Gladden us with holy joys, almighty God,
and make us rejoice with devout thanksgiving,
for the Ascension of Christ your Son is our exaltation,
and, where the Head has gone before in glory,
the Body is called to follow in hope.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
GOSPEL READING: Mark 16:15-20
Gospel and Homily by Rev. Fr Dermot Donnelly.
Recorded live from Our Lady's Shrine, Knock, Co. Mayo
on the 5th Anniversary of the celebration of the life ofDonal Walsh,
an Irish teenager who touched so
many lives with his message of Live Life to the Full. Donal went home to the Lord
on the 12th May 2013 following his brave battle of many years with cancer.
Below: Listen to 'Mountains' - a reflection by Donal, read out by a student at the Mass in Our Lady's Shrine.