Ascension has initiated its Mission work! We have created relationships with two partners: CROS Ministries and Family Promise. Interested in joining us? Complete our Missions Interest Form and we will be glad to contact you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ascensions Missions – How can I serve?
- Saturday, March 7 – Gleaning – We carpool from the Ascension parking lot. To sign up or obtain addition information Email our missions team at email@example.com.
- Saturday, March 21 – Food Packing & Sorting – We carpool from the Ascension parking lot. To sign up or obtain addition information Email our missions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are blessed to be working with Cross Catholic Outreach for our Advent and Christmas projects. Box of Joy is a program that provides a shoe-box of small gifts to a child for Christmas. We will be giving these boxes to our youth through Religious Education and our Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Boxes will also be available at the Info Booth in the Family Center for anyone who would like to participate.