Word for Ascension Thursday OR Sunday 5/17

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 transferred to the Seventh Sunday of Easter.  In the US, the Ascension is celebrated on Thursday of the sixth week of Easter (May 14, 2015) 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 17, 2015.

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.

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