Ascension Thursday marked the final Mass of the school year at Xavier, and is a reminder that the significance of the day is the resurrected Jesus’ return to heaven after 40 days on Earth. His work on Earth is done; he is preparing for his followers in heaven.
“Wherever we are he will be there,” Father Martin Curtin, OFM Cap, of St. Pius X in Middletown told the Xavier community gathered. “In the ascension wherever he is we will be … where the head is, the body goes. When Jesus ascends into heaven it is to bring us up to share in the life of heaven. The life of heaven is to see as God sees, the life of heaven is to love as God loves, the life of heaven is have the peace that this world cannot give.”
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors were present at the Mass. Seniors have graduated.
Pentecost Sunday, June 5, will mark the end of the Easter cycle.