Thursday, May 30th, is the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. In the Ordinariate, this is a holy day of obligation. Ascension Thursday Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception at 8:30 am. As there is already an event scheduled at Immaculate Conception that evening, our 7 pm holyday Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas Apostle Church at 2665 Woodley Road, a five minute walk from the Woodley Park Metro stop [Red Line]. We are grateful to the Oratorian Fathers who serve that parish for opening their church to us that evening.
If you are unable to attend either of our masses, you are obliged to attend a Mass that day at any convenient Catholic parish; it need not be one celebrated for the Ascension.
Many thanks to the priests and people of St. Thomas Apostle for hosting us on Ascension Thursday. It was a wonderful liturgy, and we were delighted to share it with parishioners from St. Thomas who wanted to celebrate the Ascension on its traditional date.