Advent Giving Program for Teens
Thank you for your generous response to our Box of Joy program. You packed 250 boxes to provide Christmas Cheer to children who are served by Cross Catholic Outreach. Many of you have asked if we will have a Christmas giving program to provide for kids in Palm Beach County. There are many local programs to provide toys for children under the age of 12 but very few outreach programs for giving to teens who are homeless or aging out of foster care.
We would like to provide a safe Christmas giving opportunity to serve those teens. With our mission partner, Family Promise, and with the assistance of Families First of Palm Beach County, we are collecting $20 – $25 gift cards as Christmas gifts for teens in need. Cards to retailers such as Target, Walmart, Marshalls, Walgreens and CVS are preferred. (We ask that no cards are online retailers, as some teens do not have permanent mailing addresses.)
We will collect these cards through December 13th and the cards can be placed in the Offertory Boxes at the doors of the Church, dropped off at the Parish Office, or mailed to the office. Gift Cards are a “covid-friendly” opportunity to provide a little Christmas joy to those who are often overlooked – teenagers in need.
If you have any question, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your generous heart!
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!