The Ascension or Seventh Sunday of Easter

Christ is in heaven, seated at the right hand of the Father, interceding for us.

He is the way: he is both our destination and the road by which we travel.

We who are on the earth-side of this way can say to him,

  • “I’ll do my part,” and do it. 
  • I’ll talk to you in prayer.
  • I’ll worship you in the Mass.
  • I will receive you in the Eucharist.
  • I will struggle every day to do your will, including living the moral life you demand, and go to Confession to deal with my failures.
  • I will try to be like you, going about doing good (Acts 10:38).

The readings for the Ascension (Lectionary 58) can be found here.

An Ascension outline with the following considerations can be found here.

  • Central Idea: Jesus Christ is now our High Priest in heaven. Doctrine: The Ascension. Practical Application: Confidence that we can reach heaven.

An Ascension outline with the following themes is here.

  • Central idea and Doctrine: The Ascension. Practical application: Children of the Father.

The readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Lectionary 61) are here.

An Seventh Sunday outline with the following considerations is here.

  • Central idea: Communion. Doctrine: Our communion is in Christ. Practical application: Participation in Christ’s communion.
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