The Ascension of the Lord, Cycle C

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The Ascension of the LordBulletin Insert for Ascension Sunday May 29, or Thursday May 26, 2022.

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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Beth Solis, a group facilitator in Oklahoma, says, "Our members asked us in the beginning if we minded taking things slowly so we could have time to really discuss each paragraph. We always have such great discussion! The PPT has been very helpful and is a nice addition."

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Feedback from a study group in Florida

Sylvia says, "This experience deepened my love for the Eucharist in ways I couldn’t imagine when we first started this course."

Karen says, "I never thought that I would read an encyclical. However, using the study guide made this experience so rewarding. It broadened my view about the Eucharist and my Catholic faith that makes me love and appreciate what Jesus did for us ever more deeply."

Tim says, "Being the only convert in the group, I ascertained a better and stronger understanding of the importance of the Eucharist, not only in the Mass but also in my daily life."

Jimmy says, "I learned so much about the Eucharist that was powerful and enlightening. This course helped deepen my faith and my appreciation for the Holy Mass."

Erin says, "It was amazing to get everyone’s perspective on the readings. And it deepened my love in the beautiful gift that the Eucharist is to all humanity for our salvation."

Shirley says, "This course was so enlightening. It was a gift that helped me grow in my faith."

Which PowerPoint Presentations cover what Sacraments?

An overview of all 7 sacraments is in the PPT
"The Nature and Function of the Church".

PLUS: The sacraments are also covered in the following PPTs:

Baptism - The Call to Discipleship
& it's further developed in
1. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
2. The Creed
3. Mission of the Redeemer

Eucharist - Christ's True Presence in the Mass
& it's further developed in
1. Life in Jesus
2. Who's Who in the Catholic Church
3. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
4. The Creed

Confirmation - The Sacrament of Confirmation
& it's further developed in
1. Salvation History
2. The Nicene Creed

Reconciliation - Confession: Sacrament of Healing
& it's further developed in
1. Who's Who in the Catholic Church

Anointing of the Sick is covered primarily in
The Nature and Function of the Church

Holy Orders - Who's Who in the Catholic Church
& it's further developed in
1. Christ's True Presence in the Mass

Marriage is touched on in The Call to Discipleship