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  •       readings and links 
             for sunday mass

    Please click the links below for each Mass and the accompanying music program / Haga clic en los enlaces a continuación para cada Misa y la música que la acompaña:

    24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Saturday 5:30 PM Bilingual Program

    Sunday 11:00 AM English Mass

    English Mass Program/Music

  •        Ascension Mission

    Our Parish has been serving the Upper West Side, Manhattan Valley and Morningside Heights communities since 1895.           
    No matter your age, your race, your gender, or your sexual orientation, there is a place for you at Ascension Church. You'll meet wonderful people, hear the proclamation of the word of God, be nourished by the Eucharist, enjoy good programs, be challenged to live the Gospel, and so much more. Come as you are - and be who you are - your presence will enrich us.

  •    letter from the pastor

    Dear Parishioners and Friends of Ascension,

    This weekend, our nation commemorates the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The 20th anniversary gives us an opportunity to reflect on the devastating terror attacks that took nearly 3,000 lives. Many of us remember the day vividly. We commemorate those who we lost and give thanks to the brave first responders who put their lives on the line. This weekend, we pause for a moment to consider what we stand for as a nation and how we can work together to make the world a better place for all. The bravery of American citizens and uniformed personnel in the face of one of the world’s most terrible terrorist attacks is remembered on September 11th, the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

    This weekend, our liturgy, and most particularly our music, will reflect the somber 20th anniversary of 9/11.

    Every Catholic Parish right now is feeling the impact of the shortage of priests. In the past, if a parish needed a particular mass covered, it was easy enough to find a replacement. That is no longer the case. Fewer and fewer are being to ordained the priesthood each year. In 2020, two men were ordained of the priesthood. Last year, six were ordained for the Archdiocese of New York and this year no one is being ordained for the Archdiocese. Since the clergy of New York is aging, many priests retire each year, several are on medical leave, and there is a certain amount of attrition due to death.

    In the past when parishes created their Mass schedules, the schedule was usually based on having two or three priests assigned to the parish. That is not the case anymore. When we returned to Mass after having been shut down for a period of time because of the coronavirus, we knew there was a need to change our Mass schedule. That decision was based on two things. It was based on the number of people that in fact are coming back to church, and it was based on the number of priests actually assigned to the parish and available to help.

    Besides having Mass in English on Tuesday and Thursday, beginning tomorrow, Monday, September 13, we are going to be adding three Communion/prayer services in English. Rather than just having mass in English on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 noon, we are going to add a Communion service on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays as well. These communion services will also be celebrated at 12 noon. They will be celebrated by faithful lay members of our parish. This gives people an opportunity to receive the Eucharist on a daily basis.

    We will continue to evaluate and tweak our Mass schedules as needed. In the meantime, I hope the addition of the 3 Communion services will be helpful.

    Peace, Fr. Kearney

    Estimados Feligreses y Amigos de Ascencion,

    Este fin de semana, nuestra nación conmemora el vigésimo aniversario de los ataques del 11 de septiembre. El vigésimo aniversario nos brinda la oportunidad de reflexionar sobre los devastadores ataques terroristas que se cobraron casi 3.000 vidas. Muchos de nosotros recordamos el día vívidamente. Conmemoramos a quienes perdimos y damos gracias a los valientes socorristas que arriesgaron sus vidas.

    Este fin de semana, nos detenemos por un momento para considerar lo que defendemos como nación y cómo podemos trabajar juntos para hacer del mundo un lugar mejor para todos. La valentía de los ciudadanos estadounidenses y del personal uniformado frente a uno de los ataques terroristas más terribles del mundo se recuerda el 11 de septiembre, el Día Nacional de Servicio y Recuerdo. Este fin de semana, nuestra liturgia, y más particularmente nuestra música, reflejará el sombrío vigésimo aniversario del 11 de septiembre.

    Cada parroquia católica en este momento está sintiendo el impacto de la escasez de sacerdotes. En el pasado, si una parroquia necesitaba cubrir una misa en particular, era bastante fácil encontrar un reemplazo. Ese ya no es el caso. Cada año se ordenan sacerdotes cada vez menos. En 2020, dos hombres fueron ordenados sacerdotes. El año pasado, seis fueron ordenados para la Arquidiócesis de Nueva York y este año nadie será ordenado para la Arquidiócesis. Dado que el clero de Nueva York está envejeciendo, muchos sacerdotes se jubilan cada año, varios están de licencia médica y hay una cierta cantidad de desgaste debido a la muerte.

    En el pasado, cuando las parroquias creaban sus horarios de misas, el horario generalmente se basaba en tener dos o tres sacerdotes asignados a la parroquia. Ese ya no es el caso. Cuando regresamos a misa después de haber estado cerrados por un período de tiempo debido al coronavirus, sabíamos que era necesario cambiar nuestro horario de misas. Esa decisión se basó en dos cosas. Se basó en el número de personas que de hecho están regresando a la iglesia, y se basó en el número de sacerdotes realmente asignados a la parroquia y disponibles para ayudar.

    Además de tener misa en inglés los martes y jueves, a partir de mañana lunes 13 de septiembre, agregaremos tres servicios de comunión / oración en inglés. En lugar de tener misa en inglés los martes y jueves a las 12 del mediodía, también agregaremos un servicio de comunión los lunes, miércoles y viernes. Estos servicios de comunión también se celebrarán a las 12 del mediodía. Serán celebrados por fieles miembros laicos de nuestra parroquia. Esto le da a las personas la oportunidad de recibir la Eucaristía a diario.

