Ascension Thursday is Holy Day of Obligation in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Come celebrate with us the bodily Ascension of the Lord and the fortieth day of the Easter season–and the great commission it brings to spread the Gospel to the whole world–on May 25! Mass times are as follows: 9 am: Mass without music. School is closed for the day, so Mass is celebrated at the later time. 7 pm: “High” Mass with organist and cantor. Christ is risen indeed!
Remember you are dust; to dust you will return. Lent begins March 1: a mandatory day of fasting and abstinence. The church banishes the joyful tones of the Gloria and the Alleluia, and we put on the muted purple with Christ in the desert. We are called to fast, pray, mortify, and give alms. Ashes will be distributed during Mass at the following times: 7 am, Mass without music 9 am, SFDS School Mass 7 pm, Solemn Mass with music Create in me a clean heart […]