Thursday, May 18, 2023
The feast of the Ascension of the Lord commemorates the day that Jesus Christ ascended into heaven. He also gave the Great Commission, that all of the world should be saved.
- First Reading: Acts 1:1-11 – “he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight”
- Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 – “God reigns over the nations”
- Second Reading: Ephesians 1:17-23 – “he put all things beneath his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body”
- Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 – “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations”
So this is a day to focus on our service to the Kingdom of God and evangelization. Here are some ideas for youth ministry, your home, and your Sunday School: