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  •     readings/ Lecturas        links for Sunday mass

         Bilingual Mass 5:30PM   

    Sunday 11:00 AM  English Mass Leaflet 

    Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
     ( Readings)

    Sunday 11:00AM English Mass (Live)

    Jazz Mass 6PM

    Synod Survey

    Ascension Culinary Institute reopens July 12th. (Register here)





    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,

    Allow me to begin by first offering a word of thanks to the many people involved in coordinating the celebration that took place last Sunday, following the Mass of Thanksgiving for our newly ordained deacon. As I think by now most know, Daniel Corniel, a faithful parishioner of Ascension Parish for many years, was ordained last Saturday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral by Cardinal Dolan to the Permanent Diaconate. After the 12:30 Mass on Sunday, the parish hosted a very nice meal and celebration for our newly ordained deacon. So much work was done by so many people – thank you. Much of this was coordinated by Deacon Nelson. Thank you Deacon Nelson et al and congratulations once again to Deacon Corniel.

    As promised, I will keep you updated on the progress of our ceiling restoration. The project began on April 27th with the building of the scaffolding. As I mentioned, because of the fact that our church ceiling is so high, it took a little over a month just to build all of the necessary scaffolding. Since securing all of the scaffolding, much work has been done.

    The cleaning of decorative painting elements has begun. This work is ongoing and it will continue through early July. The plaster repairs have also begun. Similarly the plaster repairs are ongoing and that part of the project will be ongoing through the end of June/early July. The in-painting over plaster repairs has just started. At this point they are testing materials and reviewing the techniques they will be using.

    In the meantime, Femenella and Associates who specialize in historic windows, will begin cleaning the clerestory windows the week of June 27.

    The good news of all this is that the project remains on schedule and on budget. They are still estimating completion of their work at the end of August and the removal of the scaffold will begin early September

    I will continue to keep you updated on their progress. So far, everything is going exactly as planned. I know the scaffolding is cumbersome and a bit of an inconvenience, but this will only serve to enhance the beauty of Ascension Church.

    In the meantime, we continue to pray for the victims of the mass shooting that took place in Harlem this past Monday. We continue to pray for the many victims of gun violence. We continue to pray for all the troubled areas of the world.

    Peace, Fr. Kearney

    Estimados Feligreses y Amigos de Ascencion,

    Permítanme comenzar ofreciendo primero una palabra de agradecimiento a las muchas personas involucradas en la coordinación de la celebración que tuvo lugar el domingo pasado, luego de la Misa de Acción de Gracias por nuestro recién ordenado diácono. Como creo que ahora la mayoría sabe, Daniel Corniel, un fiel feligrés de la Parroquia de la Ascensión durante muchos años, fue ordenado el pasado sábado en la Catedral de San Patricio por el cardenal Dolan al diaconado permanente. Después de la misa de las 12:30 el domingo, la parroquia ofreció una muy buena comida y celebración para nuestro diácono recién ordenado. Mucha gente hizo mucho trabajo, gracias. Gran parte de esto fue coordinado por el Diácono Nelson. Gracias Deacon Nelson et al y felicitaciones una vez más a Deacon Corniel.

    Como prometí, los mantendré informados sobre el progreso de la restauración de nuestro techo. El proyecto comenzó el 27 de abril con la construcción del andamio. Como mencioné, debido al hecho de que el techo de nuestra iglesia es tan alto, tomó un poco más de un mes construir todo el andamiaje necesario. Desde que aseguraron todos los andamios, se ha trabajado mucho.

    Se ha iniciado la limpieza de elementos de pintura decorativa. Este trabajo está en curso y continuará hasta principios de julio. También han comenzado las r eparaciones de yeso. Del mismo modo, las reparaciones de yeso están en curso y esa parte del proyecto continuará hasta finales de junio o principios de julio. Las reparaciones de pintura sobre yeso acaban de comenzar. En este momento están probando materiales y revisando las técnicas que utilizarán.

    Mientras tanto, Femenella and Associates, que se especializa en ventanas históricas, comenzará a limpiar las ventanas del claristorio la semana del 27 de junio.

    La buena noticia de todo esto es que el proyecto se mantiene dentro del cronograma y el presupuesto. Todavía están estimando la finalización de su trabajo a finales de agosto y el retiro del andamio comenzará a principios de septiembre.

    Continuaré manteniéndolos actualizados sobre su progreso. Hasta ahora, todo va exactamente como estaba previsto. Sé que los andamios son engorrosos y un poco incómodos, pero esto solo servirá para realzar la belleza de la Iglesia de la Ascensión.

    Mientras tanto, seguimos orando por las víctimas del tiroteo masivo que tuvo lugar en Harlem el pasado lunes. Seguimos orando por las muchas víctimas de la violencia armada. Seguimos orando por todas las áreas conflictivas del mundo
    Paz, P. Kearney
  •        Pastoral & Clergy                          Staff

    Rev. Daniel S. Kearney  
    Pastor

    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           
    Sacristan


    Preston Smith, Business Manager and Director of Music

  •            mass schedule

    Sunday, June 26
    9:30 AM Spanish
    11:00 AM English
    12:30 PM Spanish
    6:00 PM Jazz Mass

    Monday, June 20
    12:00 PM  Communion ( English)
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Tuesday, June 21
    12:00 PM English
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Wednesday, June 22
    12:00 PM- Communion ( English)
    7:00 PM Mass (Spanish)


    Thursday, June 23
    12:00 PM English
    7:00 PM Spanish

    Friday, June 24
    12:00 PM- Communion ( English)
    7:00 PM Mass (Spanish)

    Saturday, June 25
    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.
     
    DIRECTRICES DE COVID ACTUALIZADAS
     
    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

    https://vax4nyc.nyc.gov/patient/s/.

    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.