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The Ascension of the Lord

About the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of the Lord celebrates the day that Jesus Christ ascended into heaven.

It is celebrated 40 days after Easter.

However, in most dioceses in the United States the feast day is moved to the following Sunday.

Daily Mass Readings, Dates, and Resources

See below for resources and ideas for the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord using the daily Mass readings for a particular year in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar.

Other Resources

Catholic Moms, Dads, Catechists, and Teachers group

The Ascension of the Lord Year A (2023)

The feast of the Ascension of the Lord Year A commemorates the day that Jesus Christ ascended into heaven. He also gave the Great Commission, that all of the world should be saved. So this is a day to focus…

The Ascension of the Lord – Year B (2024)

The readings for the The Ascension of the Lord for Year B encourage us to being open to the Holy Spirit and willing to spread the Good News. Discussion topics for this week could include evangelization, the Holy Spirit, and…

Proclaim the Gospel

Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Who Lives in Your World? – Discussion and Reflection Questions

This reflection encourages youth to think about what it means to spread the Gospel to “the whole world”

The Ascension of the Lord Year C (2025)

The readings for the Ascension of the Lord Year C encourage us to be witnesses for Jesus Christ, just as the early Christians were. Evangelism and the need to step out into the world could be topics for this weekend.

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