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  •             LinkS to live                streaming sunday mass

    The Spanish mass will be live streamed at 9:30 AM each Sunday, and the English Mass will be live streamed at 11:00 AM each Sunday moving forward. You can watch the Mass live, but you can also view it at any time later. 

    Una vez más, 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 am cada domingo Cy en adelante. Una vez más, puede ver la misa en vivo, pero también puede verla en cualquier momento posterior. 

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

    Sunday Spanish 9:30 AM:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca3B8k2tdNc

    Sunday English 11:00 AM:

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

    English Service Music Leaflet Link:

    https://ascensionchurchnyc.org/documents/2020/9/25th%20Sun%20in%20Ord%20Time%20Yr%20A%2011am%2020%20Sept%202020.pdf

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

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT7vZIl4OyQWUnjw6D9RK_Q

  •        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.

  • CELEBRATION 
    OF THE EUCHARIST
    postponed

    • 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
    postponed

    • Friday: 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM Blessed Sacrament Exposition
  •    letter from the pastor

    Dear Parishioners and Friends of Ascension,

    The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer, reflection, action, and maybe even some activism to protect all of creation. It runs from September 1 to October 4th, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.The Season of Creation can be considered a devotional expression of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si.”

    Pope Francis has eloquently said, "We have forgotten who we are: creatures made in the image of God and called to dwell as brothers and sisters in a common home. We were created not to be tyrants, but to be at the heart of a network of life made up of millions of species joined together for us by our Creator. Now is the time to rediscover our vocation as ... stewards of creation."

    In the seasons of Advent, Epiphany, Lent and Easter we celebrate the life of Christ. In the season of Pentecost we celebrate the Holy Spirit. Now, in the season of Creation, we have an opportunity to celebrate creation and the Creator. This Season of Creation is meant to be a month-long prayerful observation of the state of the world, its beauty and the ecological crises that threaten it and all its inhabitants. Each of us is encouraged to engage ourselves actively in the prayerful and the spiritual lifestyle transformations to which each of us has been called through the “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”

    Being good stewards of creation not only requires a change in lifestyle, but it requires a deep conversion. It is through prayer, our closeness to Jesus, and our solidarity with those who live on the peripheries that will bring about a transformation of our hearts and our lives and help us to live everyday with a simplicity of life and solidarity with others.

    Before the pandemic, we were in the process of trying to form a Care for Creation Ministry. Caring for our Earth is a requirement of our faith. While we still don’t know exactly what shape this new ministry may take, perhaps the group will pray, read passages from and reflect on “Laudato Si”, and discuss what we can practically do in our homes, in our parish, and in our community. If anyone may be interested in being part of this ministry, please email Robin at rklueber@ascensionchurchnyc.org or you may email me at frkearney@ascensionchurchnyc.org.

    The following are some of the key take aways from “Laudato Si”, These are some good topics for beginning some discussions.

    1. The poor as disproportionately affected by climate change.

    2. Catholic Social Teaching now includes teaching on the environment.

    3. Discussions about ecology can be firmly ground in the Scriptures and church tradition.

    4. The spiritual perspective is now part of the discussion on the environment.

    5.Widespread indifference and selfishness worsen environmental problems.

    6. Everything is connected -- including the economy.

    7. Global dialogue and solidarity are needed.

    8. A change of heart is required.

    I hope this is helpful.

    I thank you for your continued concern of our common home.

    Peace,

    Fr. Kearney


    Queridos Feligreses y Amigos de Ascencion,


    La Temporada de la Creación es una celebración anual de oración, reflexión, acción y tal vez incluso algo de activismo para proteger toda la creación. Se lleva a cabo del 1 de sep- tiembre al 4 de octubre, fiesta de San Francisco de Asís. El Tiempo de la Creación puede considerarse una expresión devocional de la encíclica del Papa Francisco sobre el medio ambiente, "Laudato Si".

    El Papa Francisco ha dicho elocuentemente: "Nos hemos olvi- dado de quiénes somos: criaturas hechas a imagen de Dios y llamadas a vivir como hermanos y hermanas en una casa común. Fuimos creados no para ser tiranos, sino para estar en el corazón de una red de vida compuesta por millones de especies unidas por nuestro Creador. Ahora es el momento de redescubrir nuestra vocación como... administradores de la creación’.

    nEn los tiempos de Adviento, Epifanía, Cuaresma y Pascua celebramos la vida de Cristo. En la temporada de Pentecostés celebramos al Espíritu Santo. Ahora, en la temporada de la Creación, tenemos la oportunidad de celebrar la creación y al Creador. Esta Temporada de la Creación está destinada a ser una observación en oración de un mes del estado del mundo, su belleza y las crisis ecológicas que lo amenazan a él y a to- dos sus habitantes. Se anima a cada uno de nosotros a parti- cipar activamente en las transformaciones de estilo de vida espiritual y de oración a las que cada uno de nosotros ha sido llamado a través del "Laudato Si ', sobre el cuidado de nuestra casa común".

