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             for sunday mass

    Please click the links below for the 11:00 AM livestreamed Mass, and the readings and music program for Sunday Mass / Haga clic en los enlaces a continuación para ver el livetream de la Misa de las 11:00 AM
    y el programa de lecturas y música para la Misa dominical

    Readings for Advent

    Saturday 5:30 PM Bilingual Program

    Sunday 11:00 AM English Mass

    English Mass Program/Music

    Jazz 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 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 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 Spanish at the 12:30 Mass and in English, the Rite of Acceptance will take place at the 6:00 PM Jazz Mass.

    A blessed Advent Season to you all!

    Peace, Fr. Kearney

    Estimados Feligreses y Amigos de Ascenscion,

    Este fin de semana en la iglesia comenzamos un nuevo tiempo litúrgico y un nuevo año litúrgico. Este fin de semana comenzamos la Temporada de Adviento. El Adviento tiene un carácter doble. 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, por tanto, es un período de espera devota y gozosa. Si bien la temporada de Adviento es penetrante, está destinada a ser una temporada de esperanza. La segunda parte de Adviento es desde el 17 de diciembre hasta el 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. Esperamos que esta temporada de Adviento sea un momento 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 se llevará a cabo 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 los adultos están preparados 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 Catecúmenos y el Rito de Dar la Bienvenida a Adultos Bautizados pero Previamente No Catequizados que se Preparan para la Confirmación y / o Eucaristía o Recepción en la Comunión Plena de la Iglesia Católica. . El rito se llevará a cabo en español en la Misa de las 12:30 y en inglés, el Rito de Aceptación se llevará a cabo en la Misa de Jazz de las 6:00 PM.

    ¡Bendito tiempo de Adviento para todos ustedes!

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

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

    Rev. Daniel S. Kearney  

    Rev. Raymond Rafferty  
    In Residence

    Rev. Daniel Le Blanc  
    In Residence

    Mr. Nelson Falcon
    Parish Deacon

    Cipriano Lantigua
    Home Ministry

               Michael Elmore           

  •            mass schedule

    Sunday, November 28

    9:30 AM Spanish
    11:00 AM English
    12:30 PM Spanish
    6:00 PM Jazz Mass

    Monday, November 29
    12:00 PM Communion Service
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Tuesday, November 30
    12:00 PM English
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Wednesday, December 1
    12:00 PM Communion Service
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Thursday, December 2
    12:00 PM English
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Friday, December 3
    12:00 PM Communion Service
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Saturday, December 4
    5:30 PM - Bilingual
  • Concert Series December 5

    On Sunday, December 5, at 3:00 PM in the church, there is the final concert in the monthly series. It is a concert for Soprano, Violin and Piano, and it features Evelyn Thatcher (soprano), Vita Wallace (violin) and Preston Smith (piano). The concerts are FREE and run approximately 50 minutes. All are welcome, and please bring family members, neighbors and friends.

    El domingo 5 de diciembre, a las 3:00 pm en la iglesia, tiene lugar el concierto final de la serie mensual. Es un concierto para soprano, violín y piano, y cuenta con Evelyn Thatcher (soprano), Vita Wallace (violín) y Preston Smith (piano). Los conciertos son GRATIS y duran aproximadamente 50 minutos. Todos son bienvenidos y por favor traigan a familiares, vecinos y amigos.

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  •    history of Ascension's            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.

    Please watch here: 

    Ascensions Grand Organ on YouTube

  •  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.
    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.

  •              nyc vaccine 
            referral program

    Vax4NYC Tips

    NYC has announced a Vaccine Referral Bonus as the latest initiative to encourage New Yorkers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

    The City is seeking civic groups to perform outreach to encourage New Yorkers to get vaccinated, and will make direct payments to Ascension Church of $100 for every individual that we refer, and that receives their first vaccine dose at a City-run vaccination site.

    Individuals making appointments, or walking up to City-run vaccine sites will be able to select their referring organization ( RC Church of the Ascension).

    The individual must receive their first dose in order for the church to receive credit, and no personal information will be shared with the church. 

    To utilize the vaccine referral benefit, patients must visit a City-run vaccination site, and must sign up and fill out an appointment slot on


    Note: Walk-up patients can utilize this benefit, On-site, patients will be instructed to fill out the form on
    https://vax4nyc.nyc.gov/patient/s/, and patients can schedule to be vaccinated at Home by registering on this direct link.

    To receive the benefit, patients must use the sponsorship field and click
    RC Church of the Ascension from the drop down list under personal information, page 3.