The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the end of Our Lady’s life on earth and her entrance–body and soul–into Heaven. In 1950, Pope Pius XII dogmatically proclaimed,
Hence the revered Mother of God, from all eternity joined in a hidden way with Jesus Christ in one and the same decree of predestination, immaculate in her conception, a most perfect virgin in her divine motherhood, the noble associate of the divine Redeemer who has won a complete triumph over sin and its consequences, finally obtained, as the supreme culmination of her privileges, that she should be preserved free from the corruption of the tomb and that, like her own Son, having overcome death, she might be taken up body and soul to the glory of heaven where, as Queen, she sits in splendor at the right hand of her Son, the immortal King of the Ages.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Diocese of Phoenix. To find Mass times, please visit http://dphx.org/parishes.