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  •             LinkS to live                streaming sunday mass

    The Spanish mass will be live streamed at 9:30 AM, and the English Mass will be live streamed at 11:00 AM every Sunday.

    The Jazz Mass will be live streamed on the first Sunday of each Month. You can watch each Mass live, or you can view them at any time later. 

    La misa en español se transmitirá en vivo a las 9:30 am cada domingo, y la misa en inglés se transmitirá en vivo a las 11:00 am cada domingo en adelante.

    La Misa de Jazz se transmitirá en vivo el primer domingo de cada mes. Puede ver la misa en vivo, pero también puede verla en cualquier momento más adelante.

    Please click the links below for each Mass / Siga los enlaces a continuación para cada misa:

    Thanksgiving Day Bilingual Mass, 10:00 AM

    Thanksgiving Day Program Music

    Saturday, Bilingual Mass, 5:30 PM Program Music

    Sunday, Spanish Mass, 9:30 AM

    Sunday, English Mass, 11:00 AM

    English Mass Program Music

    To visit our YouTube page each week for links to live stream events:


  •        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.


    • Saturday: 12:10 PM SpanishEspañolES 5:00 PM EnglishEnglishEN 6:15 PM SpanishEspañolES
    • Sunday: 8:15 AM EnglishEnglishEN 9:30 AM SpanishEspañolES Walkirios 11:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN Choir 12:30 PM SpanishEspañolES Coro Hispano 6:00 PM EnglishEnglishEN Jazz
    • MonFri 12:00 PM EnglishEnglishEN 7:00 PM EnglishEnglishEN
    • Wednesday: 6:00 PM EnglishEnglishEN
  • Adoration Times /
    Hora de adoración

    • Friday: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM Blessed Sacrament Exposition
  •    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. 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 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.

    The loss, death, fears, and sorrows of 2020 make our Advent preparations more important than ever. To focus our attention on what we each can do to honor the birth of Christ, I invite you to commit to something very simple. I invite you to commit to daily actions to conserve and protect water for Advent. Water is essential to every birth and to all life. To start our commitment we will have a “Blessing of Water Bottles” next Sunday, December 6th, the Second Sunday of Advent. The special blessing will take place at 2:00 PM. We have Ascension reusable bottles that we will be giving out, or bring you own bottles to be blessed. This is also a significant gesture -- using fewer plastic water bottles which are so bad for our environment. This will be fun as a family, as well as a serious commitment to preserve God’s Creation and celebrate the birth of God’s Son. For those not wanting to be in the church for an extended period of time, this will be a very brief service. I hope many will consider making this commitment.

    A blessed Advent Season to you all!

    Fr. Kearney 

    Queridos Feligreses y amigos de Ascencion,

    Este fin de semana en la iglesia comenzamos un nuevo tiempo litúrgico y 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 expectación devota y gozosa. Está destinado a ser una temporada de esperanza. La segunda parte de Adviento es del 17 de diciembre 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. 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, 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 Plena Comunión 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 tendrá lugar en la Misa de Jazz de las 6:00 PM.

    La pérdida, la muerte, los temores y las tristezas de 2020 hacen que nuestros preparativos de Adviento sean más importantes que nunca. Para enfocar nuestra atención en lo que cada uno de nosotros puede hacer para honrar el nacimiento de Cristo, los invito a comprometerse con algo muy simple. Los invito a comprometerse con las acciones diarias para conservar y proteger el agua para el Adviento. El agua es esencial para todos los nacimientos y para toda la vida. Para iniciar nuestro compromiso tendremos una “Bendición de Botellas de Agua” el próximo domingo 6 de diciembre, segundo domingo de Adviento. La bendición especial tendrá lugar a las 2:00 PM. Tenemos botellas reutilizables de Ascencion que estaremos repartiendo, o les traeremos sus propias botellas para que sean bendecidas. Este también es un gesto significativo: usar menos botellas de agua de plástico que son tan malas para nuestro medio ambiente. Será divertido para la familia, así como un compromiso serio de preservar la Creación de Dios y celebrar el nacimiento del Hijo de Dios. Para aquellos que no quieran estar en la iglesia por un período de tiempo prolongado, este será un servicio muy breve. Espero que muchos consideren hacer este compromiso.

    ¡Bendito tiempo de Adviento para todos ustedes!

