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      DATE : 8/19/2016                                  PLACE : St. Paul Chong Ha Sang Church ( Des Plaines)

      SPEAKER : Fr. Foeckler, Miles Jesu             TOPIC :   Solemnity of Assumption of Mary


      +  Ave Cor Mariae   –  Hail Heart of Mary




      August 15th –  Solemnity of the Assumption of
      the Blessed Mother.

      Blessed Mother is Virgin Mary and Mother of

      On Solemnity days: 
      Gloria, Creed, Like Sunday and Holy day of Obligation

      (When it falls on a Sat or Mon, not required to attend Mass)          



      Immaculate Conception    :
      Mary was conceived without Original sin.

       (Feast day: Mar 25th):   Angel Gabriel announced to Virgin Mary that
      she will                                                                                                                                  give birth to a son and become the mother of
      Jesus, the Son of God.

      Visitation (Feast
      day: May, 31st): Mary
      visited her cousin, Elizabeth.

      “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the
      baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled 

      with the Holy Spirit” – Luke

      Birth of Jesus (Dec, 25th) 

      5.     Perpetual Virgin :  Ever, Always, before the birth, during the birth and after
      the birth

      6.    Assumption (Feast day: Aug, 15th) :

      Mary was
      assumed body and soul into Heaven.

      Mary has
      been taken up into Heaven by God.

      (* Ascension: Jesus ascended to Heaven by
      himself after 40 days of Easter.)


      * Why Mary?

       Always Holy!   
      Mary always did what God wanted to do!

      – Mother of God

      – Unique privilege to be born sinless

      –  Humanity, Meekness, Purity, Obedience


      * What are the
         * What do we get from this
      Feast day?

      1. Happiness

      We should be happy because we see the fruit of why Jesus came and died on the cross for us.

      We see Mary was taken up to heaven, so we can go up to heaven.

      2. “Holy Mary prays for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death”

      3. Hope (not Human hope)

      Theological Virtues

      – Faith

      – Hope


      We will join
      in one God one day in heaven.

      We have hope
      because Jesus promised us that if we believe in Him, we may have eternal life.

      We have hope because we will all rise at the
      end of time as Mary did in Heaven!!

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