Charity registration No. SC002876  
Sunday May 5th. 2013
idding a final farewell to a loved one is not easy, and is something we never fully grow accustomed to.  The Ascension marks the end of Christ's earthly mission and his  return to his Father. He had achieved the work he was sent to do.  While the angels awaited his coming with joy, the apostles must have felt a deep sadness in their hearts at his departure.  His final words to them were a comfort but also  an  urgent message to continue the work of the past three years:  “I am with you always.  Go now and make disciples of all nations,”.  Jesus was not abandoning them nor depriving them of his presence, but he was
entrusting them with the mission of making the love of God the Father known throughout the world  - a seemingly impossible task!  The Apostles now had a vital and essential role to play in announcing the salvation Christ which he won by his death on the Cross by transforming the sadness of death into the dawn of a new life in heaven.  Jesus will no longer now be present in a human body, but his place will be taken by the Holy Spirit in his new body, the Church, which will be their guide and strength through life.
Masses: Roy Bridge 10 a.m.  Spean Bridge 7.30 p.m.
Feast of the Ascension, Thursday May 9th, Holy Day of obligation