The Profound Significance of Mary’s Assumption into Heaven

Yes, Tuesday, Aug. 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven (and the patronal feast of the Diocese of Trenton), is a holy day of obligation. Catholics are obliged to attend Mass either on the vigil (the evening before) or on the day itself.

Mary’s Assumption Models Our Own Eternal Destiny

Although this may sound contrived, every word of this is true. While attending the Memorial Day ordination weekend in May 2018 of a former classmate, Father Ed Shikina, in the diocese of Columbus, Ohio, a number of us priests, seminarians, and others had decided to go for a Rosary walk by a stream in one of Columbus’ public parks.