The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (Holy Day of Obligation)

Ascension Thursday

Mass schedule: Wednesday, May 29, 5:30 PM, Blessed Sacrament; Thursday, May 30, 7:30 AM, Blessed Sacrament; 8:00 AM, Holy Cross; 7:00 PM Holy Cross.

Forty days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, The Acts of the Apostles records Jesus’ ascension into heaven. The Ascension is an important Christian holiday that attests to the reality of Jesus Christ, God and human, returning to the Father, to return again in the future second coming. The Ascension is the final component of the Paschal Mystery, which consists of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.