This Week @ Ascension

Find out what is going on at Ascension this week! Click here for our complete weekend Mass Schedule including our Celebrants, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Altar Servers.  If you are unable to serve, please contact Bill Cramsie at 561-483-9983 or via Email.

MONDAY – March 12

2:00 pm – Al-Anon Meeting – Family Center

7:00 pm – R.C.I.A. – Family Center

7:00 pm – Small Groups Leader Meeting – Family Center

TUESDAY – March 13

6:30 pm – Symptoms of grief such as sadness, anger and depression often surface after the loss of a loved one.  This highly emotional time leaves the griever, in many cases, with confusion and a decreased ability to copy with life. Meeting with a group allows group members to learn from one another and offers bereavement_support_grouptime to resolve grief. Our series, Harvesting Our Tears has resumed.  We meet in the parish office chapel. This is an 8 week session that explores grief and offers prayer, scripture, reflection and discussion to help members work through grief. The group is facilitated by Barb Bzura RN MSN. Please call her at 561-699-3553 for additional information and to confirm our meeting date and time.

7:00 pm –  Knights of Columbus Meeting – Family Center 

WEDNESDAY – March 14

7:00 pm – St. Patrick’s Ireland Tour Presentation – Join Fr. Carl and Collette Tours as they describe the October 4-13 trip to Ireland for Ascension parishioners. Included in the tour are stops in Dublin, Westport, Galway and Belfast. You will have the opportunity to see Ireland’s natural beauty and learn about its rich history and religious heritage. Representatives from Collette Tours will provide details on cost and itinerary.

7:00 pm – Choir Rehearsal – Would you like to get more involved in the weekend liturgies? Consider joining our choir.  Advent is the perfect time! For additional information and to confirm rehearsal time please contact  Ted Ditmeyer at 954-815-3702. 

7:00 pm – School of Christian Formation – The next class offered here at Ascension is Vatican II. We meet on Wednesdays beginning February 28 through April 4 in the Family Center. For more information, please contact Beatriz Urrea at 561-775- 9544 or CLICK HERE for a brochure of the 2017-2018 schedule of classes throughout the Diocese of Palm Beach.

THURSDAY – March 15

7:30 am – Saint Pope John Paul High School Sophomore Retreat – Family Center.

9:45 am – Body, Mind & Spirit Class – taught by Sally Grillo.  A seven class series is $49, drop-in is $8/class. Make healthy choices and set intentions for 2018. Move, breathe and be present! Classes include quiet centering with God’s Word; Therapeutic postural chair exercises with focus on breath and alignment. Strength, Flexibility, Stress relief, Balance & Harmony! All Are Welcome! Please join us in the Family Center.  If you are new to our program, please call the parish office at 561-997-5468 to confirm the time for this week’s class.

10:00 am – Gospel of John Bible Study – This study, written by Scott Hahn and Mark Shea, will lead you through the multi -layered writings of St. John to discover much more than you probably ever realized about this Gospel.  For more information, contact Jocelyne Carrigan at 561-997-5486 or email her at

12:30 pm – Respect Life Ministry – Join us for our next meeting in The Family Center. The saying goes: “Time flies when you are having fun.” And so it is with your Respect Life Ministry. As mentioned in a previous bulletin, we have had a busy year and accomplished many pro-life works. We have wonderful members, and so we do have fun too. But now our 2017-2018 draws to a close. Our dear president, Kathleen Ericksen, is returning to her home in Illinois for the summer. However, our ministry will continue to have the Patriotic Rosary the fourth Friday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the church. We will still volunteer at Birthline/ Lifeline. Most important, we still have three more Saturdays of 40 Days for Life, where we meet in the front of the church between 10:00 a.m. and noon to pray for the end of abortion in our dear country and the world. Please join us. And let us never forget the Baby Bottles we place at the doors of the church each weekend. The money collected goes directly to Birthline/Lifeline. We thank you for your continuous support of our ministry. 

7:00 pm – Scripture Study – Please contact Larry and Janine Dickson to confirm at 561-504-5901.  They will be glad to give you additional information about this week’s topic. 

7:00 pm – Adoration and Divine Mercy Chaplet 

FRIDAY – March 16

9:30 am – Stations of the Cross

10:00 am – Ministry to the Needy

5:00 pm – Fish Fry – Family Center – Come one, come all!  The price is still only $10. Enjoy some delicious fish and lively conversation with your fellow parishioners.

7:00 pm – Stations of the Cross

7:00 pm – Middle School Youth Group – We meet for faith, fun and fellowship in the Family Center, with a focus on planning our service, mission and social events.  Please contact our Youth Minister, Jessi Smith at 561-685-3101 or via Email for additional information.


Ascension’s food collection next weekend will benefit The Caring Kitchen food pantry in Delray Beach. They are in need of peanut butter, canned vegetables (no large Costco sizes please) and cereals. Please bring your donations to the church exits ONLY the weekend of March 17/18, as we have no storage at the church. Containers will be at the church exits. NO FRESH VEGGIES OR FRUITS. For more information, please call Barbara Anderson at 561-994-9267. Thank you so much for your continued generosity!

SATURDAY – March 17

10:00 am – 40 Days for Life – Join the Respect Life Ministry as we meet in the front of the church to pray for the end of abortion in our dear country and the world.

You can drop your donated items in the buckets marked ASCENSION MISSIONS located in the chapel area and in the Family Center by the Information Booth.

3:15 pm – Confessions

4:30 pm – Vigil Mass 

SUNDAY – March 18

Masses – 7:30, 9:00 (with Children’s Liturgy), 10:30 am, 12:00 noon and 7:00 pm

10:00 am –  NO CLASS –Religious Education – PreK – Gr. 5 

10:30 am –  NO CLASS – Religious Education – Gr. 6-8 

Join us in the Holy Grounds Cafe After Mass – We are serving a variety of coffees and delicious pastries after our morning Masses.  Make sure to stop by our Information Booth in the Family Center.  You can schedule Mass Intentions and sign up for upcoming events.  If you are new to Ascension, you can register in the parish and learn about a variety of ways you can become more active in parish life. We look forward to seeing you!

5:15 pm – High School Youth Group – We meet for faith, fun and fellowship in the Family Center, with a focus on planning our service, mission and social events.  Please contact our Youth Minister, Jessi Smith at 561-685-3101 or via Email for additional information.

Love God, Love Others, Make Disciples