No Masses this week.
Liturgy of the Word – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
Mass resumes Saturday, May 27, 2023 – 5:15 p.m.
Rising and Ascending with Christ
In thinking of the Ascension of Jesus into heaven, it is very easy to imagine Jesus shooting straight up in the air, as if he took one big jump on the trampoline of earth and catapulted into the glory of God. The ascension of Christ is more about our humanity now permanently inserted into the life of God in and through Jesus Christ. We have become a new creation in God. Through his ascension, Jesus wants us to share in his victory. The Ascension marks the culmination of the Easter message. The Second Reading gives us a theological understanding of this feast by stating that God has glorified Jesus, raising him above all earthly powers, and making him Head of the Church and Lord of creation. Furthermore, in his Letter to the Colossians St Paul writes: “If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God; think of what is above, not of what is on earth” (Col. 3:1-2).