    Continuaremos evaluando y ajustando nuestros horarios de misa según sea necesario. Mientras tanto, espero que la adición de los servicios de las 3 comuniones sea útil.

    Paz, P. Kearney
  • Confession Times/
    Hora de Confesiónes

    • SATURDAY:4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Bi-Lingual
  •           Pastoral Staff

    Rev. Daniel S. Kearney  
    Pastor

    Rev. Raymond Rafferty  
    In Residence

    Rev. Daniel Le Blanc  
    In Residence

    Mr. Nelson Falcon
    Parish Deacon

    Cipriano Lantigua
    Home Ministry

               Michael Elmore           
    Sacristan

  •            mass schedule

    Sunday, September 12

    9:30 AM Spanish
    11:00 AM English
    12:30 PM Spanish

    Monday, September 13
    12:00 PM Communion
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Tuesday, September 14
    12:00 PM English
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Wednesday, September 15
    12:00 PM Communion
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Thursday, September 16
    12:00 PM English
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Friday, September 17
    12:00 PM Communion
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Saturday, September 18
    5:30 PM - Bilingual

    Sunday, September 19

    9:30 AM Spanish
    11:00 AM English
    12:30 PM Spanish
  •  updated covid guidelines

    The CDC is constantly updating their guidelines as the COVID 19 virus along with its variants continue to change. The CDC is once again requiring the use of masks for indoor activities and for all congregant settings (which includes churches.). To that end, we will once again require parishioners to wear a mask while attending Mass. We thank you for your understanding.
     
    DIRECTRICES DE COVID ACTUALIZADAS
     
    El CDC actualiza constantemente sus pautas a medida que el virus COVID 19 junto con sus variantes continúan cambiando. Una vez más, los CDC requieren el uso de máscaras para actividades en interiores y para todos los entornos de congregación (que incluyen iglesias). Con ese fin, una vez más solicitaremos a los feligreses que usen una máscara mientras asisten a la Misa. Les agradecemos su comprensión.
     
    UPDATED COVID GUIDELINES
     
    The CDC is constantly updating their guidelines as the COVID 19 virus along with its variants continue to change. The CDC is once again requiring the use of masks for indoor activities and for all congregant settings (which includes churches.). To that end, we will once again require parishioners to wear a mask while attending Mass. We thank you for your understanding.
     
    DIRECTRICES DE COVID ACTUALIZADAS
     
    El CDC actualiza constantemente sus pautas a medida que el virus COVID 19 junto con sus variantes continúan cambiando. Una vez más, los CDC requieren el uso de máscaras para actividades en interiores y para todos los entornos de congregación (que incluyen iglesias). Con ese fin, una vez más solicitaremos a los feligreses que usen una máscara mientras asisten a la Misa. Les agradecemos su comprensión.

  •            online giving
              EN LINEA DANDO 

    For those who are still in a financial position to do so, may we please invite and encourage you to seriously consider supporting Ascension through Faith Direct.  It is safe, simple and convenient. It gives you the option to contribute using a debit card or credit card or your checking or saving account. You can also go directly to this link: https://www.ascensionchurchnyc.org/httpsmembershipfaithdirectnetgivenowny588

    Para aquellos que todavía están en una posición financiera para hacerlo, podemos invitarlos y alentarlos a considerar seriamente apoyar Ascensión a través de Faith Direct. Es seguro, simple y conveniente. Le da la opción de contribuir utilizando una tarjeta de débito o crédito o su cuenta corriente o de ahorro. Puede inscribirse en Faith Direct (un sistema automatizado de regalos) visitando el sitio web de nuestra parroquia en ascensionchurchnyc.org. Hay una pestaña en la esquina superior derecha para Faith Direct. También puede ir directamente a este enlace:

    Faith Direct Donations Online

  •       Religious education                  registration

    JUNE 16 - SEPTEMBER 15 

    Registration is open through September 15, classes will begin the week of September 19. We will be offering classes on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:45 OR on Tuesday afternoons (First Communion prep levels 1 and 2) and Wednesday afternoons (Confirmation prep levels 1 and 2), from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

    Classes will be every other week IN PERSON. We will not offer online classes unless COVID should change. 

    Class size will be restricted to up to 15 children per class, therefore, it is imperative that registration be completed as soon as possible. Registration will be limited, and taken on a first come, first served basis.

    Fees are the same as last year; $225 for the first student, $75 for each additional sibling. Families that are in need of a scholarship or a payment plan should contact Robin Klueber.

    Registration Forms can be picked up in the Rectory office during regular business hours, or the parent can email Robin Klueber at  rklueber@ascensionchurchnyc.org  and request an electronic form.

  • the ascension food pantry

    The Ascension Food Pantry has been distributing food every Saturday throughout the pandemic, and this work has continued through Spring 2021, while the number of meals that were distributed had quadrupled. 

    We are now distributing food once a month, as the need has been reduced.

    Lead by Robin Klueber, the menu is carefully prepared each week for balance and variety.

    The volunteer food pantry is run with much effort, detail, and organization, among many volunteers, from dontations to orders to delivery trucks, through organizing and packaging, often with special touches, and thoughtfully given to a person or family in need. 

    Thank you to Robin and all of the many wonderful volunteers that worked very hard every
    week to meet the needs
    of our community.  


    Everyone's wonderful work as, and continues to be, so greatly appreciated.

    Below is a video of the food pantry celebrating July 4th, 2020: 

    July 4th, Food Pantry Video