What is the Ascension?
The Ascension of the Lord recalls how 40 days after his Resurrection, Jesus returned to heaven. Recounted in the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, Jesus was taken up disappearing into the clouds in sight of his disciples.
What is a Holyday of Obligation?
Holydays are key days within the calendar of the Church that celebrate a defining point of our faith as Catholics. As such, we are obliged to attend Mass and refrain, as far as possible, from servile work in keeping with the Third Commandment. All Sundays, the Day of the Lord, are Holydays of Obligation as are Easter and Christmas. In addition the Church defines other Holydays that celebrate the core beliefs of our faith as Catholics. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is one such celebration.
What are the Mass times in All Saints to cover the obligation to attend the celebration of Mass for the Ascension?
In 2019 the scheduled Masses for the Ascension of the Lord are as follows:
Vigil Mass – Wednesday 29th May
7:00pm – Ss. Julius, Aaron & David, Caerleon
7:00pm – St. Michael’s, Pillgwenlly
Mass of the Day – Thursday 30th May
7:30am – St. Mary, Stow Hill
10:00am – St. Gabriel’s, Ringland
12:00 Noon – St. Mary, Stow Hill
7:00pm – St. David Lewis, Malpas