Homilies: Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Year C

My homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Year C. This was preached during my sabbatical leave at a location outside my usual preaching locations. This particular occasion was a 5pm Saturday evening Mass.

The readings proclaimed were Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23; Luke 24:46-53. Today’s psalm is Psalm 46: “God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.”

“Before his Ascension, Jesus has left his disciples the task of becoming his witnesses throughout the whole of the earth. We cannot remain still gazing up into the sky to await his return as he promised; we must turn our attention to the mission of proclaiming the Good News of Jesus’ Life, Death and Resurrection.”