May 8 - Ascension of Our Lord : We are witnesses

May 5th, 2016

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First Reading Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11
Jesus is taken up to heaven in the presence of the Apostles.

 

Responsorial PsalmPsalm 47:2-3,6-9
Sing praise to God as he mounts his throne.

 

Second Reading Ephesians 1:17-23 orHebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23
God raised Jesus from the dead and seated him at his right hand.

 

Gospel Reading
Luke 24:46-53

  

Today we celebrateJesus' return to the Father. We might compare the Feast of the Ascension to thepassing of a baton from one runner to another in a relay race. Jesus passed thebaton of his work to Peter, James and John. They in return passed it on to us.And now it is our turn to pass it on to others. This means living out Jesus'teaching in our own personal lives and to live Jesus in our own lives.