Ascension has initiated its Mission work! We have created relationships with two partners: CROS Ministries and Family Promise. Interested in joining us? Complete our Ministry and Missions Interest Form and we will be glad to contact you!

Advent Giving Program for Teens

Thank you for your generous response to our Box of Joy program. You packed 250 boxes to provide Christmas Cheer to children who are served by Cross Catholic Outreach. Many of you have asked if we will have a Christmas giving program to provide for kids in Palm Beach County. There are many local programs to provide toys for children under the age of 12 but very few outreach programs for giving to teens who are homeless or aging out of foster care.

We would like to provide a safe Christmas giving opportunity to serve those teens. With our mission partner, Family Promise, and with the assistance of Families First of Palm Beach County, we are collecting $20 – $25 gift cards as Christmas gifts for teens in need. Cards to retailers such as Target, Walmart, Marshalls, Walgreens and CVS are preferred. (We ask that no cards are online retailers, as some teens do not have permanent mailing addresses.)

We will collect these cards through December 13th and the cards can be placed in the Offertory Boxes at the doors of the Church, dropped off at the Parish Office, or mailed to the office. Gift Cards are a “covid-friendly” opportunity to provide a little Christmas joy to those who are often overlooked – teenagers in need.

If you have any question, please contact us at missions@accboca.net. Thank you for your generous heart!

Please note, our Missions work is currently limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

CROS Ministries – We are currently partnering with CROS ministries in their Harvesting Food for Our Community program. Gleaning events take place on Saturday mornings from late November through most of July. We recently participated in mango gleaning on a Saturday morning. Gleaning events typically take place from around 9:00 to 11:30 am. All produce is then distributed by the Palm Beach County Food Bank to local hunger programs.

In addition to gleaning events, we also support the Caring Kitchen and Boca Helping Hands through our monthly food drives and provide volunteers for food pantry sorting. We also hosted our annual food packaging day in the Family Center. We packaged thousands of meals in a single morning! The meals were sent to a needy families through CROS Ministries.

Family Promise – As a partner with Family Promise, Ascension will host families without a home, four times a year for one week. They will spend the evening with us as a host congregation through morning breakfast and will leave us for the Family Promise Day Center. Working with Family Promise we hope to be one congregation of many who will help those who have lost their homes for no reason of their own become reestablished in a home, with a job and functioning fully in our society.

We welcome you to join us as we move outside the doors of Ascension and help the needy in our community. Simply complete our Mission Interest Form and a member of our team will contact you.  You can also CLICK HERE to download the form. Complete the information and drop it off at the Parish Office, the Information Booth or in the collection basket during the weekend Masses.  We look forward to sharing more information with you about our Mission work here at Ascension!

For additional information, please call the parish office at 561-997-5486, stop by the Information Booth after the weekend Masses or Email the missions team at missions@accboca.net.