11 May 2020
Dear Faithful of the Archdiocese of Newark:
Although the obligation to attend mass on Sundays and Holy Days has been suspended, there is an understandable urgency to livestream liturgies for the faithful. To ease the pastoral work of livestreaming during this difficult time, I have approved the transfer of the observance of the Ascension of the Lord from Thursday, May 21, to Sunday, May 24, 2020.
All parishes and places of worship will follow the directions given in the ORDO, page 137 “Where the Ascension is observed on Sunday.” This applies without exception to all Masses celebrated on Sunday, May 24, in the Archdiocese of Newark.
Sincerely yours in Christ the Redeemer,