Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Sun., May 8, 2016 (All day) ·

On the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord, the Church celebrates our Lord's bodily ascension to heaven 40 days after his resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday. In the Archdiocese of Washington and many other dioceses, the celebration of the Ascension of Our Lord is transferred to the following Sunday, the 43rd day after Easter, which this year is May 8