WDTPRS – Ascension THURSDAY: Courage and help when we are tried and tested

Posted May 25, 2017 11:56 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

WDTPRS – Ascension THURSDAY: Courage and help when we are tried and tested

Tonight at 6 PM at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff I will celebrate Holy Mass for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord… because it is Ascension THURSDAY today.
On Sunday I will celebrate Sunday after Ascension THURSDAY, because that’s what day it is.
Let’s have a look at the Collect for the Mass of the Lord’s Ascension… on this THURSDAY.
COLLECT – (1962MR):
Concede, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, qui hodierna die Unigenitum tuum Redemptorem nostrum ad caelos ascendisse credimus; ipsi quoque mente in caelestibus habitemus.
Our hard working Lewis & Short Dictionary can have a little rest today, I think.  There is nothing especially noteworthy in

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