CNP Logo Home
Online Catalog
Musical Musings
Liturgical Planners
Submit Your Music
Contact Us
Company Description
Links
CanticaNOVA Publications
Bookmark and Share

Liturgical Information
The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary [At the Mass during the Day]

Liturgical Color: White [Note: On more solemn days, festive, that is, more precious, sacred vestments may be used, even if not the color of the day [GIRM #346-g]. The colors gold or silver may be worn on more solemn occasions [GIRM #346-h].

Themes: Mary's dignity, heavenly life, hope

Entrance Antiphon [Introit]:

A great sign appeared in heaven:
a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon beneath her feet,
and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Rev 12:1 [Roman Missal]

— or —

Let us all rejoice in the Lord,
as we celebrate the feast day in honor of the Virgin Mary,
at whose Assumption the Angels rejoice
and praise the Son of God. [Roman Missal]

Signum magnum apparuit in cælo: mulier amicta sole, et luna sub pedibus eius, et in capite eius corona stellarum duodecim.
Ps. Cantate Domino canticum novum: quia mirabilia fecit. [Graduale Romanum, p.590]

— or —

Gaudeamus omnes in Domino, diem festum celebrantes sub honore Mariæ Virginis: de cuius Assumptione gaudent angeli, et collaudant Filium Dei.
Ps. Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum: dico ego opera mea regi. [Graduale Romanum, p.591]

Signum magnum apparuit in cælo: mulier amicta sole, et luna sub pedibus eius, et in capite eius corona stellarum duodecim.
Ps. Cantate Domino canticum novum: quia mirabilia fecit. [Gregorian Missal, p.655]

— or —

Gaudeamus omnes in Domino, diem festum celebrantes sub honore Mariæ Virginis: de cuius Assumptione gaudent angeli, et collaudant Filium Dei.
Ps. Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum: dico ego opera mea regi. [Gregorian Missal, p.655]

Assumpta est Maria in cælum: gaudent Angeli, laudantes benedicunt Dominum. [Graduale simplex, pp.294]
Psalm 98, verses 1-11

Collect:

Al- mighty ever-living God
who assumed the Immaculate Virgin Mary, the Mother of your Son
body and soul into heavenly glo- ry,

grant, we pray,
that, always attentive to the things that are above,
we may merit to be sharers of her glory.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Ho-ly Spirit,
one God, for ev-er and ev-er. A-men.

Lectionary Readings:

  • Revelation 11:9; 12:1-6,10 [A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet. /v.1]
  • Psalm 45:10 / 11 / 12 / 16 [R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold. /v.10]
    See Psalm 45 (Bord)
  • I Corinthians 15:20-26 [For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive. /v.22]
  • Gospel Verse: [Mary is taken up to heaven, and the angels of God shout for joy.]
  • Luke 1:39-56 [For the Mighty One has done great things for me; He has exalted those who are humble. /vv.49,52]
    See CNP's Book of Sung Gospels – 4th Edition

Offertory Antiphon:

Mary has been taken up into heaven; the Angels rejoice, praising the Lord together and blessing him, alleluia.

Assumpta est Maria in cælum: gaudent angeli, collaudantes benedicunt Dominum, alleluia. [Graduale Romanum, p.592]

Assumpta est Maria in cælum: gaudent angeli, collaudantes benedicunt Dominum, alleluia. [Gregorian Missal, p.658]

Paradisi portæ per te nobis apertæ sunt, quæ hodie gloriosa cum angelis triumphas. [Graduale simplex, pp.299]
Psalm 96

Prayer over the Offerings:

May this oblation, our tribute of homage,
rise up to you, O Lord,

and through the intercession of the most Blessed Virgin Mary,
whom you assumed into heaven,
may our hearts, aflame with the fire of love,
constantly long for you.

Through Christ our Lord. A-men.

Preface of the Assumption: [The Glory of Mary assumed into heaven]

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.

For 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.

And so, in company with the choirs of Angels,
we praise you, and with joy we proclaim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…

Communion Antiphon:

All generations will call me blessed,
for he who is mighty has done great things for me. Luke 1:48-49 [Roman Missal]

Beatam me dicent omnes generationes, quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est. Luke 1:48-49 [Graduale Romanum, p.423]
The Magnificat [Lk 1:46-47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55 can also be sung between repetitions of this antiphon.

Beatam me dicent omnes generationes, quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est. Luke 11:48-49 [Gregorian Missal, p.660]

Beatam me dicent omnes generationes, quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est, alleluia. [Graduale simplex, p.300]
Canticle of BVM

Prayer after Communion:

Hav- ing received the Sacrament of salvation,
we ask you to grant, O Lord,

that, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
whom you assumed into heaven,
we may be brought to the glory of the re-sur- rection.

Through Christ our Lord. A-men.

Solemn Blessing: [15. The Blessed Virgin Mary]

May God, who through the childbearing of the Blessed Virgin Mary
willed in his great kindness to redeem the human race,
be pleased to enrich you with his blessing.
Amen.

May you know always and everywhere the protection of her,
through whom you have been found worthy to receive the author of life.
Amen.

May you, who have devoutly gathered on this day,
carry away with you the gifts of spiritual joys and heavenly rewards.
Amen.

And may the blessing of almighty God,
the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit,
come down on you and remain with you for ever.
Amen.

** An official, approved English translation of the Offertory Antiphon has never been published. The offertory antiphon used here is from the New American Bible, a Scripture translation approved for liturgical use in the United States.

CanticaNOVA Publications / 101 West Washington Street #1388 / Charles Town WV 25414
Send website comments or questions to: webmaster@canticanova.com