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 (2-21-18): “A clean heart create for me, God; renew within me a steadfast spirit.” [Psalms 51:12] This simple verse from the responsorial psalm today says so much about how we go to God in prayer. The words are perfect for times of confession; when we go to reconcile our lives with our Lord. We face temptation every day and we ask God to give us a resilient spirit, that we overcome our desire for things we don’t need. If we rely on the Lord to guide us to what we really need, He will lead us away from the temptations we can live without. Lead me Lord God, to what is best for me; to what I need in my life, not to what I think I need. You are my source of Truth and Strength; I trust in You Lord.
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.