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  •       readings and links 
             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

    29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    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,

    Next Sunday, [October 24th] is World Mission Sunday. At baptism, each of us is marked by the Lord and entrusted with a special responsibility to tell the world of his message and invitation. On World Mission Sunday, we are called to reflect on our unique role as missionaries, and reflect and pray for all of the mission areas of the world.

    When we were kids and someone spoke about ‘the missions’, we typically thought about the ‘missions’ as being in foreign countries and other continents when in fact, the ‘missions’ more accurately refer to those who do not know God -- to those who do not know Jesus. Until as recently as 1908, the United States was considered to be “Mission Territory.” Although by papal decree, that designation has been removed, we are very much a mission territory, perhaps much more so now than ever before. In a day and age when so many people are unchurched, in an era when so many people have chosen to not be part of organized religion, it is all the more imperative that we act as missionaries and make the gospel of Jesus known to others, to members of our families, in our workplaces, etc. . . not so much by our preaching, but by the way we live our lives. In many cases, we as individuals will be the only thing some people will ever know about church, about God, about Jesus or the Gospels.

    The Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, better known as Maryknoll, has done a superb job over the years working in the missions and working as missionaries. Typically, during the month of October, Maryknoll offers tours of their magnificent Mission Center in Ossining. Because of the COVID Pandemic, schedules/tours have been tweaked. Having said that, it would be a great place to visit in order to learn more about the missions once they resume their tours. I invite you to visit their website: https://maryknollsociety.org/. Maryknoll can really give some good insight into the work of missionaries and the various places throughout the world that are served by dedicated lay missionaries, sisters, priests, and brothers.

    Pope Francis reminds us that “the recent global pandemic has amplified the pain, the solitude, the poverty, and the injustices experienced by so many people.” This year, as the world recovers from the loss and the challenges that resulted, let us responde with reciprocal generosity to the fullest extent that we are able.

    Next weekend, there will be a second collection for World Mission Sunday. I invite you to be as generous as you are able.

    Peace,

    Fr. Kearney


    Estimados Feligreses y Amigos de Ascencion,

    El próximo domingo [24 de octubre] es el Domingo Mundial de las Misiones. En el bautismo, cada uno de nosotros está marcado por el Señor y se le ha confiado una responsabilidad especial de comunicar al mundo su mensaje e invitación. En el Domingo Mundial de las Misiones, estamos llamados a reflexionar sobre nuestro papel único como misioneros, y reflexionar y orar por todas las áreas de misión del mundo.

    Cuando éramos niños y alguien hablaba de 'las misiones', por lo general pensábamos que las 'misiones' estaban en países extranjeros y otros continentes cuando, de hecho, las 'misiones' se refieren con más precisión a aquellos que no conocen a Dios, a los que no conocen a Jesús. Hasta hace tan poco tiempo como 1908, Estados Unidos se consideraba un "territorio de misión". Aunque por decreto papal, esa designación ha sido eliminada, somos en gran medida un territorio de misión, quizás mucho más ahora que nunca. En una época en la que tantas personas no asisten a una iglesia, en una era en la que tantas personas han optado por no ser parte de la religión organizada, es aún más imperativo que actuemos como misioneros y demos a conocer el evangelio de Jesús a los demás. a miembros de nuestras familias, en nuestros lugares de trabajo, etc. . no tanto por nuestra predicación, sino por la forma en que vivimos nuestras vidas. En muchos casos, nosotros, como individuos, seremos lo único que algunas personas sabrán sobre la iglesia, sobre Dios, sobre Jesús o los Evangelios.

    La Sociedad Católica de Misiones Extranjeras de América, más conocida como Maryknoll, ha hecho un trabajo excelente a lo largo de los años trabajando en las misiones y trabajando como misioneros. Normalmente, durante el mes de octubre, Maryknoll ofrece recorridos por su magnífico Mission Center en Ossining. Debido a la pandemia de COVID, los horarios / recorridos se han modificado. Habiendo dicho eso, sería un gran lugar para visitar con el fin de aprender más sobre las misiones una vez que reanuden sus recorridos. Los invito a visitar su sitio web: https:// maryknollsociety.org/. Maryknoll realmente puede dar una buena idea del trabajo de los misioneros y los diversos lugares en todo el mundo que son atendidos por misioneros, hermanas, sacerdotes y hermanos laicos dedicados.

    El Papa Francisco nos recuerda que “la reciente pandemia global ha amplificado el dolor, la soledad, la pobreza y las injusticias que experimentan tantas personas”. Este año, mientras el mundo se recupera de la pérdida y los desafíos que resultaron, respondamos con generosidad recíproca en la mayor medida que podamos.

    El próximo fin de semana habrá una segunda colecta para el Domingo Mundial de las Misiones. Los invito a ser tan generosos como puedan.

    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, October 17 

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

    Monday, October 18
    12:00 PM Communion Service
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Tuesday, October 19
    12:00 PM English
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Wednesday, October 20 
    12:00 PM Communion Service
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Thursday, October 21
    12:00 PM English
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Friday, October 22
    12:00 PM Communion Service
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Saturday, October 23
    5:30 PM - Bilingual
  •      our mission to build 
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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.
     
    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.

  •              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

    https://vax4nyc.nyc.gov/patient/s/.

    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.