|Ascension by Salvador Dali|
The perspective of Dali's Ascension never fails to draw me in!
In my part of the vineyard the Ascension is still celebrated on Thursday of the sixth week of Easter. Much of the Catholic world, however, now celebrates this feast on the seventh Sunday of Easter.
In the US, the Ascension is celebrated on Thursday of the sixth week of Easter (May 17, 2012) only in the ecclesiastical provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and Omaha. In all other US dioceses, the celebration of the Feast of the Ascension is transferred to the following Sunday, May 20, 2012.
Regardless of which day you celebrate the Ascension, the readings are the same and can be found, with brief commentary, here. If you're bringing children to Mass with you, hints for helping them prepare to hear the Word are here.
In those places where the Ascension is celebrated on Thursday, the scriptures for the Seventh Sunday of Easter can be found here and helps for children here.
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