Solemnity of the Ascension 2024

Information about this Solemnity, as well as Mass times.

The Solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord will take place on Thursday, 9 May 2024.

On this day, the Church celebrates the moment in which Jesus ascended up to heaven in his resurrected body, to take his place at the right hand of the Father, as he promised he would.

Christ’s Ascension into heaven marked the end of the ‘historical Christ’ and the formal establishment of the Body of Christ (the Church).

“Because Jesus died, rose, and now ascended, the gates of Heaven are open, the gates of eternal life. The “cloud of faith” that envelops our lives today is not an obstacle, but a way through which we can have a living and true experience of Jesus, since we have the certainty that if he has risen and ascended into heaven, the same destiny awaits us, since he is the first fruit (see 1 Cor. 15:20).” Taken from Vatican News

This is a Holy Day of Obligation

That means that, if you are a Catholic, you are required to attend Mass today. See below for Westminster Cathedral Mass times:

08:00, 10:30 (Latin), 12:30, 17:30

Confessions 11:30am-12:30pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 13:15

Find Mass times for other London Catholic Churches here.