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 (2-17-18): SATURDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY – LENT – “Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth.” [Psalms 86:1-2] This responsorial psalm for the day is a simple reminder for our Lenten journey; to let God lead us, teach us and guide us to where He wants us to be. During the Sunday homilies this weekend, we begin our Lenten message series, NEEDY. We desire an eternal life with our Lord; how do we get there? We go to Mass, say our prayers, do good works but He desires to really know us and be with us. During Lent, our Small Groups will be taking the message deeper each week; listening and talking to each other about our need for God. Why not try a group, JUST 4 LENT, as an addition to your personal Lenten journey. Lord, I need You and want to know You better. Help me during this time of Lent, to do Your will, to do the work of Your hands, and lead me to a closer relationship with You.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence. The Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence from all meat. Fasting is to be observed by all, 18 years of age through 59. On a fast day, one full meal is permitted. Two other meals, which in total do not constitute another full meal yet are sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed. Abstinence is observed by all, 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence no meat is allowed.