Regarding Public Masses
Mass Schedule – Please call office during office hours to reserve a seat
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30 am
Sunday at 8 am and 10 am
The dispensation from Sunday Mass obligation remains in effect for the foreseeable future. The weekend Mass from Ascension will continue to be recorded and be available for viewing at 5 pm on Saturdays.
Public Mass continues on Sundays at Church of the Ascension. All Masses will be in the Chapel set up in the parish hall. There is seating for approximately 45 persons. Chairs are set up for social distancing and should not be moved. Due to County and Diocese mandates, everyone is required to wear masks during Mass and while on church property.
Weekend Masses are held Sundays at 8 and 10 a.m. — If people are healthy and want to attend, they MUST call the office at Church of the Ascension (480) 837-1066 to reserve a seat.
Additionally, weekday Masses will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Chapel. The same seating and procedures will be observed as on the weekend. You are also requested to call the office at Ascension to reserve a seat(s) for these weekday Masses.
Covid-19 Diocese Guidelines
In a spirit of the common good and for the protection of individuals and the community, Bishop Olmsted is asking all parishes/schools to comply with the mandatory face mask policies that have been implemented in their area or city which includes:
- Requiring all who attend Mass to wear a face mask in a spirit of care for their fellow parishioner
- Requiring all staff and volunteers to wear a face mask when on campus and moving about in public areas or when physical distancing is not possible.
- It is important to remember that wearing a face mask does not replace the benefits of physical distancing.
- In a spirit of hospitality, it would be good to have face masks available for those who do not bring one to Mass or a meeting.
- For those who have medical conditions or refuse to wear a face mask – kindness and understanding should be the rule.
- It is critical to follow federal, state, and county public health guidelines to reduce the spread of illness amongst parishioners, staff, clergy, and the community, so these guidelines may be updated as new information and recommendations become available.
The faithful should be reminded that the Sunday Obligation continues to be dispensed during this time of the pandemic. It is important to inform individuals and families that while the Church is being cleaned and disinfected – the risk of contracting the virus remains. For this reason, caution and individual responsibility must be practiced. Be Healthy, Be Smart, Be Holy!
Temporary Chapel has been set up in the parish hall where the Blessed Sacrament is in reserve. You are invited to visit the chapel for private prayer and meditation. Please remember to practice social distancing while on campus.
Chapel is open:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am – 11:30am
Due to the shortage of priests at this time, we will not have Reconciliation available through the month of July.
Check with St. Bernard of Clairvaux
10755 North 124th Street
Saturdays 4 to 4:30
Keep checking back for the Adoration schedule.