Monday – Friday
7:00 & 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

5:00 PM (Vigil Mass)

8:30 AM
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
1:00 PM (Spanish)

Cebuano Mass:
1st Sunday @ 5:00 PM

Tagalog Mass:
2nd Sunday @ 5:00 PM


Rev. Anacleto S. Asebias, Jr.

Rev. Kyrian C. Echekwu
Parochial Vicar

Sr. Mary Genevieve Ofori-Atta, H.D.R.
Director of Religious Education

Peter Roland
Music Director

Terry Guevara
Parish Secretary

Romulo Quiblat
Parish Council Chair

Maryann Nepomuceno
Parish Finance Chair

Fernando Velazquez
Maria San Pedro
Parish Trustees

Weekly Bulletin:

Latest Bulletin



October 17 – October 24

Altar Bread and Wine
has been donated in Loving Memory for:

Luigi Scime

Altar Flowers
is donated for:

Sanctuary Lamp
will burn in Loving Memory for:
Renato Reale

Altar Candles
will burn in Loving Memory for:
Anthony Zorovich
Requested by: Mom

Memorials are available, kindly contact Rectory Office.


On-line Faith Formation Classes are held on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The classes run from September through May.

To register your child, please call the Parish Office at 718-335-2626, Ext. 13, to make an appointment.

You may also register your child on-line at:

For more information about registration or if you would be interested in volunteering for the Faith Formation Program, please contact Mrs. Maria Gallo, DRE at 718-335-2626 Ext. 13 or e-mail at


Are you unbaptized adult but want to be baptized in the Catholic Church? Or, are you baptized non-Catholic who desires to be a Catholic? Or, are you baptized Catholic in need of the Sacrament of Confirmation?

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the place for you.

For more information please call the Parish Office at 718-335-2626.


Saturday, Oct. 23rd
5:00 PM Teachers, Staff and Students of Ascension
School (L) and (D)

Sunday, Oct. 24th
8:30 AM Stephen Konchalski
10:00 AM Luigi Scime
11:30 AM Patrick, Bernard, Vincent and Andrew
1:00 PM Javier Castaño Londoño
Anyelina Sotamba (L)
Evaristo Vivaldo

Monday, Oct. 25th
7:00 AM Br. Joseph B. Loewenstein, F.S.C.
9:00 AM Elmira, Gloria and All Deceased Members of the Tanoy Family

Tuesday, Oct. 26th
7:00 AM Cresteta and Gaudencio Bullen
9:00 AM Danny Doohan

Wednesday, Oct. 27th
7:00 AM Augusto Diaz
9:00 AM Lydia Dalida

Thursday, Oct. 28th – Ss. Simon and Jude, Apostles
7:00 AM St. Simon and St. Jude Tadeo
9:00 AM Pat Boetel (L)

Friday, Oct. 29th
7:00 AM Julian Macaraeg (L)
9:00 AM Eufrosina Sotelo

Saturday, Oct. 30th – BVM
9:00 AM Felipe Darnayla
Cherish Catherine Pande
Maria Cristina Balingit
Damian Gonzalez
Maggie Dejaresco
Betty Jean St. John

Please pray for the sick
of our parish:

Rosa Tan, Philomena O’Connor, Ann Pryor, Carmen Moredo, Tony Alialy, Sandra P. Carvajal, Julissa Martinez, Luis Arnulfo Carvajal, Elizabeth Yee, Elie Fornilda, Rosita Galvez, Jose Reynel Vigoya, Joel Rivera, Sursatti Shaw, Gloria Patricia Rios, Harold, Diego y Kennedy Gomez, , Elisa Marquina, Maria Daulo, Jose M. Rosado, , Karla Nicole Paredes, Romelia Arenas, Rubiela Arenas

Please call the rectory, 718-335-2626, (or e-mail to notify us of any names that should remain or be added. The name(s) will remain on the Sick List for (4) weeks unless otherwise informed.

