Assumption of the Blessed Virgin – Holyday of Obligation
What is the Assumption?
The Catholic Church teaches as dogma (an article of faith that must be held by all the faithful) that the Virgin Mary “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”. This is a long held belief of the Church spanning back to the early times. It was solemnly defined by Pope Pius XII on 1st November 1950 (read the declaration below).
What is a Holyday of Obligation?
Holydays are key days within the calendar of the Church that celebrate a defining point of our faith as Catholics. As such, we are obliged to attend Mass and refrain, as far as possible, from servile work in keeping with the Third Commandment. All Sundays, the Day of the Lord, are Holydays of Obligation as are Easter and Christmas. In addition the Church defines other Holydays that celebrate the core beliefs of our faith as Catholics. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is one such celebration.
What are the Mass times in All Saints to cover the obligation to attend the celebration of Mass for the Assumption?
In 2018 the scheduled Masses for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin are as follows:
Vigil Mass – Wednesday 14th August
6:00pm – St. Gabriel, Ringland
6:30pm – St. Basil & Gwladys, Rogerstone
7:00pm – St. David Lewis, Bettws
7:00pm – Ss. Julius, Aaron & David, Caerleon
Mass of the Day – Thursday 15th August
7:30am – St. Mary, Stow Hill
9:30am – St. David, Maesglas
10:00am – St. Gabriel, Ringland
12:00 Noon – St. Mary, Stow Hill
1:45pm – St. Michael, Pillgwenlly
7:00pm – St. Anne, Malpas