Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence. The Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence from all meat. Fasting is to be observed by all, 18 years of age through 59. On a fast day, one full meal is permitted. Two other meals, which in total do not constitute another full meal yet are sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed. Abstinence is observed by all, 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence no meat is allowed.
Join us on March 8, 15, 22, April 5 and 12!
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring Fish Fry Fridays. Come to the Family Center from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for your choice of baked or fried fish served with potato and slaw. New this year, we have added Fettuccini Alfredo with Shrimp to our menu. Additional appetizers, soups, sides and beverages are also available for purchase. All of our dinners are available for the low price of $10.
Attitude Adjustment is our Lenten message series. Joining a small group is a step on the path to discipleship, as Jesus initially formed his small group of twelve. CLICK HERE to to complete a brief Small Group Interest Form and we will be glad to contact you. You can also contact JoAnne Cianfichi, our Small Group Coordinator, at 443-474-9588.
Wednesdays, Mar. 6 – Apr. 10
Our six-week class on Church History begins on Ash Wednesday. We meet in the Family Center from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Please call the Parish Office at 561-997-5486 for additional information.
If you can point and click with a mouse, you can be one of our technology volunteers! We need 4-6 people to train to run the slides during Mass. If you are interested, stop by the Info Booth after Mass to leave your name and number, or call Cindy at 561-654-6085.
Saturday, Mar. 23 – 9:30 am to Noon
We are asking that all of our ministry volunteers take a VIRTUS class, which we will be offering every 8 weeks. Only one class is required for your certification. Once you have completed a live class, you can renew your certification on-line. The class begins promptly at 9:30 am and you cannot be admitted once the class has begun. CLICK HERE to register for the class, and then click on the FIRST-TIME REGISTRANT button. You can choose any class that is offered in the area. For additional information or assistance, please call Cindy at 561-654-6085.
Sunday, Mar. 24 – 8 am to 2 pm
Join us and support our blood drive in the Church parking lot. Donors will receive a FREE ONEBLOOD hat and a wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. Picture ID required. Please donate if you are able.
Saturday, Mar. 30 – 8 am to 3 pm
Registration is now underway for the 10th Annual Catholic Women of Faith, Women of Action Conference! Women of all ages and faiths, including students and Religious Sisters, are invited to attend this one-day women’s conference in the Diocese of Palm Beach. It will be held at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles located on 100 Crestwood Blvd S. in Royal Palm Beach.
Our featured guest speaker will be Valerie Panciera-Rieth, BSEd, CDE, a wonderful motivational speaker known both nationally and locally. Join us as Valerie takes us on a humorous journey of self-discovery. You will walk away from Valerie’s presentation feeling rejuvenated and invigorated. The day will include Mass with Bishop Gerald Barbarito; Sacrament of Reconciliation; Rosary; Adoration; spirit-filled music; and ministry tables and vendors. The low-price admission includes Continental Breakfast and lunch. Registration Cost: $35 (received before 3/18/19; $40 thereafter); Student & Religious Sisters Registration Cost: $20. (Cost includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch). CLICK HERE for additional information.
Need help with processing the loss of a loved one? We are here to help. The Ascension Bereavement Group meets weekly on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 in the parish office chapel. The group discusses many aspects of grief and provides tools and support to help an individual deal with the process of grief through the Harvesting Of Tears program. The program is facilitated by your parish nurse, Barbara Bzura RN MSN. We are beginning a new group on February 12th. Please consider giving the group a try; many parishioners have been through the program and were happy that they did. There is no pressure to speak or share, and it is completely confidential. Please register with the office or call Barb Bzura at 561-699-3553. Don’t go it alone. We are here for you.
The Missions ministry continues to collect travel size toiletries to make hygiene bags for the homeless. We are in great need of travel sized shaving cream, deodorant and dental floss. Collection bins are located in the Family Center next to the Information Booth and in the Chapel area of the Church. CLICK HERE if you are interested in finding out more about our Missions work here at Ascension.
As summer begins, many of our volunteers are gone and we really need your help and support to continue to have every weekend Mass staffed with liturgical ministers and ministers of welcome and hospitality. We are appealing to you to please step up to weekend ministry and serve as a greeter, a host minister, or help out in the Holy Grounds Cafe. Consider training to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Your service really DOES make a difference at our weekend Masses. Simply submit a Ministry Interest Form and we will be glad to contact you! You can also CLICK HERE to download the form. Complete it, and drop it off at the Information Booth, the Parish Office or in the weekend collection basket. We look forward to hearing from you!
In addition to our Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday evenings, we also have Adoration, Monday through Friday 8 to 8:50 AM. All are welcome.
Call the parish office at 561-997-5486 for additional information on this exciting travel opportunity.
Stop by our Information Booth in the Family Center. Our friendly volunteers are available to assist you after the Sunday morning Masses. Our mobile cart is available after the Saturday 4:30 pm Mass and the Sunday 7:00 pm Mass.
In mid-August, the REBUILT book will be available to purchase for just $3.00. We are taking names to reserve a copy of the book at the Information Booth. This is a special purchase offer and we were able to order 300 copies. RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY! Stop by the Information Booth or call the parish office at 561-997-5486.
Join us in the Holy Grounds Cafe, located in the Family Center, after Sunday Mass. We are open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. We have a new menu and now offer iced tea, iced coffee and freshly baked bagels in addition to our usual variety of coffees and delicious pastries!