Unlike the Ordinariate groups in the UK, who are following the lead of the National Calendar and celebrating the Ascension on Sunday (meaning that the Pentecost Novena, “Called to be Holy”, actually begins before the celebration of the Ascension), North American Ordinariate communities are complying with the traditional date of 40 days after Easter, thus a Thursday.
The website of St. Edmund, King and Martyr, in Kitchener, Ontario, announces:
Solemn Mass for the Ascension of Our Lord
St. Edmund’s will observe the Ascension of Our Lord on Thursday, May 14 with a Solemn Mass at 7:00 p.m. This will be the only celebration of this important feast on its traditional day in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. See the poster for details. All are welcome!