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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 st 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 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=mj1SSY0-MIs

    Sunday English 11:00 AM:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQSs3nsCZGI

    English Service Music Leaflet:

    https://ascensionchurchnyc.org/documents/2020/8/19th%20Sun%20in%20Ord%20Time%20Yr%20A%2011am%209%20August%202020.pdf

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

    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.

  •    letter from the pastor

    Dear Parishioners and Friends of Ascension,

    This coming Saturday, August 15th, we celebrate in the Church the Feast of the Assumption.

    The doctrine of the Assumption reminds us that at the end of her life on earth, Mary was assumed, body and soul, into heaven, just as Enoch, Elijah, and perhaps others had been before her. It’s also important to keep in mind what the Assumption is not. Some people think Catholics believe Mary "ascended" into heaven. Christ, by his own power, ascended into heaven. Mary was assumed or taken up into heaven by God. She didn’t do it under her own power.

    It is agreed upon that Mary life ended in Jerusalem, or perhaps in Ephesus. However, neither those cities nor any other claimed her remains, though there are claims about possessing her (temporary) tomb. And why did no city claim the bones of Mary? Apparently because there weren’t any bones to claim, and people knew it. Here was Mary, certainly the most privileged of all the saints, certainly the most saintly, but we have no record of her bodily remains being venerated anywhere.

    On Saturday, (August 15th) at 10:00 AM, a Bilingual Mass will be celebrated for the Assumption. The Friday evening Spanish Mass on August 14th, will be a Vigil for the Assumption. All are invited -- all are welcome. Please do keep in mind that because of the COVID 19 Virus, there is NO obligation to attend Mass.

    This year, again, like so many other things, because of the Covid virus, there was no public celebration of Holy Week. There was no Easter vigil. All of those from our RCIA program continued to meet via zoom after Easter.

    Since the church reopened on July 4th weekend, we have been celebrating the sacraments for our catechumens and our candidates. Each weekend, we have been celebrating the sacraments for three or four people at a time. We rotated between the 5:30 PM bilingual mass on Saturdays, the 11:00 and the 12:30 mass on Sundays. While we wanted to be attentive to all of those who have prepared for the Easter sacraments, we also didn’t want to overcrowd any one particular mass. After the 12:30 PM mass this weekend, all of our candidates and catechumens will have received their Easter sacraments. There were 6 catechumens -- they received the 3 sacraments of initiation. In addition there were 13 candidates who received Confirmation and First Communion. One of the candidates was received into full communion.

    The catechumens who received the 3 Sacraments of initiation were Pedro Kelvin Guzman, Michelle Lee Rincon, Ralph Rincon, Servando Moquete, Jingeun Seo, and Kaeko Noji. The candidates who received First Communion and Confirmation were Eli Jordan Garcia, Joseph Orr, Amanda Ramirez, Noah Kenneth Santorello, Alexandra Valentin, Jose Antonio, Alvin Caba, Jason Caba, Yaiza Caba, Noris Guererro Mateo, Jenny Ovalle, Irene Ramirez, and Merely Rojas Guerrero.

    On behalf of Ascension Parish, I would like to congratulate all those who received their Easter Sacraments. Congratulations! In addition, I would like to thank Deacon Nelson, Manuel Filpo, Peter Steinfels, and Jan Dugan who have been so very faithful in passing on our faith to others through RCIA!

    Congratulations and thanks to all!

    Peace,

    Fr. Kearney



    Queridos Feligreses y Amigos de la Ascención,

    El próximo sábado 15 de agosto, celebramos en la Iglesia la Fiesta de la Asunción.

    La doctrina de la Asunción nos recuerda que al final de su vida en la tierra, María fue asumida, en cuerpo y alma, al cielo, tal como Enoc, Elijah y quizás otros habían estado an- tes que ella. También es importante tener en cuenta lo que no es la Asunción. Algunas personas piensan que los católi- cos creen que María "ascendió" al cielo. Cristo, por su propio poder, ascendió al cielo. María fue asumida o llevada al cielo por Dios. Ella no lo hizo bajo su propio poder.

