Summer Youth Faith Formation Program

June 17-27

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.

Women of Ascension 2019 Lenten Book Study

Fearless and Free is a  Bible study based on the book of Ephesians. So many of us are wrestling through the reality that life isn’t easy, even when we are doing the right thing. Suffering can slam into us from left field, leaving us reeling. This study provides a firm foundation to stand on no matter what life throws our way. With an emphasis on healing and wholeness, this is the a personal and transformative study.

Morning and Evening Offerings:

Morning sessions :
Weds. 9:30-10:30 am
March 6, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
St. Matthew/St. Mark room

AM Class Registration

Evening sessions:
Tuesday, 6:45-8:00pm
March 5, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16
School Library

PM Class Registration

This is what we’ll discover through the pages of this study:

We need to WAKEN to the reality of who we are in Christ, and that we have an enemy who seeks to steal our true identity.

We need to WRESTLE with the battle in our minds– bringing our thoughts in captivity to Christ.

We need to be strengthened as WARRIORS so that we can move forward in life– not just surviving, but flourishing.

Readers will experience being grounded in truth while wrapped in the embrace of the One who loves us all completely and without end.

Registration Deadline: Feb. 27. Contact Mary Connor 913-579-3287 with questions.

Lent Small Groups 2019

We will be utilizing, Opening the Word, Lent through Easter, Year C. This is a FORMED LENTEN STUDY.  This program offers prayer and insights for the Sunday Readings. Featuring a variety of experienced presenters including Dr. Tim Gray, Jules Miles, Dr. Scott and Annie Powell, Dr. Edward Sri, and Dr. Ben Akers, the videos are designed to facilitate thought and discussion for personal faith formation or in the context of a group meeting. 

Groups will meet in the mornings or evenings either at Ascension or at the home of an Ascension Parishioner.

Signup Now

Childcare Information: free childcare is available for children 1 year and older.  Please use the childcare form button below to notify us of your needs.

Childcare Form

Sign up by February 19, 2019. Groups start week of February 24, 2019 or February March 3, 2019. 

If you would like assistance in signing up, please call Denise Greene at: 913-681-3348 x142
Mondays from 1-4 or Tuesdays – Fridays from 9:00AM-12:00PM or

Questions?  Please contact: Liz Willman, Director of Adult Faith at: 913-681-3348 x139 or

There is no cost for materials.  You just need to be a member of FORMED. 

To join:
1. Go to
2. Click “Register” and enter your name, email, and password. 
3. If it asks for a parish code put: H3XN6C
4. You are all ready to access FORMED!

Once logged into FORMED, go to Study, then click on Opening the Word, Lent through Easter, Year C.  

You will need to go to each week and download and print the participant journal.

You can also download the FORMED App.

Signup Now Childcare Form Participant Materials

To register for the Woman of Ascension Lenten Book Study Fearless and Free click here.

Current Adult Faith Offerings

Church of the Ascension 2018-2019 Adult Faith Registration

Please use the buttons below to view our catalog or register for offerings at Church of the Ascension. You may pay online or write a single check for all fees. Checks may be payable to Church of the Ascension and left in a return box in the gathering space or parish office.

If you already own a copy of a book use the coupon code listed to register without having materials purchased for you.

COUPLES- Please register individually.  If you are planning to share materials use the coupon code for one of you so that we only purchase one set of materials.

Childcare Information: free childcare is available for children 1 year and older.  Please use the childcare form button below to notify us of your needs.

View Catalog  Childcare Form  View Cart

Lent Small Groups

We will be utilizing our parish registration to Formed for our lent small groups.  If you have not registered with Formed, please go to and click “Register” and enter your name, email, and password.

You are all ready to access Formed!

Click Here to register for a Lent Small Group

You Did it to Me $12

AM Session  PM Session

Already have a book?  Use coupon “NoBookYouDidIt” at checkout.

33 Days to Merciful Love $25

AM Session  PM Session

Already have a book?  Use coupon “NoBookMerciful” at checkout.

The Second Greatest Story Ever Told $30

AM Session  PM Session

Already have a book?  Use coupon “NoBookGreatest” at checkout.

Late registrations are welcome, but there is no guarantee that materials will be available your first day of class.  There could be a $10 late fee for late registrations.  See individual classes for deadlines.  2019 classes will be advertised again and will have a later deadline date.  Feel free to register now for 2019 or wait until they are advertised again.


Contact Liz Willman with questions regarding these offerings.  For technical issues contact Ray Martin

Sister Parish

Tamale & Soft Taco Dinner

Thank you for your support of the Tamale Dinner!

Take Out “Double Stuffed” Tamale Pre-Order

Purchase Tamales by the dozen (12 per bag)
$15 if pre-ordered by February 4, 2019.
$20 after February 4, 2019.
Pickup available on February 16th from 10:00a-Noon or 5:30p-6:30p.


How to cook your tamales: Take all your tamales place them standing up in a colander or large steamer in a tall stock pot with a upside down bowl in the stock pot to keep tamales out of the water and steam for 90 minutes (you start counting 90 minutes when you first put it on the stove). Not when it starts boiling. Cook for entire 90 minutes, when they come out they will be soft and will harden as they start to cool. Eat and enjoy!

Our sister parish project is with All Saints Parish in KC,KS.  Our Mission:  To share our faith, service and fellowship through the diversity of our culture. Located at 8th and Vermont Streets in Kansas City, Kansas, All Saints Parish has quite an interesting story to share from it’s one hundred and twenty-year-old history.  The parish, originally named St. Joseph, was founded by immigrant families, primarily of Polish descent, who built their homes and lives around the worship, social, and educational opportunities within their church. Over the years, this hard working and dedicated community was able to add a parish rectory, thriving grade school, gathering hall for social activities, and even a bowling alley to their parish complex.

Time, economic, and cultural changes altered the makeup and future of the St. Joseph community and its surrounding ethnic parishes.  Eventually St. Benedict, St. Thomas, and St. Cyril & Methodius had to close their doors, and their parishioners were then welcomed into the surviving St. Joseph parish. This combined community was then renamed “All Saints Parish”.   A statement from the church centennial celebration book is a testimony to the enduring faith and purpose of our sister parish.  “Although the makeup of the community has changed over the years, the goals of the parish are timeless:  that is to live according to the laws of God, and in doing so, gain everlasting happiness.  Despite the fact that members may be old or young, natural born or immigrant, Polish or Hispanic, rich or poor, these goals are superior to all obstacles that may occasionally block our path.” Ascension parish is humbled and honored to pair with such an inspiring sister parish, and we look forward to sharing our faith, service and fellowship through the diversity of our culturesClick here for All Saints web site