THREE-PHASED REOPENING OF DIOCESAN CHURCHES – It is important to continually check back and review the Ascension Guidelines as we prepare to celebrate Mass in our church. As with nearly all aspects of our daily lives during this pandemic, we will have to adjust to new procedures when in a public setting. We ask for your patience and cooperation during this time.
- In Person Daily Mass – Ascension’s weekday 9:00 am Mass has resumed. The church will be available for private prayer before and after Mass starting at 8:30 am and closing at 10:00 am. We offer daily Mass Monday through Friday and a Communion service at 9:00 am on Saturday.
- In Person Weekend Mass – The 4:30 pm Vigil and 8:00 am, 10:00 am and 12 noon Sunday Masses have resumed with limited seating capacity. (Note the 7:00 pm has NOT resumed). All weekend Masses are also livestreamed in the Family Center if you would be more comfortable with the social distancing provided in that area. Let one of our greeters know if you prefer Family Center seating. An EMHC will be sent into the Family Center for Communion. You are encouraged to review Ascension Guidelines prior to attending weekend Mass.
- CLICK HERE for the Diocese of Palm Beach three-phased reopening of churches and the safety protocols to be observed.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – Our program for children in Pre-K through high school will resume in September, including preparation for those students who will be receiving the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Our program will be ONLINE-ONLY until further notice. We are accepting registrations and will continue to provide updates as we finalize the technical aspects of the virtual classrooms. CLICK HERE for additional information.
TELEVISED WEEKEND MASS – Livestream the 4:30 Vigil or 10:00 Sunday Mass via FaceBook or YouTube . The videos will be available to watch after the livestream. You can also watch the Diocese of Palm Beach Sunday Mass at 10:30 am on TV channel CW34 WTVX.
PARISH OFFICE – AUGUST SCHEDULE – open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri). All visitors MUST wear masks. You can also call the office at 561-997-5486 during regular business hours and we will be glad to assist you.
All other group meetings, ministries and activities at our parish are suspended indefinitely.
Stay connected and get frequent updates about what is going on at Ascension by using our Parish App on your cell phone. CLICK HERE for all the details.
DIOCESAN COVID-19 RESOURCES and Bishop Gerald Barbarito’s statement regarding liturgical precautions during the coronavirus pandemic. Know that our parish priests are keeping you all in their daily prayers.
SUMMER VIRTUAL SERIES
We also have a parish-wide group available on Zoom which is based on the theme for the Ascension Daily Prayer: Moses: A Lifelong Journey of Faith. We are gathering online on Sunday nights at 7:00 pm to watch a 20 minute video from our Rebuilt partner, Church of the Nativity, followed by a short discussion. We meet for just one hour.
Use this link to join our Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82070290149.
Our Summer Virtual Series is a great way to be introduced to the concept of small groups and you can join for just one week or every week with no commitment. The invitation with the link to join the Zoom meeting is posted every Sunday morning by email and on FaceBook. It will also be posted by text message on our ParishApp. If you are signed up to receive emails from Ascension, you should get the invitation or if you are on FaceBook, you can connect from there. You can also Zoom from your phone through the ParishApp.
If you want to know more about this online series, send me an email to email@example.com. Let’s stay connected!
Click here for our complete Weekend Slide Show of upcoming events.