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Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s Mass Readings

ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY August 15, 2017

Lifting up the lowly

A recent study showed the power of a simple compliment.

Telling a proficient sales clerk,
“My, you’re good at your job!” or a co-worker,
“I appreciate your thoughtfulness”
can greatly alter their mood and improve their performance.

 

One man who had battled daily with his teenage daughter
decided to compliment her three times each day.

The practice did wonders for their relationship,
and it opened his eyes to all the good things she said and did.

 

Today we celebrate the Assumption of Mother Mary,
body and soul into heaven.

She thanked God for “lifting up the lowly.”

We’re all lowly and can need a lift.

 

Whatever in life may be making us feel lowly, ask Mother Mary to lift us up.

Maybe God is asking us to do some of the lifting, too.

Prepare the Word

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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