Archive | December 2015

Jubilee Year of Mercy



Why a Jubilee of Mercy?

According to Pope Francis the church needs it.

“This holy year is offered to us in order to experience in our lives the sweet and gentle touch of the forgiveness of God, his presence beside us and his closeness above all in moments of greatest need” -Pope Francis

This coming year we all need to change and be more like Jesus. This year we need to focus on forgiveness and healing in a special way. We are encourage to join together in prayer, go to confession, and share the genius of Catholicism with others.

What is the purpose of a Jubilee Year?

The purpose is to help people grow spiritually, strengthen their faith, and encourage works or service, and to promote unity with Catholic Church and society in general.

The Pardon of the Sinful Woman.

36. A Pharisee invited him to dine with him, and he entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table.37Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee. Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment, 38she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the ointment.39When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner.” 40Jesus said to him in reply, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. 41wages and the other owed fifty. 42Since they were unable to repay the debt, he forgave it for both. Which of them will love him more?” 43Simon said in reply, “The one, I suppose, whose larger debt was forgiven.” He said to him, “You have judged rightly.”44Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give me water for my feet, but she has bathed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45You did not give me a kiss, but she has not ceased kissing my feet since the time I entered. 46You did not anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet with ointment. 47So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. ” 48He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”49The others at table said to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”50But he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Reflection From the Scripture

(Luke 7:36-50)

  1. When my sins have been forgiven, can I truly put them behind me?
  2. Do I allow new life through God’s Mercy to lead me to sin more?

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What Should I do During this Year of Mercy?

As 2016 begins, place God’s mercy front and center in your life.

Here are some ways to get started:

  1. Pray daily.

  2. Go to confession.

  3. Forgive someone.

  4. Read a Catholic book about Mercy.

  5. Pick one spiritual work of mercy.

  6. Pick one corporal work of mercy.

  7. Take a pilgrimage.

  8. Pray the Divine Mercy Novena.


Works of Mercy







God send his only son to earth so we can be free from sin and to share his gifts with others. We were given three gifts today love, peace, and joy. Hopefully our heart remains warm for ever and we can share the joy, the peace and the love of Jesus with others.

Sometimes we might question to ourselves who is Jesus?

1. Everlasting Father

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called. Wonderful counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father,  Prince of Peace”.





Urgent News


Ascension Catholic School will be closed Tuesday, December 15, 2015 due to circumstances affecting Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).  School will resume on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. We will keep all parents notified of any changes via phone and the School’s Website. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

God Bless, 

Mrs. De La Rosa 

Ascension Principal

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Reading Comprehension Homework

Please encourage your child to do his or her homework.

Read page 371-394

Answer all the questions 1-5

Spelling words Write 5 times each.

You can find the spelling words in page 368

The words are highlighted

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Posada Dec.18


On December 18th Ascension Catholic School will be having a posada.

Our students will be singing silent night.

We will also be praying the rosary.

Please encourage your child to pray the rosary.

Please remind your child how we behave in church.

The students are more than welcome to dress as angels, innkeepers, or peasants.

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