    Ser buenos administradores de la creación no solo requiere un cambio de estilo de vida, sino que requiere una conver- sión profunda. Es a través de la oración, nuestra cercanía a Jesús y nuestra solidaridad con los que viven en las periferias que traerá una transformación de nuestro corazón y nuestra vida y nos ayudará a vivir cada día con sencillez de vida y solidaridad con los demás.

    Antes de la pandemia, estábamos en el proceso de intentar formar un Ministerio de Atención a la Creación. Cuidar nuestra Tierra es un requisito de nuestra fe. Si bien todavía no sabemos exactamente qué forma puede tomar este nuevo ministerio, tal vez el grupo ore, lea pasajes y reflexione sobre Laudato Si, y discuta lo que podemos hacer en la práctica en nuestros hogares, en nuestra parroquia y en nuestra comu- nidad. . Si alguien puede estar interesado en ser parte de este ministerio, envíe un correo electrónico a Robin a rklue- ber@ascensionchurchnyc.org o puede enviarme un correo electrónico a frkearney@ascensionchurchnyc.org.

    Los siguientes son algunos de los puntos clave de ‘Laudato Si’. Estos son algunos buenos temas para comenzar algunas discusiones.

    1. Los pobres se ven afectados de manera desproporcionada por el cambio climático.

    2. La Doctrina Social Católica ahora incluye la enseñanza sobre el medio ambiente.

    3. Las discusiones sobre ecología se pueden basar firmemen- te en las Escrituras y la tradición de la iglesia.

    4. La perspectiva espiritual es ahora parte del debate sobre el medio ambiente.

    5. La indiferencia y el egoísmo generalizados empeoran los problemas ambientales

    6. Todo está conectado, incluida la economía.

    7. Se necesitan diálogo y solidaridad mundiales

    8. Se requiere un cambio de opinión

    Espero que esto sea útil.

    Les agradezco su continua preocupación por nuestra casa común.

    Paz,

    Padre 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, September 20

    9:30 AM - Spanish
    11:00 AM - English
    12:30 AM - Spanish
      
    Monday, September 21
    7 PM - Spanish

    Tuesday, September 22
    12 PM - English

    Wednesday, September 23
    7 PM - Spanish

    Thursday, September 24
    12 PM - English

    Friday, September 25
    7 PM - Spanish

    Saturday, September 26
    5:30 PM - Bilingual

    Sunday, September 27

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

  •            online giving
              EN LINEA DANDO 

    For those who are still in a financial position to do so, may we please invite and encourage you to seriously consider supporting Ascension through Faith Direct.  It is safe, simple and convenient. It gives you the option to contribute using a debit card or credit card or your checking or saving account. You can also go directly to this link: https://www.ascensionchurchnyc.org/httpsmembershipfaithdirectnetgivenowny588

    Para aquellos que todavía están en una posición financiera para hacerlo, podemos invitarlos y alentarlos a considerar seriamente apoyar Ascensión a través de Faith Direct. Es seguro, simple y conveniente. Le da la opción de contribuir utilizando una tarjeta de débito o crédito o su cuenta corriente o de ahorro. Puede inscribirse en Faith Direct (un sistema automatizado de regalos) visitando el sitio web de nuestra parroquia en ascensionchurchnyc.org. Hay una pestaña en la esquina superior derecha para Faith Direct. También puede ir directamente a este enlace:

    https:// www.ascensionchurchnyc.org/ httpsmembershipfaithdirectnetgivenowny588

  •   REOPENING INFORMATION             AND VIDEO LINKS

    Ascension Instructional Return to Mass Video (English)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFg0YM7ZOzE

    Abriendo La Iglesia de la Ascencion de Nuevo (Español)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upj-Ig0rCL4

  • 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.

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

  •  coronavirus information

    Icons showing handwashing, staying home when sick, who is at risk and telecommuting. Text reads: NYC: Stop the spread of coronavirus!
    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page

    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

    Prevention

    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 
    https://cv19engagementportal.cityofnewyork.us/#/display/5e7555117ad6750216160409 

    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