I post this on behalf of my good friend the great Fr. Robert Pasley, who reigns gloriously at Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ. Each year they have a great celebration for the Feast of the Assumption.
Here is this year’s information for those of you anywhere within range. It is always worth the effort. I am tempted to fly in for the occaston!
From a reader:
Mater Ecclesiae Roman Catholic Church will be celebrating its Tenth Annual Assumption Mass of Thanksgiving on Monday, August 15 at 7:00 pm. Breaking with past tradition, the Mass will not be celebrated in southern New Jersey but at St. Peter the Apostle Church (National Shrine of St. John Neumann) at 1019 N. 5th St. (5th St. & Girard Ave.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Msgr. George Tomichek will preach the sermon.
Please note that Mass will be celebrated in the upper church (entrance on 5th St.).
(There are three parking lots — two on Lawrence St. and one on 5th St. — which together have space for approximately 250 cars. The church is also accessible to public transportation.)
Mater Ecclesiae will also be celebrating a Solemn Mass at 11:00 am on Sunday, August 14. This will be followed by a potluck dinner and Solemn First Vespers of the Assumption at 2:00 pm.