our sins;
    and may your glorious fecundity confer on us a
    fecundity of merits.
    Dear Lady, our Mediatrix and Advocate, reconcile us to your Son,
    recommend us to him,and present us to your Son.
  4. By the grace your found,
    by the privilege you merited,
    by the mercy you brought forth, obtain for us the following favor,
    O blessed Lady.
  5. May the One who – thanks to you – came down to share our infirmity and wretchedness
    make us share –again thanks to you –
    his glory and beatitude:
    Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord,
    who reigns in heaven and is blessed forever!
    Amen.

 

 

WRITTEN BY: Harold Clitheroe