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Ascension Day, May 13, 2021

Today is Ascension Day. Today is Ascension Day. According to the Acts of the Apostles, our Lord Jesus Christ was present to his disciples for forty days after his resurrection. On the fortieth day he ascended to heaven and took his place at the right hand of the Father. Today the Church celebrates this event, […]

The Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 9, 2021

Today is the Sixth Sunday of Eastertide. The Church celebrates the resurrection with a feast of fifty days. On Fridays in Eastertide special acts of discipline and self-denial commemorating the crucifixion of the Lord are not practiced. “Alleluia” is said or sung repeatedly during our liturgy. The Paschal Candle burns throughout Eastertide. The central Christian […]