Celebrating the solemnity of the Assumption of our heavenly mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the unique reward, God could ever award to a human being before the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On 15 August the Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Assumption of Our Lady when according to our faith, the Holy Mother, “having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory
Although defined as an article of faith by Pope Pius XII just over half a century ago, the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven has been accepted from back to the earliest of Christian times.
At this point, however we may come to our own special event, when the Blessed Virgin, from Her Icon at Ta Pinu Chapel in Gozo, Malta, that represents Her Assumption, revealed to Carmela Grima, that Her Body was in the tomb for “Three Days”
A revelation, that as far as we know, occurred in no other place in the World. This event must make us proud of such a preference, proud not to offend those who were not so blessed by such a visit by our Lady; instead, it implies firstly that we return Her Love by, first of all, living an exemplary life, the way She expects from us as Her special Children.
Secondly that we cooperate with her representatives and our leaders, in their striving efforts to increase our personal spirituality and that of our neighbour, even if the latter doesn’t look that much interested in the matter.
Celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary and The 13th of the Month Celebration as part of the Centennial of the Apparition of Our Lady at Fatima.
DATE: Sunday 13th August 2017
TIME: 2.00 p.m.
ROSARY Procession around the church
HOLY MASS led by His Lordship Bishop Terry Curtin and other members of the clergy
The Chaplains of the Community Ethnic groups represented at the Shrine are kindly invited to concelebrate
* Confession available at the Shrine prior to Holy Mass
This feast will conclude with the
“Presentation of the Children to Our Lady” Ceremony
Parents who wish to present their children and receive a commemorative certificate from the Bishop are invited to register with the office.
*** This celebration is one of the Major Celebrations where all the various Ethnic community groups at the Ta Pinu Shrine- All Nations Marian Centre come together to honour Our Blessed Virgin Mother Mary, regardless of the title they prefer to venerate her under. This multicultural and international aspect of these festivities are clearly noted as the migrants carry their respective native flags and banners as well as prayers being said in their mother-language.***
Light refreshment will be served in the community hall after mass.
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