Outdoor Assumption Mass
St. Mary Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 701 Lansdale Avenue, Lansdale, PA 19446
Start Date and Time:
Thursday, August 15, 2019; 11 AM
End Date and Time
Thursday, August 15, 2019; 12 Noon
CELEBRATE THE ASSUMPTION AT SAINT MARY CENTER & VILLA, LANSDALE The residents of Saint Mary Center & Villa in Lansdale extend an invitation to join them for an outdoor Mass with our own version of the “Blessing of the Sea” celebrating the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Thursday, August 15, 2019 beginning at 11 a.m.
Folding chairs in the shade will be provided (or bring your own beach
chair) and refreshments will be served following Mass. All are welcome to attend. Saint Mary Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare & Saint Mary Villa, part of Catholic Health Group, are located at 701 Lansdale Avenue, Lansdale, PA 19446.
The custom of “blessing the sea” on the Feast of the Assumption is said to have originated in Italy in the 15th century when a bishop traveling from Venice during a storm at sea on the Feast of the Assumption prayed and threw his pastoral ring into the sea from a ship and the waters were calmed. Some ceremonies today include throwing a ring or wreath of flowers from a boat into the water, symbolizing the union of the earth and the sea and giving rise to the name, “wedding of the sea.”
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