Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Time for the Feast of the Assumption and Tribute to Elvis - Southern Catholicism

Mixed feelings on that video :)

A kind of fun quirk of American Catholicism that happens in Memphis each year on the date of our Lady's Assumption

August 15 is always a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics in the United States. Here at St. Paul, the mass intention for our 3:00 PM Mass is for Elvis Presley. Visitors from around the world join St. Paul's parishioners in a very moving and spirit-filled liturgy. With music led by the St. Paul Choir, we gather together a great mix of languages, cultures, and religious backgrounds to remember, give thanks, and pray. This mass celebrates Our Lady and pays our respects to our former Whitehaven neighbor, Elvis.