Give Back Weekend-Mardi Gras

Mark your calendar for Mardi Gras Give Back Weekend November 23-25!

Trinity House and Pinstripes are “Giving Back” a percentage of their sales to our parish family while YOUR family is in town for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend!

Enjoy “family time” by shopping and dining on November 23 & 24 at Trinity House and Sunday Brunch November 25 at Pinstripes!

6731 W. 119th St., Overland Park
Friday, November 23 – Black Friday Specials
Saturday, November 24 – Family Workshop: Children’s Advent Candle Making Activity
While you are at Trinity House, don’t forget to purchase your
2019 Saint Joseph SUNDAY MISSAL Prayerbook & Hymnal!


13600 Nall Ave., Overland Park
Sunday, November 25 – Brunch Buffet from 10am – 2pm
Adults: $21  |  Kids 6-12: $12  |  Kids 5 & Under: Free
Mention you are from Church of the Ascension and Pinstripes will donate 10% back to the parish! 
Sunday Brunch Menu
Plus, enjoy $4 mimosas and $7 Bloody Marys all day.

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

Rejoice – Women Of Ascension Advent Study

AM Session  PM Session

Sacred Space Advent Study $5

Tuesday  Wednesday

Already have a book? Use coupon “NoBookSacred at checkout.

Paul’s Letters to the Colossians and Ephesians


Ignatian Prayer Guided Experience $35


Catholic Movie Nights

St. Bridget of Sweden 12/11

The “One Thing” is Three $30

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.

Holy Conversation Book Club $12

Club Registration

Already have a book?  Use coupon “NoBookHoly” 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!

Fall Youth Faith Formation Registration

Youth Faith Formation


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

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



Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (Start of a 3 Week Course) – St. Mark Room
Rejoice-A Women of Ascension Advent Study
Get to Know Mary as You Never Have Before!

Imagine having an Advent that is more peaceful, more joyful, and more meaningful than ever before. The Rejoice! Advent Meditations with Mary Journal lets you walk beside Mary during the first Advent as you get to know her in a way you haven’t before. The Journal offers more than insights and information about Mary’s life—it offers an opportunity for you to encounter Mary in the quiet of your heart. Each day, in a few short pages, Fr. Toups provides you with aids to help guide your prayer. A word, a reflection, a psalm, a reading, a prompt.  The reflection time can be as brief as a few minutes or you can choose to spend more time in contemplative prayer. Please join us for one or all sessions! Come when you can! 

3 Week Course: November 28, December 5 and December 12
Wednesdays 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM  Karen Davis and Rena McCall

Wednesdays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM   Beth Hartung and Renee Washburn
No Cost to participate

CLICK HERE to Register: Scroll to bottom of the page to register for the morning or evening Rejoice session. Study books will be available at the first session on November 28th.


Thursday, November 29, 2018
Advent by Candlelight   6:30pm – 9:00pm ~ Parish Hall
CLICK HERE for more information

Friday, January 25, 2019
Game Night  6:00pm – 9:00pm ~ Parish Hall

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

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