The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary This feast is a very old solemnity in the church. It has been celebrated throughout the church from the sixth century on. Originally celebrated in the East, the ancient title is the Dormition of Mary, or the Falling Asleep of Mary. The earliest writing we find of this feast is from the fourth century and it is written in the voice of St. John, whom Jesus entrusted Mary to the care of as he hung upon the cross. The teaching is that Mary was assumed into heaven after her "falling asleep in the Lord" before her body suffered any decay. This doctrine of the church--even though the church has been celebrating this belief for centuries--was not declared a dogma until November 1, 1950 by Pope Pius XII. While the Eastern Orthodox call this event the "dormition," the Roman Catholic Church calls it the Assumption. The holy day has always been celebrated in the church on August 15.
Mass Times for the Assumption:
Thursday- August 14, 2014-Vigil Mass at 6:00pm in English
Friday- August 15, 2014- 7:15am-Polsih ~11:30am-Polsih & 7:00pm-Polish
RELIGION CLASSES (CCD)
REGISTRATION FOR 2014-2015 IS NOW DUE
Please make sure your children are registered for the 2014-2015 school year. Last day for registrations will be on August 11, 2014. There will be a late fee added to any registration received after August 18, 2014. Spaces are filling up registration will NOT be accepted the first day of classes. For any questions please contact Eva Fadgyas Director of Religious Education at 860-229-2011 at the Parish Office Monday thru Friday from 10-4pm.