Holy Church calls us to be joyful today! The sufferings of this life and the forces of darkness can never destroy our inner joy, being one with Christ! Enjoy this wonderful feast with your family. Remember to watch the Mass today. Let us give God our very best from now on!
Notes from The Daily Missal (trad):
“Forty days after the Resurrection, our Lord Jesus Christ, attended by angels, ascended into Heaven, in the sight of His most holy Mother, His apostles, and disciples, to the great wonder of them all. St. Paul declares that God “hath made us sit together in the heavenly places, through Christ Jesus….there where the Head has gone, the Body is called to follow!”
From the trad Mass:
“Ye men of Galilee, why wonder you, looking up to heaven? Alleluia. He shall so come as you have seen Him going up into heaven, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. O clap your hands, all ye nations; shout unto God, with the voice of exultation."