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The Solemn Feast of the Ascension

“In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14: 2

Feast of the Ascension

The Solemn Feast of the Ascension - Thursday 25 June 2017

We commemorate on this feast the return of Christ to the right hand of the Father from whence he had first come down to bring us salvation. He returns in glory having completed the will of his Father and in doing so he opened up for us the way to heaven so that from then on our home is in heaven and we await the day when we too will go to the place he has prepared for us.

Pope St Leo the Great reflected on the joy the disciples experienced on that glorious day in these words: " That blessed company had a great and inexpressible cause for joy when it saw man's nature rising above the dignity of the whole heavenly creation, above the ranks of angels, above the exalted status of archangels.

Now would there be any limit to its upward course until humanity was admitted to a seat at the right hand of the eternal father, to be enthroned at last in the glory of him to whose nature it was wedded in the Person of the Son." This feast then is not simply about the Ascension of Christ and his return to heaven, it is also an explanation to us that we are created and saved for more. We seek perfection in all things, we strive for more in all things and all these things are fulfilled for us in heaven where we will finally be at home.

Times for the Feast of Ascension Masses

  • Wednesday - 7.00 pm
  • Thursday - 7.00 am, 10.00 am (the Primary school will be present) and 7.00 pm

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