Messy Family

Church of the Ascension is proud to host

          Mike and Alicia Hernon

Of The Messy Family Project!

Check them out at or listen to their “Messy Parenting” Podcast

Join us for a mini marriage retreat!

The Hernon’s will share insights on

  • Parenting as a team
  • Cultivating a family culture
  • Keeping your love alive

The Retreat will also include:

  • Mass and vow renewal
  • Inspirational and relatable talks with discussion time
  • Breakfast and Lunch

Please complete this form to register and payment may be done online by clicking the button below, by leaving a check at the parish office or lock box in gathering area.  Registration deadline is February 3rd, 2019.

Pay Online

For questions, contact Sarah Streitwieser at or 913-681-3348 x151





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.

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Forgiveness Class

AM Session   PM Session

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!

Check back later to register to for lent small groups.

Paul’s Letters to the Colossians and Ephesians


Ignatian Prayer Guided Experience $35


The “One Thing” is Three $30 + $10 Late Fee

AM Session  PM Session

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

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.

Men of Ascension


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

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

Tamale Dinner

Thank you for your support of the Tamale Dinner!

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!

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



Friday, January 25, 2019

Game Night  6:00pm – 9:00pm ~ Parish Hall
The evening includes Dinner, Games and Fabulous Prizes!  This is your chance to gather with friends and invite someone new!  Admission is free with a suggested donation of $20 or a $20 Gift Card that night to support Mardi Gras 2019!  To help us plan, CLICK HERE to RSVP soon!  Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to supplement our beverage table!
Contact Rena McCall at with questions.

Saturday, March 23, 2019
Lenten Retreat  8:00am – 12:00pm ~ Church & St. Matthew/St. Mark Rm

Friday, April 26, 2019
Blessings & Paintings  6:00pm – 9:00pm ~ Parish Hall