Route 48

Route 48

We are all on a journey and while some say its all about the destination and others say its all about the journey, we say its both.

This summer take a trip with us down Route 48 and experience just maybe what your heart has been longing for.

As one of our founders would remind us, “Every living thing must do these two things every day, grow and give.”

Please check out our calendar and get plugged in.

Route 48 is for anyone age 18 to 25.

Please contact us any which way you desire, we would love to here from you.


Monday Morning Marthas

Each Monday Morning one of our ministry members will work from a check sheet to tidy up the church. A typical day is started in the Parish Office picking up our cart (full of items that may need restocking in the areas we tend to) and check sheet.

We then check around areas in the church to see if there is anything that looks out of place of needs tidying. Areas of concern are the Gathering area, cry room, Bride’s room, Bathrooms, Sanctuary and Sacristy, Adoration Chapel, Adult Community Room, Adult Faith room and the Reception area.

Supplies are then inventoried and the cart is restocked. When we return to the Office we review the needs of supplies and notify any maintenance issues we find.

Monday Morning Marthas is a great honor, making our Church, community room, and faith rooms neat and pleasant for those we extend a welcome to!

Contact Jean Hinman with any questions or for further information on how to get involved at

Catholic Divorce Ministry

The Archdiocese offers a weekend retreat called “Beginning Experience” for widowed, separated or divorced people. 

Contact Jean for info on registration, locale, etc
More info on their web site.

There is HOPE (and HELP!) for troubled marriages (even if you are divorced or well on your way)


A program to Help Couples Heal and Renew their Marriages.
  • Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage?
  • Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse?
  • Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down?
  • Have you thought about separation or divorce? 
  • Does talking about it only make it worse? … Retrouvaille provides marriage help!
  • 1800-470-2230

Contact Jean in the office for more info 681-3348 or

Divorced Catholic web site

detourfinalDivorce is a detour, not a dead-end.

Divorce is so difficult.  The foundation on which you built your life has now crumbled beneath your feet. You are searching for peace, for truth, for hope.

We invite you on a journey back to a life filled with promise and peace. Allow Christ to walk with you as you rediscover His healing and rejuvenating power through the wisdom, richness, and truth of your Catholic faith.

Faith and courage are needed to rebuild life after the end of a marriage.  You are encouraged to seek help from good people who have learned how to move ahead with rebuilding their lives.  Peer support groups, professional counseling, and kind people in your faith community are likely places to seek out support.

If you are separated, use this time to reflect on God’s will for you.  Attend Retrouvaille,  seek effective counseling from a professional…

If you are a single parent, seek help from other single parents.  Attend parent education opportunities through your local grammar school, high school, park district, or library.  Never speak ill of the other parent in front of the children.

If you are co-parenting, learn to share the children in a kind way.  Do not punish the other parent and do not punish the child for the relationship they have with the other parent.  Every time you talk poorly about the other parent, you inflict deep pain in the child.  Children whose separated or divorced parents continue to argue and fight have the greatest harm inflicted on them.

If you are divorced, attend peer support groups, seek effective counseling or coaching to help you manage the changes in your life.

 Catholic divorced Ministry

Women of Ascension

IMG_3588To glorify God by promoting spiritual growth, stewardship, fellowship and friendship among all women of the parish.

If you have questions or need additional information,
please contact Mary Connor at 913-579-3287 or at

2018-2019 Women of Ascension Officers
President: Mary Connor
Vice President: Rena McCall


POSTPONED: Friday, June 7, 2019
Winery & Music ~ 5:00pm – 8:00pm ~ Offsite
Check back for a new date and additional details!

Mothers of Young Children (MOYC)

IMG_3587MOYC provides all Ascension Catholic mothers with children of second grade age and younger with spiritual enrichment to strengthen faith and friendships through fellowship, prayer, family activities and community service. We encourage and welcome all mothers of young children who are interested in fostering Catholic values and traditions in their families to join with us. MOYC meets the first Thursday of  the month at 7:00pm. Please contact  Colleen Stack at 913-231-1672 or or Mandy Uhlmansiek at 602-790-2781 or

Membership is only a few clicks away!

For the MOYC enrollment form please click here
Board Members 2018-2019, please click here


Mothers of Young Children (MOYC) provides all Catholic mothers of children of second grade age and younger with spiritual enrichment to strengthen faith and friendships through fellowship, prayer, family activities and community service.

Monthly Meetings

We meet for fellowship, faith and friendship on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm in the lower level. Each month we will have an activity or a speaker relevant to mothers raising Catholic families.

Spiritual Enrichment

Our faith and spirituality are the guiding principles of MOYC’s mission. We value building friendships with Catholic moms and expecting moms through prayer, reflection and discussion. During the monthly meetings, we offer prayer, bible study and rosary group.  We also participate in Adoration and monthly Moms at Mass.  We encourage and support other faith-filled experiences within our parish as as well.

Moms’ Night Out

Our adult activities provide an opportunity to gather for more friendship and fellowship in various locations around town each month. Join us for good food and great times!

Children’s Playgroups and Outings

Playgroups are organized into small groups based on your children’s ages and are hosted in various members’ homes or your playgroup’s choice. Please contact the playgroup chairperson to join! Children’s outings are open to all members each month and provide another opportunity to build friendships while visiting a wide variety of places and events throughout the area. Activities are organized to accommodate both stay-at-home moms’ & working moms’ schedules.

