15 August 2011

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

On this Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven...

...28 years ago, I was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood;

...28 years ago, the Parish of Our Lady of the Atonement was canonically erected, and with it, the Anglican Use was established in the Catholic Church;

...24 years ago, our Altar was solemnly dedicated, and the church building was blessed;

...17 years ago, The Atonement Academy was founded, with its first day of classes;

...5 years ago, Archbishop Gomez blessed our expanded church building.

...all by the grace of God, and through the prayers of Our Lady of the Atonement.

O God, who hast taken to thyself the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of thine Incarnate Son: Grant that we, who have been redeemed by his blood, may share with her the glory of thine eternal kingdom; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.