Dear parishioners and friends of our 3 Churches:
Today is the Feast of the Assumption, the main feast of Our Lady in the Church’s year. How much she must be concerned for her children on earth in this time of pandemic. From her place assumed into heaven she still loves us with a mother’s love. Let us ask her to wrap her cloak of protection around us, as she so often does in paintings and sculptures of her as Mother of Mercy. Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most glorious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.