St. Joseph Catholic Church, Clayton MO

106 N. Meramec Avenue – Clayton MO 63105 – Parish Office (314) 726-1221

Notes From The Pastor’s Pen – August 15, 2021

Dear friends,

This Sunday the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption and so calls to mind the fact that, when the course of her earthly life was completed, the Blessed Virgin Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven from where she continually intercedes for us to God.

The Preface for today’s Mass invites us to join together in prayer to God our Father as we call to mind this event in the life of Mary. As this prayer tells us, “today the Virgin Mother of God was assumed into heaven as the beginning and image of your Church’s coming to perfection and a sign of sure hope and comfort to your pilgrim people; rightly you would not allow her to see the corruption of the tomb since from her own body she marvelously brought forth your incarnate Son, the Author of all life.”

As we celebrate this Solemnity, let us pray that, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we will all be strengthened by the grace of God to follow Christ closely so that dying in Christ we will all be brought one day to the glory of the Resurrection.

Father Bené

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