    Paz, Padre 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           

  •           facebook live
         recitals for advent

    Preston Smith, organist and pianist, with Guests

    The first in our Advent series of Wednesday noon recitals will be:
    Preston Smith, Organist, playing a half hour program at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. 

    Next Wed., 9 Dec, 12 noon: Livestream from Ascension Church


    Half-hour Recitals for Advent

    December 2, 9, 16, 23 - 12:00 PM

    Tune in for festive Advent
    and Christmas music

  •            mass schedule

    Sunday, November 29

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

    Monday, November 30
    7 PM - Spanish

    Tuesday, December 1
    12 PM - English

    Wednesday, December 2
    7 PM - Spanish

    Thursday, December 3
    12 PM- English

    Friday, December 4
    7 PM - Spanish

    Saturday, December 5
    5:30 PM - Bilingual

    Sunday, December 6

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

  •                Jazz mass 
            reopening notice

     The Sunday 6:00 PM Jazz Mass has always been a marquee occasion for so many parishioners each week. The beautiful jazz that fills Ascension each Sunday brings both regulars and a host of new guests to us, in an incredible expression of our faith and our true sense of community.

    One of the many unfortunate consequences of the global pandemic is that we had to pause this Mass.    At this time, however, thanks to generous donations of two of our Ascension faithful, we will be able to bring the musicians back to hold the Jazz Mass live on YouTube for the first Sunday of the month in October, November and December. In December, we will evaluate whether we can bring the Jazz Mass back more regularly in 2021. 

    The Jazz mass will be live streamed and the link will be posted in advance, in addition to the Sunday mass.

    If you would like to make a financial donation to allow us to continue to support the musicians for Jazz Mass, please make a one-time donation on Faith Direct (and note "Jazz mass") by following this link:  



    Ascension Instructional Return to Mass Video (English)


    Abriendo La Iglesia de la Ascencion de Nuevo (Español)


  • july 4th food pantry video

    The Ascension Food Pantry has been distributing food every Saturday throughout the pandemic. Lead by Robin Klueber, the menu is carefully prepared each week for balance and 
    variety, and the number of meals that have been distributed has quadrupled.

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


  •  coronavirus information

    Icons showing handwashing, staying home when sick, who is at risk and telecommuting. Text reads: NYC: Stop the spread of coronavirus!

    Symptoms, Chronic Risks

    Symptoms of COVID-19 commonly include fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. Most people with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms and fully recover without complications. Less commonly, COVID-19 may lead to pneumonia, hospitalization or death.

    People who are at most risk for severe illness are older adults or those who have chronic health conditions, such as

    • Lung disease
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Cancer
    • A weakened immune system


    The following precautions can help you stay healthy. You should wear a home made face mask in public. n95 face masks need to be reserved for the health care system.

    Daily Activities

    • Stay home. All New Yorkers — healthy or sick — need to stay home. You should only leave your home for essential tasks, such as work (if you cannot work from home), getting groceries and supplies or essential medical care. Try to use delivery services when possible.

    • Wash your hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds every time, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

    • Do not touch your face unless you recently washed your hands.

    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Do not use your hands.

    • Do not shake hands. Instead, wave or elbow bump.

    • If you are an older adult or have any of the chronic health conditions listed above, avoid all unnecessary gatherings and events.

    Avoiding Crowds in NYC

    • Walk or bike to work, if possible.
    • If the train or bus is too crowded, wait for the next one.
    • Avoid crowded spaces including restaurants and bars that are not following the guidance above.

    If You Are Sick, Stay Home

    • If you are sick, stay home. If you do not feel better in three to four days, consult your health care provider. Try to call, text, telemedicine or use your patient portal to contact your physician.

    • Avoid the emergency department and other places you seek healthcare if you are not severely ill. Stay home and keep healthcare access available for others with more severe illness.

    • If you need help getting medical care, call 311. You can get care in NYC regardless of immigration status or ability to pay.

    • If you have family or friends who are older adults or have chronic conditions, do not visit them if you feel sick.

    • Stay home for seven days after your symptoms started and for three days after your fever has stopped without the use of fever-reducing drugs, such as Tylenol and ibuprofen, and your cough or sore throat symptoms have improved.
  •   new York City resources

    1. NYCWell for mental health care (offered in 200 different languages) 

    Call 1-888-NYC-WELL or 1-800-621-4673.

