Across the state of New Jersey, the celebration of the Solemn Feast of the Ascension of the Lord has been transferred from May 13 to May 16 for this year.
Across the state of New Jersey, the celebration of the Solemn Feast of the Ascension of the Lord has been transferred from May 13 to May 16 for this year.

The celebration of the Solemn Feast of the Ascension of the Lord has been transferred by the bishops of New Jersey from Thursday, May 13, to Sunday, May 16, 2021, for this year only.

The Ascension of the Lord occurred 40 days after Easter, when Jesus, in the sight of his Apostles, ascended bodily into heaven to sit at the right hand of his father. The Ascension is narrated in Mark 16:19 and in the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, which has a detailed account of Jesus’ farewell to his apostles.