Friday, May 22, 2009

The Ascension

Printing this out for a table centrepiece for Sunday ~ remembering the Ascension of Our Lord.

The Ascension of Our Lord, which occurred 40 days after Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, is the final act of our redemption that Christ began on Good Friday. On this day, the risen Christ, in the sight of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven (Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11).

Collect for the Feast of the Ascension
Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that we who believe Thine only-begotten Son, our Redeemer, to have this day ascended into heaven, may dwell in spirit amid heavenly things. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.

Then Monday is the solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians, patroness of Australia. Planning on getting to Mass. And Thomas or Anthony, or both, will make a cake in honour of Our Lady. Maybe this recipe from Nigella Lawson ~ Chocolate Fudge Cake ~ as Nigella says, this cake will serve 10. Or 1 with a broken heart.

Sounds perfect to me!


Fr. Benedict said...

count me in for cake Monday nite after Mass!!!!

Leonie said...

Ooh, do you have Monday nite Mass -can Anny serve? I'll be at work, am planning on going to morning mass, but dh and Anny were planning on evening Mass. :-)