Spirituality Week 2020
Theme: The God who speaks
Thursday 21st May
The Feast of the Ascension
Today is a special feast day in our church; The feast of the Ascension. Forty days after the Resurrection of Jesus when we remember when Jesus returned to his Father in heaven.
Please join us at 10 a.m. for live streaming of Mass at Our Lady and St Vincent church.
Read the story below from the Acts of the Apostles
Jesus is taken up to heaven
The apostles were all together. They asked Jesus, “Lord, are you at this time going to give the kingdom back to Israel?”
Jesus said to them, “The Father is the only One who has the authority to decide dates and times. These things are now for you to know. But the Holy Spirit will come to you. Then you will receive power. You will be my witnesses – in Jerusalem, in all of Judea, in Samaria, and in every part of the world.”
After he said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up. A cloud hid him from their sight. As he was going, they were looking into the sky. Suddenly, two men wearing white clothes stood beside them. They said “Men of Galilee, why are you standing here looking into the sky? You saw Jesus taken away from you into heaven. He will come back in the same way you saw him go.”
The Gospel of the Lord
Read by Samuel, one of our Liturgy Leaders
Many famous Artists have painted their interpretation of this story including Giotto regarded as the most important Italian painter of the 14th century. Look at his painting below called ‘The Ascension of Christ’ and think about what you notice in his painting and which part is the most striking to you?
Giotto, the Ascension of Christ, 1304-06. Fresco from the Scrovegni (Arena) Chapel, Padua, Italy. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Giotto_-_Scrovegni_-_-38-_-_Ascension.jpg
Imagine you are a famous artist and have been asked to create a painting about the Ascension.
What would you paint?
What colours would you use?
Who would feature in your painting?
We look forward to seeing your creations.
REFLECTION ON MY DAY
How am I feeling at the end of today?
What have I most enjoyed today?
What am I thankful for today?
When was I most peaceful today?
What are my hopes for tomorrow?