Summer Youth Faith Formation Program

June 18-28

8:30am to 12:30pm

Register Online

We offer this to incoming 1st graders, 3rd – 6th Grade.  It’s a great program filled with activities, learning, faith experience and field trips.  When signing up for this two week intensive program we ask that 1) participants attend each day and if they cannot then to register during the year and 2) that parents and kids attend 2 “in-person” enrichment sessions* and 2 other enrichment activities during the year.

*Until we get enough volunteer catechist and aides for each class if you didn’t attend the enrichment sessions then you’ll be put on a waiting list.

Vacation Bible School 2018

June 4-8
 
 
Grades: Pre-School 3 (potty trained) to 5th Grade
AM & PM Sessions (9:00am to Noon and 1pm to 4pm). **Pre-school program only available in the morning**.
 
 

VBS sign-ups are reserved for parishioners for the month of April.  Registrations will be open to anyone beginning May 1st

Fall Youth Faith Formation Registration

Youth Faith Formation

2018-2019

Sign Up

Welcome!  We are looking forward to a great upcoming year. Our programs help young people to encounter Christ and follow Jesus.  We seek to partner with parents by providing young people a formation program where they experience Christ through the sacraments, prayer, devotions, and dynamic instruction which fosters an active and conscious participation in the Christian life.  

Our Programs: 

  • K4C on Sunday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am for Pre-school 3 and 4 year old’s and Kindergarten students.  
  • Weekly Youth Faith Formation for 1st – 6th Grade every Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm.  (Parent/Child gathering on last Wed. of each month). 
  • Family Formation (1st Wednesday of the month) from 6:00pm to 7:30pm K-6 Grade (parents come to the parish hall and kids to the classroom). 
  • Year I Confirmation -7th grade – Sunday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. We increased the price to provide for food and other supplies.  
  • Year II Confirmation (S&L) – 8th grade (must be in Year I before you can register for Year II)  from 6:30pm to 8:00pm each Sunday evening. We increased the price to provide for food and other supplies.   
  • A Modified Catechesis of the Good Shepherd format will be offered from 5:30pm to 6:45pm on Wednesdays for 1st and 2nd Grade (2nd grade can choose between the CGS or regular classroom format).

By Registering online you commit to: 

~ Bringing your child each time we meet.  

~ Allowing us to occasionally post pictures on our website/social media of your child (no names will ever be mentioned). 

Sign Up

Questions: 913-681-7683

Hot Topics Speaker Series: Immigration And Islam

Immigration and Islam: Principles for Discernment

As Catholics, we know we are expected by the teachings of the Lord to love and offer hospitality to those in need. We are also called by our Lord to protect the innocent. Do these commands create an irresolvable tension when it comes to immigration and Islam? Listen to Dr. Troy Hinkel, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Mission for the Holy Family School of Faith offer principles of discernment for Catholics on this sensitive yet crucial issue.

Recorded live Friday, March 31st at Church of the Ascension.

For more info please contact woleary@kcascension.org.

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Parents Resource Page

Parent Resources on Relationships, Love, Chastity and Sex

 

 

 

 

Chastity is an invitation to somethign real.  It’s a holistic vision to authentic love.

 

 

A Christian Author share’s her experience of talking to daughters.  Part I & II

A Parent’s Guide to Chastity Education by Bishop Samual Aquila

 

Books:

  • Raising Pure Teens by Jason Evert & Chris Stefanick
  • Purity 365 by Jason Evert
  • Pure Love by Jason Evert (booklet)
  • A Case for Chastity: The Way to Real Love and True Freedom for Catholic Teens by Heather Gallagher and Peter Vlahutin
  • Not Ready for Marriage, Not Ready for Sex: One Couple’s Return to Chastity by Chris Padgett
  • If you Really Loved Me: 100 Questions on Dating, Relationships and Sexual Purity by Jason and Crystalina Evert

Articles:

From Lifeteen.com (title within the link)

  • http://lifeteen.com/blog/7-questions-to-ask-yourself-when-asking-how-far-is-too-far/
  • http://lifeteen.com/blog/protect-heart-dont-get-creative/
  • http://lifeteen.com/blog/worth-fight-secrets-staying-pure/
  • http://lifeteen.com/blog/where-line-dating-purity-sin/
  • http://lifeteen.com/blog/dont-need-test-drive-sex-know-true-love/
  • http://lifeteen.com/blog/how-far-is-too-far/

Websites:

  • com has numbers article/answers to questions about relationships, sex, purity, how far is too far, etc… A very valuable website.

