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    Sunday 11:00 AM  English Mass Leaflet 

         Bilingual Mass 5:30PM   

    Sunday 11:00AM English Mass (Live)

    Jazz Mass 6PM

     We are looking for volunteers to help live-stream the Sunday 11am Mass. Training is provided and no prior experience is needed, but you should be comfortable with computers and technology. If interested, please contact Ted Arthur at tedrarthur@gmail.com.



  •      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 two weeks time, we celebrate a special day as a parish. Thursday, May 26th, is Ascension Thursday -- our Titular Feast. On The Feast of the Ascension, also known as Ascension Thursday, we commemorate the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on the fortieth day of the Easter Season. It was necessary for Jesus to ascend into heaven in order for him to send to us the gift of the Holy Spirit. There in heaven, he is seated at God’s right hand of the Father in order to be our intercessor.

    This year, (despite the scaffolding), we look forward to celebrating our feast day together. On Ascension Thursday, we will have a special Bilingual Mass at 7:00 PM. The Mass will be sung by some of our wonderful parish musicians. The different types of music are very representative of the diversity that makes up Ascension Parish. Similarly, the food for for the dinner is representative of the many different cultures that worship here at Ascension on a regular basis. Please plan to be with us on Thursday evening, May 26th!

    I am pleased to share that our church has a different look thanks to the generosity and commitment of our many parishioners who dedicated pews in honor of their families, friends and other loved ones. Inside the rectory is a list of the named plaques and their locations. For those of you interested in dedicating a pew, we will renew this campaign again at the end of the summer – or once the scaffolding comes down

    And finally, our charismatic prayer group (Circulo de Oración) will be celebrating their 45th Anniversary as a group. On Monday, May 23th, Bishop Joseph Espaillat will be the celebrant of the 7 PM evening Mass -- celebrating the anniversary of our Prayer Group. Bishop Espaillat is the first Dominican Bisihop in our country. He is currently the youngest bishop in the United States. Please plan on joining in this celebration on Monday, May 23rd.

    In the meantime, we continue to pray for the people of Ukraine, and for peace in the world

    Peace, Fr. Kearney

    Estimados Feligreses y Amigos de Ascencion,

    Dentro de dos semanas, celebramos un día especial como parroquia. El jueves 26 de mayo es el jueves de la Ascensión, nuestra Fiesta Titular. En La Fiesta de la Ascensión, también conocida como Jueves de la Ascensión, conmemoramos la Ascensión corporal de Jesús al cielo. El Día de la Ascensión se celebra tradicionalmente el cuadragésimo día del Tiempo Pascual. Fue necesario que Jesús ascendiera al cielo para que nos enviara el don del Espíritu Santo. Allí en el cielo, está sentado a la diestra de Dios del Padre para ser nuestro intercesor.

    Este año, (a pesar del andamiaje), esperamos celebrar juntos nuestra fiesta. El jueves de la Ascensión tendremos una misa bilingüe especial a las 7:00 p. m. La Misa será cantada por algunos de nuestros maravillosos músicos parroquiales. Los diferentes tipos de música son muy representativos de la diversidad que conforma la Parroquia Ascensión. Del mismo modo, la comida para la cena es representativa de las muchas culturas diferentes que adoran aquí en Ascension de forma regular. Por favor planee estar con nosotros el jueves. noche, 26 de mayo!

    Me complace compartir que nuestra iglesia tiene un aspecto diferente gracias a la generosidad y el compromiso de nuestros numerosos feligreses que dedicaron bancas en honor a sus familias, amigos y otros seres queridos. Dentro de la rectoría hay una lista de las placas nombradas y sus ubicaciones. Para aquellos de ustedes interesados en dedicar un banco, renovaremos esta campaña nuevamente al final del verano, o una vez que se bajen los andamios.

    Y finalmente, nuestro grupo carismático de oración (Círculo de Oración) estará celebrando su 45 Aniversario como grupo. El lunes 23 de mayo, el obispo Joseph Espaillat será el celebrante de la Misa vespertina de las 7 PM, celebrando el aniversario de nuestro Grupo de Oración. Monseñor Espaillat es el primer Bisihop dominicano en nuestro país. Actualmente es el obispo más joven de los Estados Unidos. Planee unirse a esta celebración el lunes 23 de mayo.

    Mientras tanto, seguimos orando por el pueblo de Ucrania y por la paz en el mundo.

    Paz, P. Kearney
  •        Pastoral & Clergy                          Staff

    Rev. Daniel S. Kearney  

    Rev. Raymond Rafferty  
    In Residence

    Rev. Daniel Le Blanc OMI
    In Residence

    Mr. Nelson Falcon
    Parish Deacon

    Mary Santorello, Director of Faith Formation

    Cipriano Lantigua
    Home Ministry

               Michael Elmore           

    Preston Smith, Business Manager and Director of Music

  •            mass schedule

    Sunday, May 8
    9:30 AM Spanish
    11:00 AM English
    12:30 PM Spanish
    6:00 PM Jazz Mass

    Monday, May 2
    12:00 PM  Communion ( English)
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Tuesday, May 3
    12:00 PM English
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Wednesday, May 4
    12:00 PM- Communion ( English)
    7:00 PM Mass (Spanish)

    Thursday, May 5
    12:00 PM English
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Friday, May 6
    12:00 PM- Communion ( English)
    7:00 PM Mass (Spanish)

    Saturday, May 7
    5:30 Billingual 
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  • history of Ascensions    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.
    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


    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.