Today children from Reception to Year 6 walked to St. Alphonsus RC Church to celebrate Holy Mass on the feast day of the Ascension of the Lord. It is a Catholic Holy Day of Obligation when the faithful are expected to attend Holy Mass.
In Reception we learned how Jesus took His disciples to the Mount of Olives near Bethany to say goodbye. He told them that He had to go back to His Father and sit at His right hand. The disciples were sad and worried but Jesus told them to wait for the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem. He instructed the disciples to baptise others and teach them how to live a good life loving God and showing His love to others (Father Pat reminded us that we must continue to teach those that do not know our God’s love by showing them how we live our faith). As the disciples were looking up, two men dressed in white talked to them. They told the disciples that one day Jesus would return the same way that He left.
HAPPY Feast Day