7th Sunday of Paschaltide (English)

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This Sunday is the 7th Sunday of Paschaltide in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Liturgy. Traditionally, this Sunday was known as the Sunday after the Ascension (or the Sunday in the Octave of the Ascension, when the feast of the Ascension had its own octave). In the time between the feast of the Ascension and the feast of the Pentecost, we are with the apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary in the upper room praying with them for the descent of the Holy Spirit, but also joyously remembering the Ascension of Our Lord. The propers reflect this duality.

Note that in any diocese where Ascension Thursday is not a holy day of obligation (including most of the dioceses in the U.S.), the feast is celebrated on this Sunday and the Mass of this Sunday is not used. 


Entrance Antiphon:

O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to You, alleluia; of You my heart has spoken: Seek His face; hide not Your face from me, alleluia.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Ps. 26:7-9

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Offertory Antiphon:

God has ascended with shouts of joy, and the Lord with the sound of a trumpet, alleluia.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Ps. 46:6

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Communion Antiphon:

Father, I pray that they may be one as we also are one, alleluia.
— Roman Missal (3rd edition); cf. Jn. 17:22

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