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 its members, all age groups at Ascension parish are invited to take part in our parish life. Our website provides information on the variety of ways our parishioners serve others, study our Catholic faith and build a stronger faith community. We look forward to seeing you at our weekend liturgies. Our greeters wearing their bright green Ascend @ Ascension shirts will be on hand to welcome you!
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.
Daily Reflection (11-24-17): “My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me.” [John 10:27] Sheep is an appropriate visual for today, Black Friday, when the huge crowds hit the malls and stores, driven by advertisers to find the best bargains for Christmas. As disciples however, we are following the Lamb of God, who was sacrificed for our sins. Jesus asks us to leave the 99 to go after the 1 lost sheep. That is the core of our mission statement; we are seeking the lost to bring them back to Jesus and His Church. Lord Jesus, it is a blessing to follow You and to serve You.
Thursday, November 23 was Thanksgiving Day, our special day to give thanks for all our blessings by attending Mass at 9:00 a.m. The priests, deacons and staff all wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving. The Parish Office will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.
God our Father, Creator of the Universe and Lord over all creation, we humbly stand before you as your children in thanksgiving for your loving care and protection. We ask that you keep us safe from all hurricanes which may threaten us in the coming seasons. Protect us from all fear and anxiety of storms and give us an ardent trust and hope in your love and mercy. You alone have the power to command the sea, the wind and the rain. You alone bring peace, calm and safety. Father, we thank you in advance, for you are our only refuge. We ask this through Christ Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.