On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 40 days after His Resurrection on Easter, we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus into heaven. This is a Holy Day of Obligation and "Opportunity." Mass will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the vigil of the Holy Day: Wednesday, May 20th.
Holy Day Studio of Sir Peter Paul Rubens, The Assumption of the Virgin, probably mid-1620s, oil on panel, Samuel H. Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art The Feast of the Assumption of Mary honors the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven. Defined by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950, Munificentissimus Deus recognizes that [...]