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Aug 15, 2021 - Mary's praise!

PRAYER:  Let’s focus on Mary, this Feast of the Assumption.  Let’s praise her humble, powerful role in salvation…. Let’s let sink in the wonderful vision from Revelation that is our first reading at the Mass during the day where we believe Mary is prefigured:  “A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.”  She gives birth to a “male child, destined to rule all the nations…”

We are privileged to be worshiping God in this Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  As it says in Latin above the front church entrance:  “You are entering Heaven’s Gate”

PARISH MAINTENANCE:  We are also in the process of trying to get the measurements and pictures of the marble back altar from the Holy Name Convent Chapel that is in storage in crates in the detached garage here at Assumption.  It was hoped it could be installed in a renovated chapel in Holy Name Church.  That looks like it won’t happen now… so let’s see if there is a church in the Springfield Diocese that could use it.  (Thanks to Mary Mother of Hope for the $1000 donation they made to us for the front altar from Holy Name Church that they took.)

PARISH ONGOING MISSION/EVANGELIZATION/GROWTH:   Let’s stay close to the Lord… close to the Holy Spirit.  This week somehow the Lord has impressed on me to meditate on:…. “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful…. Enkindle in them the fire of your love….”…. Let’s let our hearts be filled with the fire of the Holy Spirit’s love!!!

Peace be with you and your family!

Deacon David Southworth, Parish Administrator