When the directive surfaced to observe Ascension on the nearest Sunday rather than the traditional Thursday, an option was offered in its wake. I don’t see it mentioned on the USCCB site today. I do remember that instead of losing the seventh Sunday readings and prayers, they could be substituted on the sixth Sunday. The cycle C Scriptures are here. For worshippers in Ascension Thursday dioceses, they won’t miss the stoning of Stephen, a royal Psalm, the 97th, the last words in the Bible, or the end of Jesus’ Last Supper prayer.
Given that Ascension will be observed on Sunday (the utility of that decision can be debated elsewhere) which set of readings would you use in your parish? If your community was associated with Saint Stephen, does that affect your decision?