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                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.

    Saturday, February 27, 5:30 PM Bilingual Program Music

    Sunday, February 28, 9:30 AM Spanish

    Sunday, February 28, 11:00 AM English

    Sunday, February 28, Program Music

  •  Ascension's Grand 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

  •        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,

    Once, again, The Ascension Church Youth Group ("Spirit Squad"), is sponsoring a Lenten Mercy project to help homeless people still on our city streets. During Lent, we will be collecting donations of Metrocards which have a round-trip ride minimum ($5.50). The Spirit Squad will take the round trip Metro Cards and combine them with information/business cards from Camba, the homeless drop off shelter we work with in hosting the homeless. They will distribute the cards to homeless people on the streets and subways, in hopes that they will travel to the Camba Center to find the help they need. Once our shelter reopens, cars will be given to our guests as well. Sometimes they need a round trip metrocard to get to a job interview. For more information: rklueber@ascensionchurchnyc.org or you may call Robin at 212-749-5938.

    Here at Ascension, we have an excellent RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Program. RCIA is a spiritual journey which prepares adults to receive the Sacraments of Initiation -- Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. RCIA is broken up into four phases. The first phase is the Inquiry Phase -- a time during which the inquirers have the opportunity to obtain answers to questions they may have regarding the Catholic Faith. The second phase of the RCIA process is called the "Catechumenate." This phase involves the period of formal training (classes) in the Catholic faith. It is the phase during which the "catechumens" (those never baptized) and the "candidates" (those baptized in another religion or Catholics who have not been confirmed or never made First Communion) study the Catholic Faith.

    The third phase of the RCIA process is called "Purification and Enlightenment". This phase takes place during these forty days of the Lenten Season. Last Sunday, our catechumens were present for the Rite of Election. This rite usually takes place at the Cathedral, but due to COVID, that celebration was cancelled and moved to the parish. This weekend, our candidates will be present for a similar rite.

    During the Lenten Season, the focus of the RCIA process changes. Instruction into the Catholic Faith is replaced with an emphasis on conversion. Those who are already baptized take this opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. During the celebration of Mass on the Third, Fourth and Fifth Sundays of Lent, the Church celebrates the scrutinies with the elect. These rituals mark the final preparation of the catechumens to receive the Sacraments of initiation. This past week, we marked yet another milestone of the Coronavirus Pandemic with the death of 500,000 people. As we continue to pray in a special way for our catechumens and candidates, I ask everyone to pray in a special way for the 500,000 who have died and all who have been affected by this pandemic in any way.

    Peace, Fr. Kearney

    Estimados Feligreses y Amigos de Ascención,

    Una vez más, el Grupo Juvenil de la Iglesia Ascensión ("Escuadrón del Espíritu"), está patrocinando un proyecto de Misericordia de Cuaresma para ayudar a las personas sin hogar que todavía están en las calles de nuestra ciudad. Durante la Cuaresma, estaremos recolectando donaciones de Metrocard que tienen un viaje de ida y vuelta mínimo ($ 5.50). El Spirit Squad tomará las tarjetas de Metro de ida y vuelta y las combinará con tarjetas de información / negocios de Camba, el refugio para personas sin hogar con el que trabajamos para recibir a personas sin hogar. Distribuirán las tarjetas a las personas sin hogar en las calles y el metro, con la esperanza de que viajen al Centro Camba para encontrar la ayuda que necesitan. Una vez que nuestro refugio vuelva a abrir, también se les entregarán tarjetas a nuestros huéspedes. A veces necesitan una tarjeta metropolitana de ida y vuelta para ir a una entrevista de trabajo. Para obtener más información: rklueber@ascensionchurchnyc.org o puede llamar a Robin al 212-749-5938.

    Aquí en Ascencion, tenemos un excelente programa RICA (Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos). RICA es un viaje espiritual que prepara a los adultos para recibir los sacramentos de iniciación: bautismo, eucaristía y confirmación. RICA se divide en cuatro fases. La primera fase es la Fase de investigación, un tiempo durante el cual los interesados tienen la oportunidad de obtener respuestas a las preguntas que puedan tener sobre la fe católica. La segunda fase del proceso de RICA se llama "Catecumenado". Esta fase comprende el período de formación formal (clases) en la fe católica. Es la fase durante la cual los "catecúmenos" (los que nunca han bautizado) y los "candidatos" (los bautizados en otra religión o los católicos que no han sido confirmados o nunca han hecho la Primera Comunión) estudian la Fe Católica.

    La tercera fase del proceso de RICA se llama "Purificación e Iluminación". Esta fase tiene lugar durante estos cuarenta días del tiempo de Cuaresma. El domingo pasado, nuestros catecúmenos estuvieron presentes para el Rito de Elección. Este rito suele tener lugar en la Catedral, pero debido al COVID, esa celebración fue cancelada y trasladada a la parroquia. Este fin de semana, nuestros candidatos estarán presentes para un rito similar.

    Durante la temporada de Cuaresma, el enfoque del proceso de RICA cambia. La instrucción en la fe católica se reemplaza con un énfasis en la conversión. Los que ya están bautizados aprovechan esta oportunidad para recibir el Sacramento de la Reconciliación. Durante la celebración de la Misa del tercer, cuarto y quinto domingo de Cuaresma, la Iglesia celebra los escrutinios con los elegidos. Estos rituales marcan la preparación final de los catecúmenos para recibir los sacramentos de iniciación.

    La semana pasada, marcamos otro hito de la pandemia de coronavirus con la muerte de 500.000 personas. Mientras continuamos orando de manera especial por nuestros catecúmenos y candidatos, les pido a todos que oren de manera especial por los 500.000 que han muerto y todos los que se han visto afectados por esta pandemia de alguna manera.

    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, February 28

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

    Monday, March 1
    7 PM - Spanish

    Tuesday, March 2
    12 PM - English

    Wednesday, March 3
    7 PM - Spanish

    Thursday, March 4
    12 PM- English

    Friday, March 5
    7 PM - Spanish

    Saturday, March 6
    5:30 PM - Bilingual

    Sunday, March 7

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

  •         Jazz mass 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. 

    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