The public worship of the Roman Catholic church is its liturgy, principally the Eucharist, which is also called the Mass. After the recitation of prayers and readings from the Sacred Scripture, there is a homily, that applies the day's biblical texts to the present lives of believers. The liturgy continues to with the celebration of the Eucharist. The priest, standing in the person of Christ, calls upon the Holy Spirit to make Jesus Christ presents and repeats the words of Jesus Christ at the Last Supper. Once this consecration takes place, we believe that what once was bread and wine is now Jesus Christ, even though the appearances of bread and wine remain.
The Church observes a liturgical calendar that has multiple seasons: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Triduum, and Easter. The calendar also includes memorials, feasts, and solemnities recalling events in the Life of Christ and honoring the saints.
All of our activities aim at worshiping our Triune God. Please see our other pages for further information regarding how we worship as Catholics at Ascension:
- Guide to the Mass
- Guide to Confession
- Children's Liturgy
- Recent Homilies
We would love for you to join us for Mass or one of our other worship opportunities!