The Ascension of the Lord (A)
"All power in heaven and on earth has been given to Me."
At the Vigil Mass:
Entrance Antiphon: Ps 68(67):33, 35 — “You kingdoms of the earth, sing to God; praise the Lord, who ascends above the highest heavens; His majesty and might are in the skies, alleluia.”
First Reading: Acts 1:1-11 — “As the Apostles were looking on, Jesus was lifted up.”
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 — “God mounts His throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.”
Second Reading: Eph 1:17-23 — “God seated Jesus at His right hand in the heavens.”
Alleluia: Mt 28:19a, 20b — “Alleluia, alleluia. Go and teach all nations, says the Lord; I am with you always, until the end of the world. Alleluia, alleluia.”
Gospel: Mt 28:16-20 — “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.”
Communion Antiphon: Heb 10:12 — “Christ, offering a single sacrifice for sins, is seated for ever at God’s right hand, alleluia.”
At the Mass during the Day:
Entrance Antiphon: Acts 1:11 — “Men of Galilee, why gaze in wonder at the heavens? This Jesus whom you saw ascending into heaven will return as you saw Him go, alleluia.”
First Reading, Responsorial Psalm, Second Reading, Alleluia, and Gospel are the same as for the Vigil Mass.
Communion Antiphon: Mt 28:20 — “Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age, alleluia.”