JAMAICA -- Our Lady of Ephesus House of Prayer in Jamaica invites the public to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption on Friday, Aug. 15. Gathering time will be at 1:30 p.m. followed by songs and reflections by Grace Markay at 2 p.m.

The Rev. Bill McCarthy will speak at 3:15 p.m. He is the director at My Father’s House Retreat Center in Moodus, Conn., as well as author of many Catholic books and DVDs. He presently has a television program, "In His Name," which airs on Connecticut Public Access channels and has appeared on Focus TV and EWTN.

The 4:30 p.m. Mass will be followed by a potluck supper at 5:30 p.m.

The House of Prayer is located at Fawn Ledge Farm in Jamaica. For further information or directions, call 802-896-6000 or visit www.ourladyofephesushouseofprayer.org.