Ascension Thursday
Holy Day of Obligation*
Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Ascension of Our Lord, which occurred 40 days after Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, is the final act of our redemption that Christ began on Good Friday.  On this day, the risen Christ, in the sight of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven (Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11).

The Mass Schedule Is As Follows:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
5:00 PM – Vigil Mass – Church

Thursday, May 25, 2017
6:30 AM – Mass – Church
8:00 AM – Mass – Church
12:10 PM – Mass – Church
7:30 PM – Mass – Church

* Holy Days of Obligation for Catholics carry the same obligation for Mass attendance as Sundays.  This means failure to attend Mass on a Holy Day of Obligation constitutes a sin, and reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation would be required before approaching communion for a Catholic who has failed in this obligation.