Assumption of Mary
Dear Sunday Mass Parishioner and Friend,
As we make our way through these sometimes beautiful, sometimes rainy days of spring, I take pause to think about the often hot and humid days of August and our opportunity as a faith community to honor our Blessed Mother, through the Feast of her Assumption. In a few weeks on the Monday after Pentecost, June 10th, we honor Mary, as Mother of the Church. Mary is a Mother, 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 for us.
Even though I am writing this in May, I am thinking ahead to August, when we, as The 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 Mary as we pray - Holy Mother, Mother of God and our Mother, you who intie with a motherly heart the knots of our life, receive in your hands our prayers, needs and intentions, because we know that never was it known that anyone who ed to her protection, implored her help or sought her intercession was left unaided! (Adapted from a prayer by Pope Francis to Mary Undoer of Knots)
I invited you to join us in our 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 be 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.
I hope and pray you will get a chance to relax and enjoy the long days of summer. Please be assured of our prayers throughout the spring, the summer and always.
Peace in Christ’s Passion,
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
The Pastor of The Sunday Mass
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