Welcome to Ascension Parish!
A Roman Catholic Community Serving New Milford Since 1953.
Fatima and the Shrines of Portugal
April 16-22, 2023
Spiritual Director: Fr. James Brown, Ascension Parish
Rejoice in the Lord
In his latest newsletter, Cardinal Tobin explains why we turn to Mary in times of war
Two years ago, when the entire world was caught in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, and millions of people throughout the world were affected by physical, spiritual, economic and psychological hardships, including severe sickness and death, I began to implore the Blessed Virgin Mary, Health of the Sick, on a daily basis for her intercession and help.
Throughout the ages, Christians have turned to Mary in times of war, pestilence and famine. In troubled times like these, she is a sure refuge, a source of comfort and hope. When we urgently seek her intercession and aid, she never fails to respond. Now that we are once again witnessing the horrors of unjust aggression and senseless violence in Ukraine and other regions of the world, I want to renew my appeal to the Queen of Peace, our tender and compassionate Mother Mary, for assistance and hope.
Click here to continue reading Cardinal Tobin's letter to the faithful. (Available in English and Spanish)
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As we continue this holiest week of our liturgical year, please be assured of our prayers for you and your family.
Attending Mass and Other Prayers and Devotions Virtually? Make a Spiritual Communion:
PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Jesus, I believe that You are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to possess You within my soul.
Since I am unable at this moment to receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as being already there, and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen..