The Ascension of the Lord, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life

The Ascension of the LordBulletin Insert for Ascension Sunday June 2, 2019.

Description: What is so important about the Ascension of the Lord? Why did Jesus ascend to heaven? Imagine how readily people would have converted if he had resumed his public ministry after his resurrection. However, God’s salvation plan for the world was much bigger than that. While Jesus walked the earth, he was but one man. Afterward, by giving himself in the Eucharist to his disciples, he became every human who takes this Sacrament seriously. When we receive Jesus in the Eucharist, we unite ourselves to his mission. In every eucharistic liturgy, we are “co-missioned” (i.e., placed into mission with Jesus) to continue the ministry he began.

Unlike the simple leaflet meant for Ascension Thursday, this is meant for Sunday bulletins and includes a sidebar of the week’s scriptures.

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Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the Ascension of the Lord when celebrated on a Sunday, adult education, faith sharing groups, RCIA Mystagogy class, etc.

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Our Calling to Ministry

The Ascension of the LordClassroom handout

Description: Sometimes we find ourselves in the same posture as the disciples in Acts 1:1-11, looking up at the sky where we last saw Jesus, not moving, just staring at nothing, waiting for him to come back and do something to rescue this world from its evil.

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Ideas for use: Hand-out for Ascension Thursday or Sunday bulletin prior, or Ministry Fair, invitation to join the work of evangelization or social justice, RCIA Mystagogy class, etc.

Why did Jesus ascend to heaven?

The Ascension of the LordClassroom handout

Description: Why did Jesus ascend to heaven? Imagine how readily people would have converted if he had resumed his public ministry after his resurrection. Based on Luke 24:46-53.

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Ideas for use: Hand-out for Ascension Thursday or Sunday bulletin prior, or Ministry Fair, invitation to join the work of evangelization or social justice, RCIA Mystagogy class, etc.

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