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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Today Should be Ascension Thursday...

....but Thursday in my diocese is on Sunday. (Yes, sounds crazy doesn't it?)  What's wrong with this picture?  Has watering down the faith made Catholics more zealous or more committed to Christ?

Not that I've noticed.

Give us back Ascension THURSDAY as a holy day of obligation instead of moving it to the nearest Sunday. There are few enough obligations on Catholics these days. Sundays and a handful of holy days is little enough to give the Lord of the universe in return for His great love of us.

Two thumbs up to the dioceses that still celebrate Ascension Thursday on Thursday. They include Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and Omaha.

My husband and I wouldn't think of missing Mass on the REAL Ascension Thursday (today) even if we did hear readings for the 6th Thursday of Easter. As for Ascension Thursday Sunday -- well, let's just say it's a head-shaker!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Had the privilege of going to the Solemn High Mass at St. Francis de Sales here in my home state ...the Traditional Latin Mass, the most beautiful thing this side of HEAVEN ...on Ascension Thursday God be the Glory!