Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord – Year B

First Reading
Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17,20a,20c-26
Matthias is chosen to take Judas’ place among the apostles.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 103:1-2,11-12,19-20
Bless the Lord who rules heaven and earth.

Second Reading
1 John 4:11-16
God is seen in our love for one another.

Gospel Reading
John 17:11b-19
Jesus prays for his disciples.

Collect Prayer

Gladden us with holy joys, almighty God, and make us rejoice with devout thanksgiving, for the Ascension of Christ your Son is our exaltation, and, where the Head has gone before in glory, the Body is called to follow in hope. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

The event is finished.

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