Strengthen Your Faith At Ascension

Our 2017-2018 weekly religious education programs for adults and children have concluded. We congratulate participants in our RCIA program and our children who successfully completed another year in their religious education.  At Ascension Church, we serve both adults and children in enriching their knowledge of the Catholic faith.

In addition to our weekly RCIA program for adults, we also have a variety of Bible studies, small groups and classes that have been ongoing.  For additional information regarding all programs that are available for adults, please contact Jocelyne Carrigan at 561-997-5486 or via Email at

For information on small groups, contact JoAnne Ciafichi at 443-474-9588 or CLICK HERE to fill out a Small Group Interest Form.

Debbie Cramsie, our Director of Children’s Religious Education, would be happy to respond to any inquiries you have regarding religious education for children.  You can contact her at 561-866-3482 or via Email at

We are looking forward to welcoming more people into our community that worships together, seeks to serve others and joins in fellowship.  Scroll below for additional information.

Coming this September …

The Acts of the Apostles shows the Church, enlivened by the Holy Spirit, teaching, preaching, healing, and restoring outcasts in the same way that Jesus did on earth. Harmonizing history, theology, and eternal truth, St. Luke’s witness is a stirring invitation to follow the one he followed—the one who brought death to its knees. During this study, you will:

  • See how the Gospel witness spread outward in waves, from Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria, and finally to the ends of the earth.
  • Share with the early Christians the joys and struggles of living the life of Christ, and learn how these apply to us today.
  • See how the Holy Spirit guided the apostles into Truth.
  • Observe the way the Spirit-filled Church adapted to new cultures when proclaiming the Gospel.
  • Watch the seeds of Church structure and authority take root, and see how conflicts were resolved even at that early stage.
  • See your place in Christ’s Church, and how you should live day-to-day as a disciple of Christ.

Study starts in September, check back for details and times and dates. If interested, email Jocelyn Carrigan or call 561-997-5486.

online_homiliesYou can click on the link to the left to view a variety of audio selections of homilies given by our parish priests and deacons from previous weekend Masses.

Scroll below for information on RCIA, bible study programs and our School for Christian Formation for adults. For additional information on all of our adult programs you can contact our director of adult religious education, Jocelyne Carrigan, at 561-997-5486 or via Email.  

Religious Education classes for children will resume in September. Our program includes classes for Pre-K through our two-year Confirmation preparation program (typically grade 8-9). CLICK HERE for information regarding registration, fees and the 2017-2018 schedule.  

WEEKLY SCRIPTURE STUDY: We continue to offer weekly scripture study throughout the summer months.  Please contact Larry or Janine Dickson at 561-504-5901 for addition information and to confirm this week’s meeting time and place.

  • Thursdays:  7:00 p.m.

christian_formationSCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN FORMATION:  Classes will resume in the Fall for the 2018-2019 season.  Please check back for information on the topics to be covered in our four 6-week sessions that will begin in September.  We meet weekly on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 pm in the Ascension Family Center.  For additional information, please contact Beatriz Urrea at 561-775-9544

rite_of_christian_initiation_of_adultsRCIA: Are you an adult in search of a deeper relationship with God?  Have you been attending Mass at a Catholic church for years, but have never gotten around to joining?  Would you like to be baptized?  We, at Ascension, offer an opportunity to answers these questions and more.  We call it the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or the RCIA.  It consists of meeting with other inquirers to pray and share questions and concerns of faith.  It is also a time to learn about the tradition and history of the Catholic Church, while experiencing our beliefs and worship.  You will be connected to a community that worships together, seeks to serve others and joins in fellowship.

Classes begin in September.  If you think you might be interested or know someone who may be interested in the RCIA classes, please feel free to call Jocelyne Carrigan at the contact information listed above.

RCIA SPONSORS WANTED – A sponsor plays a very important role in the journey of someone interested in becoming Catholic. As a sponsor you will accompany your catechumen/ candidate during the rites and periods of election and initiation. You will offer support and guidance and help the individual feel at home among Catholics and our parish community. Attending meetings regularly with your candidate or catechumen is an important part of being a sponsor. If you are interested, please contact Jocelyne Carrigan at 561-997-5486 or via Email to fill out a sponsor form.