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 a stronger faith community.

Love God, Love Others, Make Disciples

online_homiliesThe 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.

August 16

Daily Reflection: “When he (Paul) arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him – then Barnabas took charge of him and brought him to the apostles and reported to them – how in Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus.” [Acts 9:26-27] It is no surprise that the new disciples in Jerusalem were afraid of Paul, as they were witnesses to his acts of persecution. Barnabas believes and takes Paul to the original apostles, so they will believe too. Paul was strengthened by those who were handpicked by Jesus. He continues to proclaim the Good News, and he is supported by his group, the original apostles. Our faith is strengthened by sharing it with others; especially in a community of believers. Our small groups are where we can be ourselves, grow in faith and love for our Lord Jesus. Our Church community leads us each week to a deeper relationship with Christ. As stronger disciples, we are called to share His message of love. Jesus, my Lord and my God, thank you for my faith community and help me be a witness to others of all the blessings You have given to me.

The Diocese of Palm Beach School of Christian Formation will be offering a class on the Old Testament here at Ascension Church. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm starting on August 23 through September 27. Our instructors are Larry and Janine Dickson.  For additional information and registration, please call Beatriz Urrea at 561-775-9544.

REMINDER:  Effective Tuesday, August 1, we will no longer have the 7:30 am Daily Mass. We will continue to have the 7:30 am Mass on Sunday morning.

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.