Ascension Mass, Potluck to Follow
May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
In celebration of our Lord’s ascension into heaven to the right hand of the Father forty days after his Resurrection, we will be celebrating Mass for this most holy solemnity, a day of obligation for all members of the Ordinariate. Unlike some dioceses this day is not moved to Sunday in the Ordinariate, but remains on its traditional Thursday date (Acts 1: 3, 9). Following Mass you are invited to participate in the Novena for the coming of the Holy Ghost, a powerful experience of nine days of prayer, inflaming your heart and being filled with the power Holy Ghost, strengthening your will, and growing in virtue. We will be using the Novena found in the St. Gregory’s Prayer Book, which contains many beautiful devotion gathered together from the rich treasury of Anglican patrimony now brought back into the Catholic Church.
Saint James will be providing the main dish (some type of bird in honor of the ascension) and everyone else is asked to bring a side. Please RSVP and sign up for a dish, so that we know how much of the main dish to prepare. If you are not able to bring a dish, please sign up to assist in some other way: table décor, setup, cleanup, pictures, games, invitation assistance. More details to come as the event comes closer.