“Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up at the skies? This Jesus who has been taken from you will return, just as you saw him go up into the heavens.” (Acts 1:11)
The Ascension of the Lord (40 days after Easter) is recounted in the Acts of the Apostles. We commemorate this occasion on Ascension Thursday, celebrated May 5 this year.
So what is our response to the question posed in the Acts of the Apostles? Are we looking up to heaven or are we about the work of the Lord? Jesus was very clear in directing us to the corporal works of mercy that he modeled for us. In the time between his Ascension and his return in glory, we are to carry on the works he did among us. We are to be instruments of him in meeting the needs of those around us.
As we look to this week’s solemnity, let us resolve to act with mercy in some very concrete manner in the next seven days in our families, in our parish, or in our community.
This week our school community is praying for all of our school families and parishioners, Pope Francis, Mrs. Walters, Mr. Clancy, Conall Harvey, Mrs. Reavey’s dad, Mrs. Beaver, Mr. Rymal, Brigid Squilla, Betsy Plowman, Maureen Howe, Mrs. Gallagher’s Mom, Maxx DiVario, Mrs. MacCrory’s Dad, Ellen Soltys, Michelle Shonleber, Dylan DeVries, Deacon Jack Schlegel, Gilda Fulginitti, Donna Conlin, Kelly Brodnik, Father John Denney, OSA, Dana Brennan, George Milliken, Jane Dugherty, Layla Beecham, Barbara Messer, Dorothy Waeltz, two special intentions, and for all those in need.
Congratulations to our second grade students from ABVM parish who will receive their First Eucharist on Saturday. We are happy to have them as more active members of our church community.
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