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  •    LinkS to live streaming 
                 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:

    Ascension School Graduation 
    8:00 AM

    Graduation 2021

    Readings for Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Saturday 5:30 PM Bilingual Program/Music

    Sunday 9:30 AM Spanish Mass

    Sunday, 11:00 AM English Mass

    English 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,

    In the church, the month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost. (The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart was celebrated this past Friday.) In addition to the liturgical celebration, many devotional exercises are connected with the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Of all devotions, devotion to the Sacred Heart was, and remains, one of the most widespread and popular in the Church.

    Understood in the light of the Scriptures, the term "Sacred Heart of Jesus" denotes the entire mystery of Christ, the totality of his being, and his person considered in its most intimate essential: Son of God, uncreated wisdom; infinite charity, principal of the salvation and sanctification of mankind. The "Sacred Heart" is Christ, the Word Incarnate, Saviour, intrinsically containing, in the Spirit, an infinite divine-human love for the Father and for his brothers.

    The main origins of this feast are with the visions that were received by Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, a 17th century Visitation nun. She was considered by many to be a mystic. Visions with Jesus presenting himself with his heart were initially disbelieved by her fellow sisters. Then Jesus promised, through prayer, to send her a faithful servant and perfect friend. Shortly after that, a Jesuit showed up at the Convent to serve as spiritual director. He believed that Sister Margaret Mary’s visions were in fact authentic.

    Some people are turned off by the this devotion because of some of the kitschy images of Jesus tearing open his cloak and exposing his Sacred Heart. But if we set this piety apart, then we can reflect on one of the most important and fundamental aspects of Jesus’ life - the way he loved. The Sacred Heart is an invitation to ask ourselves how did Jesus love and whom did Jesus love. And it seems to me that the answer to those questions are, abundantly, totally and completely and, everybody, especially, those who are poor and are marginalized.

    It goads us to ask the question in our own lives. . . how do we love and whom do we love? That leads us to the most fundamental of all questions. How do we learn to love like Jesus… We love with our human hearts and we seek to love others with a divine heart.

    Then yesterday in the church we celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is always celebrated on the day following the Sacred Heart.

    The main difference between the devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary is that the heart of Jesus emphasizes his divine heart as being full of love for humankind. Devotion to Mary's heart is essentially concerned with the love that her heart has for Jesus, for God.

    With all of the problems plaguing our world, our city, and even our church, we ask for the special intercession of Jesus and Mary under the titles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

    Peace,
    Fr. Kearney

    Queridos feligreses y amigos de Ascensión,

    En la iglesia, el mes de junio está dedicado al Sagrado Corazón de Jesús. La Iglesia celebra la Solemnidad del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús el viernes siguiente al segundo domingo después de Pentecostés. (El viernes pasado se celebró la Solemnidad del Sagrado Corazón.) Además de la celebración litúrgica, muchos ejercicios devocionales están relacionados con el Sagrado Corazón de Jesús. De todas las devociones, la devoción al Sagrado Corazón fue y sigue siendo una de las más extendidas y populares en la Iglesia.

    Entendido a la luz de las Escrituras, el término "Sagrado Corazón de Jesús" denota todo el misterio de Cristo, la totalidad de su ser y su persona considerada en su esencia más íntima: Hijo de Dios, sabiduría increada; caridad infinita, principal de la salvación y santificación de los hombres. El "Sagrado Corazón" es Cristo, Verbo Encarnado, Salvador, que contiene intrínsecamente, en el Espíritu, un amor divinohumano infinito por el Padre y por sus hermanos.

    Los principales orígenes de esta fiesta son las visiones que recibió Santa Margarita María Alacoque, monja de la Visitación del siglo XVII. Muchos la consideraban una mística. Las visiones de Jesús presentándose a sí mismo con su corazón fueron inicialmente no creídas por sus hermanas hermanas. Entonces Jesús prometió, a través de la oración, enviarle una sierva fiel y una amiga perfecta. Poco después de eso, un jesuita se presentó en el Convento para servir como director espiritual. Creía que las visiones de la hermana Margaret Mary eran de hecho auténticas.

    Algunas personas se sienten apagadas por esta devoción debido a algunas de las imágenes kitsch de Jesús rasgando su manto y exponiendo su Sagrado Corazón. Pero si distinguimos esta piedad, entonces podemos reflexionar sobre uno de los aspectos más importantes y fundamentales de la vida de Jesús: la forma en que amó. El Sagrado Corazón es una invitación a preguntarnos cómo amó Jesús y a quién amó Jesús. Y me parece que la respuesta a esas preguntas es, en abundancia, total y completamente y, todos, especialmente, los pobres y marginados.

    Nos incita a hacer la pregunta en nuestras propias vidas. . . ¿Cómo amamos y a quién amamos? Eso nos lleva a la más fundamental de todas las preguntas. ¿Cómo aprendemos a amar como Jesús? Amamos con nuestro corazón humano y buscamos amar a los demás con un corazón divino.

    Luego, ayer en la iglesia celebramos la Fiesta del Inmaculado Corazón de María. La Fiesta del Inmaculado Corazón de María se celebra siempre el día siguiente al Sagrado Corazón.

    La principal diferencia entre las devociones al Sagrado Corazón de Jesús y el Inmaculado Corazón de María es que el corazón de Jesús enfatiza su corazón divino como lleno de amor por la humanidad. La devoción al corazón de María tiene que ver esencialmente con el amor que su corazón siente por Jesús, por Dios.

    Con todos los problemas que azotan nuestro mundo, nuestra ciudad e incluso nuestra iglesia, pedimos la intercesión especial de Jesús y María bajo los títulos del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús y el Inmaculado Corazón de María.

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

    • 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, June 13

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

    Monday, June 14
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Tuesday, June 15
    12:00 PM English
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Wednesday, June 16
    7:00 PM Spanish 

    Thursday, June 17
    7:00 PM Spanish 

    Friday, June 18
    12:00 PM English 
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Saturday, June 19
    5:30 PM Bilingual

    Sunday, June 20

    9:30 AM Spanish
    11:00 AM English
    12:30 PM Spanish
  • Climate change resources

    There are 2 conferences that have good speakers and workshops for people willing to take some actions. 

    The Youth & Young Adult June Call (it’s a monthly call with leadership training for 18-39) June 17 at 7:30 -8:30 ET
    Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Climate Action All-Call (June). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. 

    Please register here

    The annual “Laudato Si and the US Catholic Church” -Conference July 13-16, 2021 (Virtual sessions) Sponsored by Creighton Univ. Has excellent speakers & workshops. People can go to one, a few, or all of the sessions.

    For more information please link here

    Catholic Climate Covenant Newsletter

  • please view a special 125th Anniversary Message from 
    Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

  • the ascension food pantry

    The Ascension Food Pantry has been distributing food every Saturday throughout the pandemic, and this work has continued through Spring 2021.

    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 that have worked very hard every week to meet the needs of our community.  

    The volunteer food pantry is run with much effort, detail, and organization, among many volunteers, from dontations to orders to delivery trucks, through organizing and packaging, often with special touches, and thoughtfully given to a person or family in need. 

    Everyone's wonderful work is so greatly appreciated.

    Below is a video of the food pantry celebrating July 4th, 2020. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og72mhiz6V4

  •  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

  •               Jazz mass 

     This 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.

    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:  

    https://ascensionchurchnyc.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9865c0e3f75760e2521b6e64&id=ddf5cf030b&e=44cf8cb597