Ministry to the Needy

Weekly Outreach

Ascension Church works to help those in need within our community. The Ministry to the Needy meets weekly to provide assistance to those in our parish who require short term help. To contact a member of this ministry, please call 561-901-5281.

BOCA Helping Hands

Boca Helping Hands was formed in January of 1998 when a group of interfaith representatives from local congregations met to discuss ways to address the growing needs of the homeless, poor and hungry in our community. Their outreach efforts include a hot meal program, a food pantry to distribute grocery items to low-income individuals and families, the Hot Meals to Homebound program, the assistance center offering limited help for families and individuals in crisis, the sandwich program providing food for low-income children in after-school programs and the job mentoring program which offers help to those seeking employment.

Ascension Church assists in keeping Boca Helping Hands food pantry supplied. Each month parishioners are requested to donate a specific type of food item such as canned goods, cereals, pasta, etc. The donated food is then taken to Boca Helping Hands to restock their food panty. For more information on helping Ascension Church support the food pantry at Boca Helping Hands, please call the parish office at 561-997-5486. To contact Boca Helping Hands directly, please call Rose Marie Arnold at 561-392-8387 or visit their website at

Each month Ascension Church has a food collection of various non-perishable items to help stock the pantry at Boca Helping Hands. After loading up all the items donated after the weekend Masses, we deliver everything to their food pantry. We are looking for a few volunteers who would be willing to assist us with these deliveries. You must be available to pick up the food at our church on a Monday or Tuesday morning and drop off the monthly donation to Boca Help Hands. You will only have to be available to help out three or four times a year. If you are interested or would like more information, please call the parish office at 561-997-5486. THANK YOU!!

Caring Kitchen

Ascension Church has monthly food drives. Every other month, the food items are taken to the Caring Kitchen of Delray beach. Click here for additional information on the Caring Kitchen.