Assumption of Mary
Dear Parishioner and Friend of The Sunday Mass,
As we make our way through these uneven days of spring, I take pause to begin thinking about the August days of summer and our opportunity to honor our Blessed Mother, through the Feast of her Assumption. Just today, I celebrated the new memorial instituted by Pope Francis for the Monday after Pentecost, of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. Today, we honor Mary, as Mother of the Church and as Mother of us all, who guides, comforts, and embraces us with her caring presence and love. She stood at the foot of the Cross out of love for her Son and us.
Even though I am writing this in May, I am thinking ahead to the month of August, when we, as a Sunday Mass faith community, take the opportunity to honor Mary and to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption by joining together in prayer through the intercession of Mary. Remember never was it known that anyone who fled to her protection, implored her help or sought her intercession was left unaided!
So, I invite you to join us in prayer throughout August by sending us the names and special intentions you would like remembered at mass and during our daily prayers. Your intentions will be placed in the basket next to the altar during The Sunday Mass, as well as being remembered in the daily prayers of the Passionist Community.
Let me take this opportunity to once again thank you for your continued generosity and support of The Sunday Mass. Without your ongoing support, we would not be able to continue this important ministry. I would also like to thank you for your faith. Remember faith grows stronger when shared in community and our community reaches worldwide!
Please know that there are many ways for you to get involved in and support The Sunday Mass faith community. Take some time and visit our website, www.TheSundayMass.org. It is there that you can make a Prayer Intention, Light a Virtual Candle, order The Prayer Guide or one of the many books we offer. You can also make a donation which helps us to continue to bring you The Sunday Mass each week.
I hope and pray you will get a chance to enjoy the long days of summer. Please be assured of our prayers throughout the spring, summer and always.
Peace in Christ’s Passion,
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
Pastor of The Sunday Mass