Thursday, May 26
Padre Serra parish celebrates the Ascension of Jesus, along with all the parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, on the Sunday before Pentecost.
According to Acts of the Apostles (1:3), after Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, he spent forty days appearing to his disciples, teaching them and eating with them. Then, as related in Luke 24:50-53 and Acts 1:6-12, he ascended into heaven, after commissioning his disciples to be his witnesses to the furthest ends of the earth.
The date of the feast moved from Thursday, the fortieth day after Easter, to the following Sunday, so that more people can celebrate it together