Children’s Parties

We host two children’s parties for MOYC families each year—Halloween and Valentine’s Day. These are a great opportunity for families to celebrate together.  MOYC also hosts the parish-wide Advent Family Festival and Easter Egg Hunt, giving our time and talent to the parish community.


 Little Angels

Each June we host a one-week miniature vacation bible school for MOYC children. Each day we meet for one hour in the lower level for a bible study, songs, crafts and snack.

Community Service

MOYC engages in various community service projects each year to support other mothers, our parish and our community. New moms and those dealing with unexpected situations within the group receive meals from other MOYC moms. We also encourage and support various groups within our area specific to mothers, young children and families.

Support of Ascension Activities

MOYC is in charge of coordinating, prepping and setting up the Kids’ Korner area at Mardi Gras, our parish-wide fundraiser.  We also support the annual Parish Picnic.

Men of Ascension

A group of Catholic men who strive through fellowship to understand and live a life in keeping with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church.  There are no dues or obligations.  The group offers an opportunity to share ones faith informally and discuss the challenges faced by men in light of the gospel and Catholic teaching.  The group meets Thursday evenings at 7:30pm and Friday mornings at 6am.

Contact: Ken Jennison 913-685-9725

Ascension Family Dinners

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JOY placesetting  We prepare dinners and bring to homes for families with an illness or high stressed situation going on. Please contact Jean in the office 681-3348 or  for more info or if you or someone you know could use a few good meals!

Click here if you can help! if you can help and if there is an active sign up…!!!!!
Click here if you can help with the Priests dinners

St. Mary’s Food Kitchen

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Corporal Work of Mercy:  Feed the Hungry

Soup Kitchen

Sign up to cook chicken or bring salad!We prepare fried chicken and salad and serve lunch to the 400 homeless/needy people  for no charge at St. Mary’s Food Kitchen the 2nd Friday of every month. Help is needed with preparing and serving the food.We serve with Holy Spirit .  We have a set menu of fried chicken, salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, bread and desserts.  If you wish to help, Ascension Parishioners are asked to bring fully cooked fried chicken (preferably leg quarters), or a green garden salad, prepared without dressing. Click here to sign up to bring chicken or salad Pans are available in the Gathering Area the weekend prior to the 2nd Friday serving.  If food donations are insuffient, food is purchased by the Parish Social Concerns ministry. Drop off any food that you prepared in the hallway of the St. John room before 8:30am on Friday.

The food kitchen in east KCK is technically called Hot Lunch Service, Inc, but everyone still knows it as the St. Mary’s Food Kitchen. The facility, located at 645 Nebraska Ave. 66101(7th and Nebraska) in the Whilamaia Gill Multipurpose Service Center. Different churches, synagogues and civic organizations  serves hundreds of people a hot lunch every day of the year.  (913) 281-5638

If you sign up to serve we meet at Ascension by the St. John Room at 8:30am for carpool with arrival between 9 and 9:30.  Will return around 2pm.  Volunteers arrive around 9 or 9:30 and prepare for lunch to be served at 11:15.    It takes approximately 35 people to assemble and serve.  Please consider volunteering for this worthwhile ministry either by bringing food donations or serving.  Volunteers should be 8th grade or older.  Service hours available.

Contact Jean Hinman with any questions or for additional information at 681-3348 x131 or

Shalom House

Ministry of Care Heart

Corporal Work of Mercy:  Feed the Hungry/Shelter the homeless

We help monetarily with different requests from this Catholic Charities sponsored homeless shelter for men. The only one in KC, KS!

 RSVP to Michelle Carlstedt at 913.433.2080 or to volunteer in other ways…

JOY placesettingSocial ConcernsWe prepare, serve and share a meal two nights a month. Meet at Ascension at 5pm to pick up desserts in St John’s hallway and pick up  the meal in the Ascension kitchen (cooked by the Knights previously) so as to arrive at the Shalom House by 5:30 to warm the food and prep for dinner.  Desserts need to be dropped off by 4:30 (if you aren’t serving dinner).  Servers usually return around 7:30p.m.

Click here to sign up for 4th Tuesdays 

2nd Thursdays are taken for the year.

Contact Jean Hinman for additional information at 681-3348 x131 or


Hope Faith Ministries

Social ConcernsMinistry of Care Heart

Corporal Works of Mercy:  Feed the Hungry/Shelter the Homeless

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!We all know hunger goes on all year!  We prepare and serve breakfast to the homeless at Hope Faith Ministries on the last Saturday of every month. Help is needed with providing food, paper goods, and with serving.  Families are Welcome (and encouraged!) but servers working in the kitchen need to be over 12 years of age.  Some new rules on volunteers: 

  1. We now only allow capri pants and regular pants to be worn when Volunteering.  Gentlemen may still wear shorts as long as they are appropriate lengths.

2.  Due to the fact that we serve individuals of all walks of life including felons and sex offenders, we are asking that no one under the age of 18 exchange social media information with our guests or interns. It is for the safety of you as a volunteer as well as those we are helping to get on their feet that they not exchange personal information, including being friends on social media until they are of a legal age.

Last Saturday of each Month. Meet at the St John Room doors of Ascension at 7:35am and carpool to Hope Faith. Serving starts at 8:30am, and we return around 10:30a.m.

Contact Jean Hinman with any questions or for additional information at 681-3348 x131 or or Ed Herman

Breakfast Casserole Recipe – REVISED 12.30.17

sign up to help serve, cook or bring items

Directions from Ascension to Hope Faith Ministries

Hope Faith Ministries
705 Virginia Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 471-4673

New Thrift Store at Hope Faith:  Mission Hope Thrift