After the resurrection, Jesus spent time with the Apostles teaching and gathering for meals. In Sunday’s gospel, Jesus ascends into heaven as the Apostles watch from close by. As he leaves, Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit as the source of Heavenly power. And he commands them to bear witness through their lives.

Watch today’s Mass:

Sunday, May 24 

  • Mass Readings – In the scripture readings Jesus gives the Apostles their great commission to make disciples of all nations.
  • Liturgy & Music – In an essay from Richard Rohr, we hear about Jesus as the universal omnipresent Body of Christ, and follow Mike Kamenski’s reflections on Ave Maria. Join Mike live on Facebook at 10:00 Sunday for his 15-minute session of spiritual music and commentary. This week’s pieces include:
    • Lord, You Give the Great Commission
    • Lord of All Hopefulness
    • Hail Mary, Gentle Woman
    • Open My Eyes, Lord
    • Take the Word of God With You
  • Youth – Minister for Youth and Young Adults Margaret Lee explains in this presentation why the Ascension matters to us now. Also, watch this video featuring parish high school Faith Formation students portraying some of the disciples who experienced post-resurrection events.
  • Children’s Faith Formation – Easter Season continues with Child Minister, Amy Rebholz. This last post of the Easter Season Series helps parents gain access to “Signs of Grace,” which is a program on the FORMED website. What else on the website interests your family? Find out here!  You can download puzzles and coloring sheets, too. And if you didn’t see it last week, watch Jesus Time with our own Mr. Villa and Miguel.
  • Adults – Adult Minister Ed Duncklee presents the Ascension through icons as a celebration of joy.

Daily Services – Please join Fr. Peter Patrick Kimani weekdays at 8:15 am for Mass on our parish Facebook site ( – you do not need to be a Facebook member to watch). Then view our recorded Mass each Sunday morning available at 7:30 a.m., with a live concert from Mike Kamenski at 10:00 a.m.

We will be sending more information this coming week about the Archdiocesan guidelines when St. Sebastian Church opens for Mass on Sunday, May 31

If someone you know needs our prayers, might like to receive the newsletter in the mail, or is in need of some assistance, please be sure to let us know at or 414-453-1061.

God is good all the time; all the time God is good.
Fr. Peter Patrick
Pastor, St. Sebastian

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