    Text ‘well’ to 65173 or go to nyc.gov/nycwell for more information. 

    2. ThriveNYC mental health programs are available online and/or virtually a. To learn more follow the link https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/ 

    3. Please see hyperlinks for new COVID-19 guides, including: 

    Is It Anxiety, a Panic Attack, or COVID-19? b. Grief and Loss During the COVID-19 Outbreak c. COVID-19: Staying Connected With Friends and Family 

    4. Centralized COVID19 resources 

    ‘Text ‘COVID’ or ‘COVIDESP’ (for Spanish) to 692692 to sign up for alerts b. Follow the conversation on Twitter at #AskMyMayor c. nyc.gov/coronavirus d. https://access.nyc.gov/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/ e. https://www1.nyc.gov/site/helpnownyc/get-help/individuals.page 

    5. NYC Meal Delivery Assistance for those who cannot access food 

    Free meals are available to every New Yorker at over 400 locations 

    Text ‘NYC FOOD’ or ‘NYC COMIDA’ to 877-877 for more. b. Free halal meals are also available at these sites. 

    More info at http://schools.nyc.gov/ramadanmeals 

    To access SNAP (food stamps) 

    Go to https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/snap-online-shopping.page 

    NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline 1-877-204-8821, 8 – 8 pm, seven days a week. 9. NYC-Care for low-cost and no-cost health care services 

    If you can’t get insurance, get an NYC Health + Hospitals member’s card. b. Beyond providing critical services, including for emergencies, get: a doctor, affordable medications, help during emergencies, and more 

    Call 646-692-2273 (excellent customer service in 250+ languages) 

    10. Citywide testing sites for people most at risk 

    Open to 1199 workers, health care workers, and residents over 65 b. Call 1-888-OneMED1 or go to onemedical.com & use code NYCCARE30 

    11. Geriatric mental health and other senior programs 

    1-212-AGING-NYC (212-244-6469) 

    12. On March 27th, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that COVID19 health treatment would NOT be considered under the Public Charge rule (https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/public-charge) a. It will not impact your ability to apply for a green card or citizenship 

    13. DACA recipients needing help filing or paying for renewals 

    Call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 

    14. Contact the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs for any other questions 

    Call 212-788-7654 (9 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday) b. Email AskMOIA@cityhall.nyc.gov 

    15. NYC domestic violence hotline & borough family justice centers for domestic violence 

    General domestic violence hotline:1-800-621-4673 

    Family justice center Brooklyn: 718-250-5113 ii. Family justice center Bronx: 718-508-1220 iii. Family justice center Manhattan: 212-602-2800 iv. Family justice center Queens: 718-575-4545 

    Family justice center Staten Island: 718-697-4300 

    16. Benefits for those out of work OR have had their hours cut. If you recently lost your job or had your hours cut, you're likely eligible for unemployment benefits.

    Follow the link for more. https://access.nyc.gov/faq-for-pandemic-unemployment-benefits/ c. And for more information https://on.nyc.gov/2XSLFLj 

    17. NYC Taxi is hiring licensed TLC drivers to deliver food to New Yorkers 

    Pay is $15/hour, plus mileage and toll reimbursement. b. Sign up at http://nyc.gov/deliverytlc 18. For more information about public school remote learning, activities for students, and technical support a. Go to schools.nyc.gov/LearnAtHome 

    19. New webpage full of resources for those people with disabilities 

    Visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mopd/resources/covid-19-resources-for-people-with- disabilities

    20. Get free financial counseling – secure and confidential a. Book an appointment at http://nyc.gov/TalkMoney 

    21. FREE WeSpeakNYC weekly online language classes. Practice your English, make new friends, and learn about services for immigrant residents during the COVID19 outbreak. Sign up at http://wespeaknyc.cityofnewyork.us/wsnyc-online-classes/ 

    22. Services for NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents a. Go to http://on.nyc.gov/nycha-covid-19-resources b. Free face coverings, gloves, and sanitizer c. Free door-to-door meal distribution for seniors d. Regular check-in phone calls for seniors & vulnerable residents. e. Thousands of free tablets being delivered to seniors. 

    23. Student loan debt tips during COVID-19 

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/consumers/Student-Loan-Debt-Tips-During- COVID19.

    24. Freelancers in NYC facing nonpayment issues can file a complaint 

    Learn more: https://on.nyc.gov/34hE22g