Ascensions Missions – How can I serve?
- Nov 17 – Food Packing at Pantry –Email to sign up.
Tuesday, Nov. 12 – 6:30 pm
No matter how long it’s been since your loved one has died, grief can make the holidays a painful time. But there’s hope. Join us in the parish office for an encouraging seminar that will help you survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again. For more information, please call Barb Bzura at 561-997-5486.
Our new Ascension Catholic Church polo shirts are available in both men and women’s sizes from Small to 2X-large. The price for these beautiful, high quality shirts is $25; however, for those parishioners who are active in ministry and/or mission, you will be able to purchase your shirt at cost for only $15! Stop in the Family Center after the Sunday Masses for additional information.
Our Altar is not in keeping with the requirements of what an altar should be (i.e., it is made of plywood and can be picked up by one person and easily removed from the church). As a result, one person donated money for a new Altar for our parish in memory of her belated husband. From there, her sons committed to donate money for a new matching Baptismal Font, since our font, which is on wheels and rusting, is also not suitable for the First of all Sacraments, that is also necessary for salvation. During the planning meeting, one of the family members suggested that I have all 4 appointments for the Sanctuary done at one time so they all match. To that end, I asked for donations (individually or collectively) for the Ambo and Tabernacle. I’d like to thank everyone for their generous donations to date. At this time, we only need the following item for the altar:
- Ambo (which will total $12,982)
Thank you for anything you are able to do in this venture, not only to beautify our church, but also to add dignity to our worship of God as we thank Him, when we gather for Mass, for the gift of our salvation.
Wednesday, Nov. 6 – 11:30 am
The Remembrance Tree Ceremony is open to anyone wishing to remember their deceased family members or friends in a special service. Each year a scroll is buried with the names of deceased loved ones at the Tree of Remembrance on the beautiful grounds of the St. Vincent de Paul Seminary located at 10701 S. Military Trail in Boynton Beach.
Bishop Barbarito and the seminarians preside while the previous year’s scroll is burned and the new scroll buried. All are welcome to attend a Mass and ceremony with Bishop Barbarito and Father Clem Hammerschmitt. This is a wonderful way to honor your departed loved ones, while helping to financially support the education of the future priests of our Church.
The ceremony begins with Prayers by Rev. Clem Hammerschmitt and burning of last year scroll at 11:30 am, followed by celebration of Mass with Bishop Gerald Barbarito at 12:15 pm. After Mass, concluding prayers will be led by the Bishop immediately followed by burial of the new scroll by the President of the Palm Beach Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (PBDCCW), Laurie Ulseth. The ceremony will conclude at around 1:00 PM. For more information, call the parish office at 561-997-5486.
Wednesday, Nov. 20 – 10:30 am
We are making our next casino trip Wednesday, November 20 to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.
The cost is $25. You get $20 in free play. Call now. These seats won’t last. We leave Ascension’s parking lot at 10:30 a.m. sharp and return at approximately 4:30 p.m. Call the parish office at 561-997-5486.
Sat., Dec. 7 – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Take a Sister to Lunch is a way to thank and honor our religious sisters of the Diocese. Please join the Ascension CCW along with sister affiliations for good food and a fun afternoon spending time with our Sisters in Christ. This annual event will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at St. Matthews Catholic Church:
6090 Hypoluxo Road
Lake Worth, FL 33463
The cost is $30.00 pp. Checks should be made to PBDCCW and dropped off at the Information Booth or Church Office to the attention of Lu Ann Leonard.
For more information contact:
Stevie Davenport, ACCW Spirituality Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to train about 25 new volunteers to prepare for Holy Week and Easter. Please pray about how you can serve. CLICK HERE to complete a Ministry Interest Form and we will be glad to contact you and provide 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.
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.
Highlights of this exciting travel opportunity include:
- La Sagrada Familia
- Grotto of Massabielle
- Cathedral of Burgos
- Monastery of Santa María Real de las Huelgas
- Aljustrel Valinhos
- Evening Candlelight Processions
- Daily Mass
Travel Presentation: January 14th 6:30AM @ Ascension Catholic Church
Contact the parish office at 561-997-5486 for additional information on our Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes.
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!