Ascension of our Lord
"God mounts his throne to shouts of joy..." Think of the revelry in heaven when Jesus took his place at the right hand of God. While the apostles may have felt a little lost without Christ, he did not abandon them. He reminds them that "the promise of my Father" is coming to them.
One more thing: The ascension of our Lord is a special day and fulfills all that Jesus came to earth to do. In our parish, we celebrate a priest appreciation day with a parish-wide lunch. What can you do with your family to commemorate this year of the priest? Something simple like praying for them, making a card or inviting a priest to dinner with show them that you love and support them in their ministry. If ever there was a time our priest needed support, it's now.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, you suffered and died for me, and now sit in glory at your Father's right hand. Rain down your blessings upon your priests that minister to me and my family. In your name I pray, Amen.