Special Ascension Thursday Masses: UPDATED
Una Voce Cincinnati writes that the following churches will offer Tridentine (Traditional Latin) Masses tomorrow:
6:30 am St. Bernard (Dayton, KY)
7:15 am Old St. Mary’s (Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati) Use the side door in the courtyard…the front doors may be locked. (Note: 1st Vespers of the Ascension will be sung in Latin at Old St. Mary’s on Wednesday at 5 pm — moved from 5:30).
10:00 am St. Bernard (Dayton, KY)
5:00 pm All Saints Church (Walton, KY)
7:00 pm Sacred Heart Church (Cincinnati)
The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord was traditionally held on Thursday, and was a Holy Day of Obligation (which means Catholics were obliged to go to Mass). Throughout most of the United States — including Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and the Diocese of Indianapolis — observance has been moved to Sunday, which means one is free to go to Mass Thursday but not obliged to. As every Sunday is a Holy Day of Obligation, attending Mass on Ascension Thursday does not relieve you of attending Sunday as well.
Una Voce Cincinnati is a group of lay Catholics interested in forming a Traditional Latin Mass parish in the city. For information, click on the link above.
Photo courtesy the Community-in-Formation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati.