Our Parish has been serving the Upper West Side, Manhattan Valley, and Morningside Heights communities since 1895. No matter your age, your race, your gender, or your sexual orientation, there is a place for you at Ascension. You'll meet wonderful people, hear the word of God proclaimed, be nourished by the Eucharist, enjoy good programs, be challenged to live the Gospel and so much more. Come as you are, be who you are – your presence will enrich us.
Congratulations Fr. Rafferty! Sunday, May 29th, Father Rafferty celebrates his fiftieth anniversary to the Priesthood. Fr. Rafferty was ordained on this day, May 29th in 1966, by Francis Cardinal Spellman, the then Archbishop of New York. As most of you know, Fr. Rafferty was pastor of Corpus Christi Church (W 121st Street) from 1998 until 2013. Since his ordination from St. Joseph’s Seminary in 1966, Fr. Rafferty has served in a number of parishes here in the Archdiocese of New York. In addition, Fr. Rafferty was also the chaplain/campus minister of NYU for many years. He also served as pastor for the English-speaking Church of Our Savior in The Hague, Netherlands. Here in the Archdiocese, Fr. Rafferty was the youngest president of the Senate of Priests. This weekend Fr. Rafferty will be at a celebration at Corpus Christi Parish. Next Saturday evening, here at Ascension, after the 5p.m. Mass , we will have a reception in the dining room of the rectory to recognize Fr. Rafferty’s years of service and to celebrate his 50 years as a priest. All are invited.
Due to our Parish Pilgrimage to the Cabrini Shrine, there will be no 12:10pm Mass celebrated on June 4th. Mass will be celebrated at the Cabrini Shrine at 2:00pm.
Debido a nuestra Parroquia Peregrinación al Santuario Cabrini, no habrá 12:10pm misa celebrada el 4 de junio. Misa será celebrada en el Santuario Cabrini a las 2:00 pm.
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