We’re planning to resume our parish Bible Study in February, the date to be announced. And we’d love you to join us. We’ll meet via Zoom for now to keep things safe, but that won’t crimp our style! When we study and discuss Scripture together, we discover the deep spiritual bond that ties us together as Catholics. So we hope you’ll join us and add your questions and insights to our study.
We plan to study the Book of Revelation, using the Little Rock Scripture Series. The two books for the course, a study guide and a commentary, will be available for purchase in the parish office at a cost of $20. You’ll also need a copy of the New American Bible. The study will be held each week for eight weeks, and classes will be held on either Thursday or Friday mornings. The study will be facilitated by Deacon Ken Vianale. The Book of Revelation is one of the most interesting and misunderstood books of the Bible. If you wish to join us or want more information, you can email Deacon Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call the parish office at 561-997-5486.
Annual Anniversary Mass CANCELLED. Out of an abundance of caution and in light of the ongoing health safety protocols, the Bishop’s 2021 Annual Anniversary Mass has been cancelled. Bishop Barbarito will offer a special message to all the couples for their anniversary celebrations. Details will be forthcoming. The Office of Marriage would still like to provide personalized certificates for all those couples celebrating significant anniversaries this year. Please contact Ascension’s Parish Office at 561-997-5486 and register your names as soon as possible—but no later than Monday, February 8.
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.https://www.publix.com/
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.
RCIA – Classes for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) have begun. CLICK HERE for all the 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 – 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.
If you want to know more about our online series, send an email to Cindy Nau at email@example.com. Let’s stay connected!