Church Offering:

1st Collection – $5,024.00
2nd Collection – $1,786.00

Upcoming Collections
October 3rd – Aid Victims Hurricane Ida (Brooklyn and Queens Diocese)
October 10th – Fuel Offering
October 17th – World Mission Sunday

COLLECTION(S) August 2021

August 8th – Air Conditioning
August 15th – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 24, 2021

25 Oct 2021 0 Comment Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 24, 2021
Dear Ascension Family: Blessings of good health and peace! This Sunday is Mission Sunday, a reminder that our faith is something we must share with...


Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we, the people of Ascension, strive to be united in Christ through worship and prayer, grow in Christ through God’s word and the sacraments, and serve Christ in one another by sharing time, talent and treasure.


Please consider subscribing to The Tablet, our Diocesan newspaper. Our parish earns $10 per subscription. Postcards are located at the rear of the church. You may also visit: to pay by credit card.

Holy Cross High School’s 2021 Fall Open House | RSVP Required online at | Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Mrs. Andrea Aloi (718) 886-7250, Ext. 524 E.mail:


Summary Report as of October 18, 2021
Goal: $51,617
Pledged: $44,701.00
Received: $33,746.74
Donors: 188 Families

Once we exceed our goal, we will then receive 100% of all funds raised above this figure directly back to our parish. Donations for this year are being accepted. Donate at Annual Catholic or text ACA to 917-336-1255.

To donate on-line: annualcatholic-appeal/

Checks can be made out directly to: Annual Catholic Appeal


St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles
October 28

The two saints are celebrated together at least for the reason that a Western tradition recognized in the Roman liturgy says that they both worked together in Persia and were martyred there.

Let us look at each of these saints. About Simon first. He is nicknamed “the Cananean” in the Gospel of Matthew and Mark, and “the zealous one” in Luke and Acts of the Apostles. “Cananean” is the Aramaic equivalent of “zealous,” and so these two nicknames mean the same thing. Traditionally in the Bible, the great men who are said to be “zealous” were zealous for the law of Moses, for Israel’s traditional institutions, for God. Later on, the term “zealous acquired a restricted, technical meaning and referred to an activist political party fighting against the Roman occupation. In this technical sense, the adjective “zealous” has become the noun “Zealot”. In the list of the apostles the titles “Cananean” and “zealous” were apparently added to Simon’s name for the purpose of distinguishing him from the chief apostle Simon Peter.

In short, all we know about Simon is that he was an apostle and some kind of religious enthusiast.

Let us now look at Jude. His name in Greek, Ioudas is identical with the name Ioudas Iscariot. But because of the disgrace attached to the name Judas, this name was shortened to “Jude” in English. This slight change also helps to distinguish him from Judas Iscariot. Probably for the same reason, Mathew and Mark prefer calling him by the nickname Thaddaios, which means “courageous” in Aramaic. Apart from being mentioned in the lists of apostles, the only other time Jude stands out in the gospels is at the last Supper. There he asks Jesus the following question: “Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”(Jn 14:22). Moreover, Jude the apostle is traditionally considered the patron saint of desperate cases. Why this is so is not clear. A safe guess would be that Jude was believed to have written the New Testament letter (Letter of Jude), and that letter stresses that the faithful should persevere even in an environment of harsh and difficult circumstances – in desperate cases.

In short, about Jude we know that he was an apostle, he was nicknamed Thaddeus, he asked a question to Jesus at the Last Supper.

It is interesting to see how little we know about most of the apostles. Obviously they were so ordinary that nothing much could be said about them. Yet, the Church herself is built on these twelve ordinary men as on a solid foundation. And that conveys a great lesson. In the eyes of God, you don’t have to be a genius, a beauty, an earth-shaker, an artist, a great leader, an inventor, a colorful character. No, you don’t have to be anything like that. You just have to be solid – like the apostles. The apostles could be depended on for the often thankless duty of announcing the Gospel, for living out their faith day by day, for using their ordinary talents to spread love around them. Nothing of that is enough to make the headlines. Yet, that is sometimes more heroic than breaking an Olympic record.

Let us ask Simon and Jude a share in their unsung but burning zeal for the cause of Christ


El Sacramento del Bautismo

Tenemos Bautismo en español el tercer sábado del mes a las 11:00 a.m. La clase pre-bautismal será el sábado antes del bautismo a las 9:00 a.m. Se requiere inscripción previa para la clase y el Bautismo, lo menos con un mes de anticipación. Llamar a la oficina parroquial para mas información y para los requisitos de los padrinos.

