Welcome to our faith community, loving and serving God and neighbor in Boca Raton, Florida. In the conviction that the church cannot grow without the active participation of all its members, all age groups of Ascension parish are invited to take part in our parish life. Our website provides information on the variety of different ways our parishioners serve others, study our Catholic faith and build
Love God, Love Others, Make Disciples
The weekend homilies from our parish priests and deacons are available for you to listen to and reflect on. Just click on the link on the left to view a list of audio selections from previous weekend Masses.
Respond – “At that time, as the number of disciples continued to grow, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution.” [Acts 6:1] There is an injustice going on in the early church community. They’re complaining because the Hellenists or the Greek widows are not receiving the same food distribution that the Hebrew widows receive. At that time the community would have pulled together their resources to provide for the poor and the vulnerable in that community. So they should have been getting food each and every day, and here the Greek widows are not receiving what the Hebrew widows are. Someone thinks to bring it to the attention of the church and the church feels called to respond, to do something about this injustice and the situation. We see injustices today. The early church felt called to respond to the problem of food distribution. Where are we called to respond? It is important to invoke the Holy Spirit, and hear where the church should focus its effort. It is important to discern where God is calling us to engage. Where can the church have a real impact? PRAYER: Jesus, we know there are many injustices. We need you to put in our hearts those places where you want us to respond. Give us the wisdom to know where to focus and how to come together.
ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA! Christ is risen! He is truly risen! We send our prayerful Easter wishes that all of us may share fully in the Paschal Mystery so that, with faith and hope, we may look forward to our own resurrection.
But before we are so blessed, we are called upon also to share in the price that was paid for our salvation: the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. It is only through Him that we can be redeemed from the slavery of sin and rise to new life. We pray that this Lenten season and our Holy Week liturgies have made us more fully appreciate His sacrifice for us.
To you and your families, every joy and blessing of this Easter Season.
The Clergy of Ascension Parish
Beginning Monday, May 1, our new summer hours will be 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The Information Booth is available on weekends for Mass cards and registration in the parish. You may also register here on the website by clicking the button below.