St. Oliver Plunketts


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Ascension of the Lord


 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 May 12th – 18th 2024

The Ascension of Christ into heaven

Jesus said to his disciples: “Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation”. Because of all that has been happening in the Church in recent years we can feel despondent about the future. Today’s feast of joy and gladness is a call to us to look up with confidence and know the power of Christ for the world in which we live. In spite of the sinfulness of his people, Christ is at work and can overcome. Our task is to let the world know his love and his salvation, not just by word but especially by the way we live with joy and hope and love. Although these qualities are best developed in our homes and families, they need to be seen and experienced in our parish community. This can only happen when we are all taking our responsibility for the health and well-being of our parish and its future.


Morning Prayer, when together

God our Father,

make us joyful in the ascension of your Son Jesus Christ.

May we follow him into the new creation,

for his ascension is our glory and our hope.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

During the day, when apart

Loving God receive the gift of our marriage

as we celebrate the ascension of Christ your Son.

May his gifts help us to rise with him

to the joys of heaven.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Father, in our married love

we touch the divine life you give to the world.

Help us to follow Christ with love to eternal life.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: What do you do on a regular basis that brings joy to your wife/husband?

Plan a surprise for each other this week.


For others: Do you know of any group in your parish that prays together regularly? 

How could you support them this week?