 

  • com has many great articles on love, sex and chastity.

 

  • org has some resources (check on the right side of the front page)

 

Other:

Parenting for Purity: Audio CD go to lighthouse Catholic Media

 

 

Hot Topics Speaker Series: Homosexuality-Andrew Comisky

Our Parish Council has recommended this year that Ascension offers a series of presentations on various issues happening in society today.  We’ve called it the “Hot Topics Series”.

Below are a list of resources from our first night.

Homosexuality

Andrew Comisky’s Presentation (Watch it here)

Other Resources

~ Bishop Barron Interview (among others topics, this interview covers                    homosexuality/gay marriage)

Recent YFF News

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Register for 2016-2017 Year
Boyhood Under Siege

Meg Meeker, M.D., mother and pediatrician said this about how boyhood is at risk today:

As parents, we know that boyhood has been changing-for the worse.  We remember when boys use to go trout fishing, sitting under a tree while daydreaming about the future, and now we fear that our boys are cutting themselves off from us with iPods, earbuds, and computer porn.  [As parents] we grimace as our boys are inundated with cheap, nasty dialogue and graphic images that reflect cheap, nasty values and an impoverished imagination….Outwardly we go about our work but inwardly we hold our breath.  Are our boys in trouble? If so, are they in more danger than past generations? Yes, and most definitely yes.  But unlike some psychologists, sociologists, and educators, I believe that the trouble hurting our boys stem from three major sources: lack of close relationships with men (particularly fathers), lack of religious education, and aggressive exposure to a toxic media that teaches boys that the keys to a great life are sex, sex, and a bit more sex – and a whole lot of money and fame…We must be willing to see that our boys need isn’t simply more prescriptions, more money, more activities.  What they need is us. You and me.  they need parents who are willing to take a good hard look at what their sons think and what they are doing.  They need fathers who will embrace their sons and watch them with the eyes of schooled hawks…The world has grown sad for our boys.  But the good news is: we can bring them back.  We can reinstitute some of the joy of boyhood for them, and we can ease their pressures (even the ones we think are beneficial for them, like earning good grades to get into an Ivy League school) by giving them the freedom to be boys: to simply enjoy pickup games of basketball in their neighborhoods, to find that save acreage of woods where they can hike and imagine, and to have that home library where classic adventure books await.                                                                                                                                                          To read more check out Meg Meeker’s book Boys Should Be Boys boys

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just For Parents

Just For Parents

You are Irreplaceable

You make the greatest and most lasting impact upon your children’s lives.  We live in a society that does not value faith like they value education and extra-curricular activities.  At your child’s Baptism the priest said: “You have asked to have your child baptized.  In doing so you are accepting the responsibility of training him (her) in the practice of the faith. It will be your duty to bring him (her) up to keep God’s commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbor. Do you clearly understand what you are undertaking?” You responded: “I do”.  Jesus Christ is calling you as parents to help your child be the person that God created them to be and to help them get to heaven.  Heaven, is the central goal for your child and everything else follows.  

PARENT-RESOURCES

This page hopes to encourage you as parents and provide helpful tips, ideas, articles about parenthood and faith formation:

Websites

Catholic Parents Online: http://www.catholicparents.org/

Faith and Family (Catholic Living): http://www.faithandfamilylive.com/

Parenting Tips/Articles

Silhouette Happy Family
Parenting Tips

 

Raising Catholic Kids:

Http://lovingthechurch.com/2011/07/29/fatherhood-101-raising-catholic-kids/

From Dr. Ray Guarendi: http://www.drray.com/tips.htm

Found in the 10 commandments:                   

http://www.catholic.org/hf/family/story.php?id=20444 

How Eucharistic Adoration with your child can have a significant impact on your family’s faith life: 

http://marccardaronella.com/2013/01/24/children-and-adoration/#comment-1944

For DadsDad

Great tips, ideas, articles and more for Dad’s: http://www.dads.org/

Fathers for Good: http://www.fathersforgood.org/en/index.html

http://www.thecatholicthing.org/columns/2011/catholic-fatherhood.html

Parents: Be Not [Entirely] Afraid