Morning Mass for the Feast of the Assumption
Saturday, August 15, the Church celebrates the Assumption of Mary, when Mary, at the end of her life, was taken body and soul into heaven. This day is normally a holy day of obligation; however with the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses still in effect, and that since it falls on a Saturday, it would have been dispensed this year even without Covid. Still, there will be a Mass celebrating the Assumption on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. in the church. 
Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin

Reading 1 EZ 2:8—3:4
The Lord GOD said to me:
As for you, son of man, obey me when I speak to you:
be not rebellious like this house of rebellion,
but open your mouth and eat what I shall give you.
It was then I saw a hand stretched out to me,
in which was a written scroll which he unrolled before me.
It was covered with writing front and back,
and written on it was: 
Lamentation and wailing and woe!
He said to me: Son of man, eat what is before you;
eat this scroll, then go, speak to the house of Israel.
So I opened my mouth and he gave me the scroll to eat.
Son of man, he then said to me,
feed your belly and fill your stomach
with this scroll I am giving you.
I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.
He said: Son of man, go now to the house of Israel,
and speak my words to them.

The disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”
He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said,
“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,
you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.
Whoever becomes humble like this child
is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.
And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones,
for I say to you that their angels in heaven
always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.
What is your opinion?
If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray,
will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills
and go in search of the stray?
And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it
than over the ninety-nine that did not stray. 
In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father
that one of these little ones be lost."

Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. 
Take the Gospel to prayer:

We must become like children - open to learning; free to take a new step; obedient to direction because we trust that it is for our own good; grateful.

These are traits in that God wants in our relationship with Him. As we grow older and become confident in ourselves, we lose some of the facets of childhood. In truth, how many times have you thought you know better than God when it comes to handling a situation?

Lord, help me to be childlike and always depend upon your loving guidance.