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Celebrating 100 Years

Sunday, August 16, 2015 marked one hundred years since the dedication of The Basilica, which also happened to be the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. With special permission from the Archbishop, this year, the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary was transferred to Sunday, August 16, allowing us to once again celebrate the Assumption and our 100th Anniversary since our Solemn Dedication on the same day. Nearly 900 people joined us for after Mass hospitality, delicious ice cream, and activities for children and adults. Here are a few pictures from the event!

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    Anne Courtney-Eighmy
    Altar adorned with flowers from the Feast of the Assumption and the celebration of 100 years since our Solemn Dedication.
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    A parishioner prays the rosary before the Mass at The Basilica Aug. 16. The feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the 100th Anniversary of the Solemn Dedication were celebrated together on this day 100 years ago.
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    Anne Courtney-Eighmy
    A procession begins the Mass Aug. 16 at the Basilica of Saint Mary. The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the 100th anniversary of the Solemn Dedication were celebrated on this day 100 years ago.
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    Anne Courtney-Eighmy
    The Basilica Brass Ensemble returned to the Basilica Aug. 16 to help celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the 100th Anniversary of the Solemn Dedication.
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    Anne Courtney-Eighmy
    Father John Bauer, pastor of The Basilica, celebrates Mass Aug. 16 to celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the 100th Anniversary of the Solemn Dedication of the Basilica.
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    Anne Courtney-Eighmy
    Choirs returned from their summer break Aug. 16 to sing for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the 100th Anniversary of the Solemn Dedication at the Basilica.
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    Guests enjoy ice cream, crafts, and activities during after-Mass hospitality Aug. 16. It was on this day 100 years ago that the Basilica was solemnly dedication.
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