The Feast of the Ascension

The Feast of the Ascension celebrates the day that Jesus, in the presence of the apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven.  Before He ascended into Heaven, Jesus commissioned the apostles to “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation” (Mk 16:15). Also. 4 While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father…. You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 9 (Acts 1: 4,9)

This is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about the Ascension.