Clases de Educación Religiosas Para Adultos

Para información sobre bautizo Católico, o, si necesita el Sacramento de Confirmación o Comunión, favor de llamar a la Oficina Parroquial. Para atención en español, llamar al 718-335- 2626, en el horario de día de lunes a viernes.

Clases De Educación Religiosa

La clases de Educación Religiosa toman lugar los domingos de 8:30 a.m. a 10:15 a.m. de septiembre a mayo. Para inscribir a su niño, favor de llamar a la Oficina Parroquial al 718-335-2626, Ext. 13 para hacer un cita. Puede inscribir su niño en nuestro sitio web: Para información en Español sobre Educación Religiosa ó servir de voluntario en el programa, favor de llamar a la Oficina Parroquial al 718-335- 2626 durante el horario de día.

Campaña Católica Anual Del 2021

Yo soy la Iglesia, Tú eres la Iglesia, Nosotros somos la Iglesia juntos La meta de nuestra Iglesia Asunción es $51,617. Después de sobrepasar nuestra meta, recibiremos 100% de los fondos recaudados por encima de esta cifra directamente para nuestra parroquia. Estamos aceptando donaciones para este año. Haga su donación hoy en Annual Catholic o envié un texto con las siglas ACA al 917-336-1255. Para donar en línea: annual-catholic-appeal/ Envié su cheque directamente a: Annual Catholic Appeal, Diocese of Brooklyn P.O. Box 310 Kensington, CT 06037-0310. Recuerden que cualquier cantidad será aceptada. Gracias!

Recepción De La Sagrada Comunión

La seguridad de todos es primordial. Por eso le recordamos que todos deberán observar las reglas de seguridad. Le rogamos que todos reciban la Sagrada Comunión en la mano. Deberán permanecer con la máscara hasta llegar al frente del sacerdote. Después de aceptar la Hostia Sagrada, moverse para el lado antes de quitar la máscara para consumir la Hostia Sagrada. Inmediatamente, colocar la máscara y regresar a su asiento.

Oración Del Papa Francisco A San José

Salve, custodio del Redentor y esposo de la Virgen María. A ti Dios confió a su Hijo, en ti María depositó su confianza, contigo Cristo se forjó como hombre. Oh, bienaventurado José, muéstrate padre también a nosotros y guíanos en el camino de la vida. Concédenos gracia, misericordia y valentía, y defiéndenos de todo mal. Amén.

Fotos de Primera Comunión y Confirmación

Favor de pasar por la Oficina Parroquial durante el horario de atención (de día o de noche) para recoger las fotos de Primera Comunión o Confirmación de su niño/a. Tenemos fotos de los años 2020 y 2021. También tenemos fotos de Confirmación de los años 2015 y 2017.


Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Telephone: (718) 335-2626
Fax: (718) 335-4181

Saint Adalbert Catholic Academy
52-17 83rd Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373
718-424-2376 / Fax: 718-898-7852



Every Wednesday there will be a Novena for Our Lady of Perpetual Help after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Every First Wednesday of the month there will be a 7:00 p.m. Mass in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Novena to Our Lady after the Mass.


Holy Hour For Priests and Priestly Vocations
Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament after 9:00 a.m. Mass.


Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Eucharistic Celebration at 7:00 p.m.
The Black Nazarene Prayer Groups meets every second Saturday of the month in the Lower Church at 1:00 p.m.


Every First Saturday of the Month at 8:00 a.m. Due to the large number of usual attendance, they will meet virtually to comply with the health guidelines which are still in effect.


Second Saturday of the month
Recitation of the Holy Rosary immediately after the 9:00 a.m. Mass.


Members are making Rosaries at home. To request supplies and/or pick up Rosaries, please e-mail:

Next Meeting: To be announced.

Los miembros estan haciendo Rosarios en casa. Para pedir
materiales o recojer Rosarios, contacten por correo electronico:

Próxima reunion: Será anunciado.

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.
The group gathers in the front pews on the Tabernacle side