    Se acuerda que la vida de María terminó en Jerusalén, o tal vez en Éfeso. Sin embargo, ni esas ciudades ni ninguna otra reclamaron sus restos, aunque hay reclamos sobre la pose- sión de su tumba (temporal). ¿Y por qué ninguna ciudad reclamó los huesos de María? Aparentemente porque no había huesos para reclamar, y la gente lo sabía. Aquí estaba María, ciertamente la más privilegiada de todos los santos, ciertamente la más santa, pero no tenemos constancia de que sus restos corporales sean venerados en ninguna parte.

    El sábado (15 de agosto) a las 10:00 a.m., se celebrará una misa bilingüe para la Asunción. La misa española del viernes 14 de agosto será una vigilia por la Asunción. Todos están invitados, todos son bienvenidos. Tenga en cuenta que debi- do al virus COVID 19, NO hay obligación de asistir a misa.

    Este año, nuevamente, como tantas otras cosas, debido al virus Covid, no hubo celebración pública de la Semana San- ta. No hubo vigilia pascual. Todos los de nuestro programa RICA continuaron reuniéndose por zoom después de Pascua.

    Desde que la iglesia reabrió el fin de semana del 4 de julio, hemos estado celebrando los sacramentos para nuestros ca- tecúmenos y nuestros candidatos. Cada fin de semana, he- mos estado celebrando los sacramentos para tres o cuatro personas a la vez. Rotamos entre la misa bilingüe de las 5:30 PM los sábados, la misa de las 11:00 y las 12:30 los domingos. Si bien queríamos estar atentos a todos los que se habían preparado para los sacramentos de Pascua, tampoco quería- mos hacinamiento en ninguna misa en particular. Después de la misa de las 12:30 PM de este fin de semana, todos nues- tros candidatos y catecúmenos habrán recibido sus sacra- mentos de Pascua. Hubo 6 catecúmenos: recibieron los 3 sacramentos de iniciación. Además hubo 13 candidatos que recibieron la Confirmación y la Primera Comunión. Uno de los candidatos fue recibido en plena comunión.

    Los catecúmenos que recibieron los 3 sacramentos de inicia- ción fueron Pedro Kelvin Guzmán, Michelle Lee Rincón, Ralph Rincón, Servando Moquete, Jingeun Seo y Kaeko Noji. Los candidatos que recibieron la Primera Comunión y la Confirmación fueron Eli Jordan García, Joseph Orr, Amanda Ramírez, Noah Kenneth Santorello, Alexandra Valentín, José Antonio, Alvin Caba, Jason Caba, Yaiza Caba, Noris Guererro Mateo, Jenny Ovalle, Irene Ramirez y Merely Rojas Guerrero.

    En nombre de la parroquia de la Ascension, me gustaría felicitar a todos los que recibieron sus Sacramentos de Pas- cua. ¡Felicidades! Además, me gustaría agradecer al Diácono Nelson, Manuel Filpo, Peter Steinfels y Jan Dugan, que han sido muy fieles al transmitir nuestra fe a otros a través de RICA.

    ¡Felicidades y gracias a todos!

    Paz,
    Padre Kearney

  • 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
  • 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, August 9

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

     Monday, August 10
    7 PM - Spanish

    Tuesday, August 11
    12 PM - English

    Wednesday, August 12
    7 PM - Spanish

    Thursday, August 13
    12 PM - English

    Friday, August 14
    7 PM - Spanish

    Saturday, August 15

    10:00 AM - Bilingual
    5:30 PM - Bilingual

    Sunday, August 16

    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.
  •   ushers for spanish mass

    I am happy to announce that Doris Félix has accepted the position of Spanish Mass Usher Coordinator.

    Especially during this time of insuring that all of our parishioners have a safe, clean environment for worship, we need a team of ushers to assist at all masses.  Last Friday night at the 7pm mass, Doris and Preston signed up a dozen parishioners who have agreed to serve the weekday and Sunday masses. Jesus and Minerva Rodriguez will continue to coordinate the ushers at the 9:30 (and 11:00 AM) Mass.  Doris will coordinate the 12:30 Sunday Mass as well as the weekday Spanish Masses.  Doris will assign captains for each of the weekday masses who will be responsible for their teams. She will do the same for the 12:30 on Sundays.  If ushers are unable to perform their duties due to sickness, the captain then notifies Doris who will find a quick replacement.  A copy of the sign-up sheet is also at the front desk in the reception area if you would like to be added as an usher.

