Strengthen Your Faith At Ascension

At Ascension Church, we serve both adults and children in enriching their knowledge of the Catholic faith. Our religious education programs for the 2019/2020 began in the Fall. We are looking forward to welcoming more people into our community that worships together and seeks to serve others bringing their Catholic faith alive. Scroll down for information on the various programs we offer.


Our program includes classes for Pre-K through high school which includes Confirmation preparation. CLICK HERE for information regarding registration, fees and the 2019-2020 schedule.

Debbie Cramsie, our Director of Children’s Religious Education, would be happy to respond to any inquiries you have regarding religious education for children in Pre-K through Grade 5.  We are beginning an exciting new program for our younger students called Kids Konnection.  For additional information, you can contact Debbie at 561-866-3482 or via Email at

Jessi Smith, our Director of Youth Ministry, can respond to inquiries regarding religious education for middle and high school students. Click on the links below for additional information on those programs.

For specific questions, you can contact Jessi at 561-685-3101 or vie Email at


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 call the Parish Office at 561-997-5486 or contact Greg Pratt via Email.

For information on small groups, contact JoAnne Ciafichi at 561-997-5486, at or CLICK HERE to fill out a Small Group Interest Form.

For additional information, contact Greg Pratt at 561-997-5486 or via Email.

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 2019-2020 season. The School of Christian Formation for the Diocese of Palm Beach is offers a series of classes and programs for adult Catholics who wish to learn more about the rich traditions of their faith. Classes provide introductions to the major topics and historical periods of the Catholic faith including:

  • History of the Church
  • Social Justice
  • Spirituality
  • Pastoral Ministry & Evangelization

We will be starting this year with the “Social Justice” series. Attendees meet for a total of six classes (twelve hours). The class will be held in Ascension’s Family Center each Wednesday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The registration fee is $10 and textbooks range from $10-$20 per course. Financial assistance is available if needed. For additional information, contact Greg Pratt at Formal registration will take place the first night of class. Please bring cash or check payable to: The Diocese of Palm Beach School of Christian Formation.


RCIA: 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 October 1.  If you think you might be interested or know someone who may be interested in the RCIA classes, please feel free to call or Email the Parish Office 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 the Parish Office via phone or Email listed above.