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    Sunday 11:00 AM  English Mass Leaflet 

    1st Sunday of Advent
     ( Readings)

    Sunday 11:00AM English Mass (Live)

    Jazz Mass 6PM

    Our own Rita Houlihan reflects on the lectionary readings for November 6th.

    Remembering priest and historian Thomas

    We are looking for volunteers to help live-stream the Sunday 11am Mass. Training is provided and no prior experience is needed, but you should be comfortable with computers and technology. If interested, please contact Ted Arthur at tedrarthur@gmail.com.



  •      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 in the church we begin a new liturgical season and a new liturgical year. This weekend we begin the Season of Advent. Advent has a two-fold character. The first part of Advent (First Sunday of Advent until December 16th ) directs us to await Christ’s second coming at the end of time. Advent therefore is a period of devout and joyful expectation. While the Advent Season is penetential, it is meant to be a season of hope. The second part of Advent is from December 17th until December 24th. On those days, the readings are very specifically meant to help us prepare to celebrate the first coming of Christ in history – his birth. Hopefully this Advent Season will be a time of heightened prayer, hope and expectation for all of us.

    This afternoon, the Charismatics of the parish are hosting their annual Advent Retreat. This day of prayer will begin with the 12:30 Mass. After the Mass, all are invited to their annual retreat. The afternoon of prayer will continue until 4:00PM. All are invited to attend. This year, the retreat will take place in the church.

    Next weekend, we will all celebrate the Rite of Acceptance/Welcome for those in the RCIA. RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults) is a journey through which adults and high school students are prepared to receive the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. This Rite is formally known as The (Combined) Celebration of the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens and the Rite of Welcoming Baptized but Previously Uncatechized Adults Who are Preparing for Confirmation and/or Eucharist or Reception into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church. The rite will take place in English at the 11:00 AM Mass and at the 12:30 Mass in Spanish.

    A blessed Advent Season to you all!

    Peace, Fr. Kearney

    Estimados Feligreses y Amigos de Ascencion,

    Este fin de semana en la iglesia comenzamos un nuevo tiempo litúrgico y un nuevo año litúrgico. Este fin de semana comenzamos el Tiempo de Adviento. El Adviento tiene un doble carácter. La primera parte de Adviento (primer domingo de Adviento hasta el 16 de diciembre) nos dirige a esperar la segunda venida de Cristo al final de los tiempos. El Adviento es, pues, un período de devota y gozosa espera. Si bien la temporada de Adviento es penitencial, está destinada a ser una temporada de esperanza. La segunda parte del Adviento es del 17 al 24 de diciembre. En esos días, las lecturas están destinadas muy específicamente a ayudarnos a prepararnos para celebrar la primera venida de Cristo en la historia: su nacimiento. Esperemos que esta temporada de Adviento sea un tiempo de mayor oración, esperanza y expectativa para todos nosotros.

    Esta tarde, los carismáticos de la parroquia están organizando su retiro anual de Adviento. Este día de oración comenzará con la Misa de las 12:30. Después de la Misa, todos están invitados a su retiro anual. La tarde de oración continuará hasta las 4:00 PM. Todos están invitados a asistir. Este año, el retiro tendrá lugar en la iglesia.

    El próximo fin de semana, todos celebraremos el Rito de Aceptación/Bienvenida para aquellos en el RICA. RICA (Ritos de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos) es un viaje a través del cual adultos y estudiantes de secundaria se preparan para recibir los Sacramentos de Iniciación en la Vigilia Pascual. Este Rito se conoce formalmente como La Celebración (Combinada) del Rito de Aceptación en la Orden de los Catecúmenos y el Rito de Dar la Bienvenida a los Adultos Bautizados pero previamente no catequizados que se están preparando para la Confirmación y/o la Eucaristía o la Recepción a la Plena Comunión de la Iglesia Católica. . El rito se llevará a cabo en inglés en la misa de las 11:00 am y en la misa de las 12:30 en español.

    ¡Bendita temporada de Adviento para todos ustedes!​​​​​​​

    Paz, P. Kearney
  •        Pastoral & Clergy                          Staff

    Rev. Daniel S. Kearney  

    Rev. Raymond Rafferty  
    In Residence

    Rev. Daniel Le Blanc OMI
    In Residence

    Mr. Nelson Falcon
    Parish Deacon

    Mary Santorello, Director of Faith Formation

    Cipriano Lantigua
    Home Ministry

               Michael Elmore           

    Preston Smith, Business Manager and Director of Music

  •            mass schedule

    Sunday, November 27
    9:30 AM Spanish
    11:00 AM English
    12:30 PM Spanish
    6:00 PM Jazz Mass  

    Monday, November 21
    12:00 PM- Communion ( English)
    7:00 PM Mass (Spanish)

    Tuesday, November 22
    12:00 PM English
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Wednesday, November 23
    12:00 PM- Communion ( English)
    7:00 PM Mass (Spanish)

    Thursday, November 24
    12:00 PM English
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Friday,  November 25
    12:00 PM- Communion ( English)
    7:00 PM Mass (Spanish)

    Saturday,November 26
    5:30 Billingual 
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  • history of Ascensions    Grand pipe Organ

    "Pipe Organs of NYC” is being presented as a weekly series by the New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, taking viewers on a virtual musical tour of the grand instruments of the Chapter.

    Ascension’s history, our own Muller-Abel instrument and Preston Smith were featured in

    Episode 7, aired 22 February.

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    Ascensions Grand Organ on YouTube