    Thank you, Doris!
     

    Me complace anunciar que Doris Félix ha aceptado el puesto de Coordinador de Usher de masas en español.

    Especialmente durante este tiempo de asegurar que todos nuestros feligreses tengan un ambiente seguro y limpio para la adoración, necesitamos un equipo de acomodadores para ayudar a todas las masas. El viernes por la noche en la misa de las 7pm, Doris y Preston contrataron a una docena de feligreses que acordaron servir en las misas de los días laborables y los domingos. Jesús y Minerva Rodríguez continuarán coordinando a los ujieres en la misa de las 9:30 (y las 11:00 a.m.). Doris coordinará la misa del domingo a las 12:30 y las misas en español entre semana. Doris asignará capitanes para cada una de las misas entre semana que serán responsables de sus equipos. Ella hará lo mismo para las 12:30 los domingos. Si los ujieres no pueden realizar sus tareas debido a una enfermedad, el capitán notifica a Doris, quien encontrará un reemplazo rápido. Una copia de la hoja de inscripción también se encuentra en la recepción en el área de recepción si desea ser agregado como ujier.

    Gracias Doris!

  •   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 

  •     2020 earth day prayer

    On Earth Day
    we give thanks for signs of spring
    melting snow or blooming flowers,
    singing robins or flowing streams.
    O Creator, we give You thanks and praise.

    THIS Earth Day
    as we mostly see those signs through our windows or walking alone,
    we notice that the earth has some rest from human activity, Even while we worry and struggle, with people around the world.
    O Creator, we learn in the midst of our concerns.

    Each Earth Day,
    We grieve the state of life and loss on the Earth, deteriorating faster than ever before. We confess our selfish actions, taking – using – what we want, not only what we need. Not all of our actions have brought You the honour we wish to bring
    O Creator, we confess our sins with humble hearts.

    The Earth cradles us in her sorrow
    You, our Source, grieve with her, Your love for us abiding always.
    In the midst of all our faults and blunders, You forgive and love us still.
    O Creator, we rest in the assurance of that love.

    This year we have seen how swiftly humans can adapt. Give us the eyes to see wisdom in this moment.
    Give us the courage to change our ways foreverto live responsibly, to advocate boldly,to honour and protect what You have created.

    O Creator, with your help, we will change our ways, Through the power of the Spirit, with Jesus as our guide.
    Amen
     

    En el día de la tierra damos gracias por los signos de la primavera nieve derretida o flores florecientes, cantando petirrojos o corrientes que fluyen. Oh Creador, te damos gracias y alabanzas.

    ESTE Día de la Tierra
    ya que en su mayoría vemos esas señales a través de nuestras ventanas o caminando solos
    notamos que la tierra descansa un poco de la actividad humana,
    Incluso mientras nos preocupamos y luchamos, con personas de todo el mundo.

    Oh Creador, aprendemos en medio de nuestras preocupaciones.
    Cada día de la tierra,
    Lamentamos el estado de vida y pérdida en la Tierra, deteriorándose más rápido que nunca.
    Confesamos nuestras acciones egoístas, tomando - usando - lo que queremos, no solo lo que necesitamos.

    No todas nuestras acciones te han traído el honor que deseamos brindar
    Oh Creador, confesamos nuestros pecados con corazones humildes.
    La tierra nos acuna en su dolor
    Tú, nuestra fuente, lloras con ella, tu amor por nosotros permanece siempre.

    En medio de todas nuestras fallas y errores, Todavía nos perdonas y amas. Oh Creador, descansamos en la seguridad de ese amor.
    Este año hemos visto cuán rápidamente los humanos pueden adaptarse Danos los ojos para ver la sabiduría en este momento.
    Danos el coraje de cambiar nuestros caminos para siempre vivir responsablemente, abogar con valentía, para honrar y proteger lo que has creado.

    Oh Creador, con tu ayuda, cambiaremos nuestras formas,
    Por el poder del Espíritu,
    con Jesús como nuestra guía.
    Amén