Sunday marks the seventh sunday of Easter … and we celebrate the Feast Day of the Ascension.
Technically, the feast day is tomorrow, May 30. But in some parishes the feast day celebration is moved to the following Sunday, June 2.
Of course, this is a Holy Day of Obligation so be sure you check with your church to see if your celebration is tomorrow or Sunday.
This week’s issue of Genuflect looks at Jesus’ ascension. What really happened, what it means for us, how it started the first novena, and a special ascension novena we can pray.
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In this in-depth Q&A Fr. Rick Poblocki explains what the Ascension of the Lord is, if it really happened, how it happened, how we celebrate it, and many more questions you may have.
In Christian teachings, Easter is the holiest of its yearly observances. It’s not enough to celebrate the Risen Lord on one spring Sunday and then forget about what comes next. The ascension is crucial, and it’s life-changing and eternity-changing for Christians. Here’s why.
Pope Francis gave an explanation of the Ascension, what it means, and how it affects our lives. Here are 7 things he wants you to know.
The liturgy of the Church, the celebration of the sacraments, and the seasons of Lent and Easter are particular times when we pay attention to what Jesus Christ has done for us through his passion, death, Resurrection, and Ascension. Yet these are not the only times when we experience the Paschal Mystery. It is a part of our everyday life; it is the undercurrent of all that we do and all that we are. Here’s how.
In this 8 minute video Bishop Robert Barron explains as only he can why Jesus’ ascension is so important to unite heaven and earth and what it means for us.
The period of 9 days that the Apostles prayed and waited, from the Ascension to Pentecost, was the Church’s first novena, and the biblical precedent for all the various novenas that believers pray today. This period of nine days of prayer to the Holy Spirit is something that we can enter into again. Here are three aspects of Ascension Thursday that we can reflect on today and a novena to prepare your hearts for Pentecost, just like the Apostles and the Blessed Mother did 2,000 years ago.
We say it every Sunday: “He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.” How can Jesus be at the right hand of God? Does that mean God has a form? Here’s what it means.
That God is everywhere is a fundamental teaching. But the Church teaching goes beyond this: God is with us. Always. How, we might ask, is God always with us? Here are seven ways.
In this brief video from Catholic News Service, Pope Francis explains during his general audience on May 22 how the Holy Spirit helps people pray.
You won’t find a detailed list of these Holy Days in the Bible, but Church leaders have reflected on the meaning of these days over time and developed traditions.
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