Ascension Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Ascension of Our Lord, which occurred 40 days after Jesus rose from the dead on Easter, is the final act of our redemption that Christ began on Good Friday.  On this day, the risen Christ, in the sight of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven.  Masses at St. Peter’s for the Holy Day will be Wednesday, May 4th, at 4:15PM, and on Thursday, May 5th, at 7:00AM, 11:15AM and 7:00PM.

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A Note from Fr. O’Neill about Daily Mass

One often overlooked treasure of the Catholic way of life is daily Mass. It is elegant in its simplicity. Sunday Mass can be a rather demanding experience. The church parking lot is usually full. The church is often crowded, the coveted back and end pews are filled early! A willingness to participate by singing and responding is assumed. Announcements about practical concerns (like the parish response to the Annual Catholic Appeal!) may diminish the spiritual focus. The Sunday parish liturgy is the worship of the community which demands active involvement. In contrast, the daily Mass environment is less crowded and […]