Chapel Survey

Several times over the last couple of years parishioners have asked about the possibility of erecting a new adoration chapel, one that will accommodate more people and be more visibly located to encourage more people to share in adoration.  They have suggested this because they believe our current chapel, while very nice and usually quiet, is not well located and often not large enough for the many people who want to use it.  A second recommendation is to build a covered canopy over the church entrance which was initially planned for our church

With this in mind, the Church Renewal Committee has been meeting regarding these recommendations and is currently exploring some options.  However, before we proceed further it is important that we have input from you as parishioners.  Please fill out the following questionnaire below.   Please complete this by May 15.  Thanks for your input and your suggestions.

-Fr. Tom

The goal is to increase the seating capacity to 30-36 seats from the current 16 seats while creating an uplifting, spiritual environment that will enhance adoration.  This space would be quieter, minimizing outside noise, as well as providing improved comfort and security for those using the chapel.  An entrance canopy would provide shelter during inclement weather especially for the elderly and those with disabilities.

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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Hot Topics Speaker Series: Homosexuality-Andrew Comisky

The 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)

 

Young Adult

College age students digging into a book together.
College age students digging into a book together.

ENGAGE YOURSELF

FOCUS:

FOCUS is the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools.  It is a diverse community of students, alumni, parents, faculty, clergy, and professionals from a variety of Christian denominations drawn together by a common faith and purpose.  Our purpose is to explore with independent school students a life of faith that is real, adventurous, intellectually sound, and eminently practical.

http://www.focus.org/

St. Paul’s Outreach:

College campuses are battlegrounds for the minds and souls of our young people, and many are leaving the Church. Only 10% of Catholic millennials attend Sunday Mass. Students are hungry for truth and meaning but most are not being reached effectively. Saint Paul’s Outreach (SPO) reaches these students around the country, bringing them back to Christ and the fullness of the Catholic faith. We build evangelistic communities that provide a unique quality and depth of formation in the Catholic faith and life.

http://www.spoweb.org/

Newman Connection:

Newman Centers are residence and Catholic ministry centers at non-Catholic universities throughout the world. These centers provide pastoral services and ministries to their Catholic communities, in particular to the Roman Catholic student population within universities throughout the world.

http://www.newmanconnection.com/

SALT

“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt loses its taste, how shall its saltness be restored?” Matthew 5:13
SALT is a new Catholic young adult group for the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas! Our mission is to offer spiritual fellowship. We also offer opportunities to give of ourselves in service and to evangelize in our community. Come check us out for faith, fun, and fellowship!

Salt Facebook

Jerusalem Farm:

Jerusalem Farm is a Catholic intentional community located in Kansas City, MO. Built on the four cornerstones of Prayer, Community, Service and Simplicity we strive to transform our lives and those around us through service retreat experiences, sustainable living and home repair.

http://www.jerusalemfarm.org/

Catholic Volunteer Network:

Catholic Volunteer Network fosters and promotes full-time domestic and international faith-based volunteer service opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and skills. As the leading membership organization of Christian volunteer and mission programs, we support and enhance the work of our members through volunteer recruitment, training and resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy.

https://www.catholicvolunteernetwork.org/

Time to Socialize!

City on a Hill:

City on a Hill is a vibrant ministry seeking to serve young adults and their’s in and around the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri. City on a Hill provides unique opportunities for young adults to grow closer to Jesus Christ through prayer, catechesis, the sacraments, formation, small groups, retreats, fellowship, and service.

https://kansascityonahill.org/

  • Tuesdays at the Boulevard
  • CCS: Catholic Challenge Sports
  • Young Catholic Professionals
  • KC Mass Mob
  • Catholic Beer Club
  • Reservoir: Young Adult Holy Hour
  • Second Saturdays on the Sidewalk
  • Opportunities for Leadership, Outreach, Formation and more!

Catholic Social Networking Sites:

Xt3

– According to the site: “Launched at WYD08, Xt3 is the fastest growing social network of its kind, with members throughout the world from over 200 countries. Xt3 connects you with people who want to make a difference and helps you build a better world. Everyone is welcome.”

http://www.xt3.com/

Busted Halo

Busted Halo is an online magazine for spiritual seekers, which means that they have engaging answers to almost every moral and Catholic question you can think of. They present profound spiritual topics in short, shareable videos and articles and are a great ministry tool and resource for any Catholic.

http://bustedhalo.com/

Word on Fire

Word on Fire uses art, entertainment, theology, and doctrine to connect readers to the mission of the Catholic Church and the life of Jesus Christ. You’ll see reviews as well as theological debates under the background of popular culture—check out this Star Trek Vs. Star Wars Debate article for a sample.

http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/blog/

The Main Thing

The Main Thing combines reflections from daily life and current events with Church teaching to spread a message of conversion, discipleship, and stewardship. You’ll be challenged to seek out spiritual inspiration in your own life and to grow in your own faith.

https://tracyearlwelliver.com/

Catholic News Agency

Think of Catholic News Agency as the five o’clock news of everything Catholic. You’ll find local and national Catholic news, movie and book reviews, as well as discussions on the moral and spiritual issues of the day.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/

Catholic Exchange

Catholic Exchange offers accessible articles and helpful tools for spiritual growth and evangelization.  You’ll find engaging Scripture meditations, topics, podcasts along with Catholic quotes that aim to increase your understanding of God’s word and work.

http://catholicexchange.com/

Curious how you should vote in 2016?

http://www.catholicvote.org/

Parishioner Status Update

AscensionLogoUpdates to your parishioner status and contact information may be made by filling out the form below or by completing a hard copy and returning to the Parish Office.

Please contact Maggie Wright at mwright@kcascension.org with any questions.

 

Effective Date

Last Name* (required)

First Name (required)

Address Change

Phone Number Change

Email Address Change

Name Change

Leaving the Parish (We would appreciate it if you would specify the reason for leaving our parish.)
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Forwarding Address

Welcome Form

Whether you are a visitor passing through, new to the area, or someone who is returning back to the faith, we’re glad that you are here!

We would love to hear from you.  If we can be of assistance to you in any way, please let us know by calling us, emailing us, or by completing the information on this form.  A hard copy may be printed off by clicking here and may be returned to our parish office or by placing it in the wooden WELCOME! BOX located in the church vestibule.

Your Name* (required)

Address*

Phone*

Email

Preferred Method of Contact:

Please check all that apply
I am interested in joining Church of the Ascension!

A prerequisite to joining the parish is attending an Information Meeting. Please indicate your preference of the following upcoming Information Meetings. All meetings are 11:15am to 12:15pm in the St. Matthew/St. Mark Room located on the lower level of the church.

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Contact me for other options

I would like to visit with one of the priests.
I am interested in becoming Catholic.
I would like information about annulments.
I would like more information about Ascension Catholic School or School or Religion.

Questions or Comments

Baptism Registration

DATA FOR THE REGISTER MAY BE USED AS A LEGAL DOCUMENT. PLEASE USE FULL NAMES.

Click here for a hard copy of this form that may be returned to our parish office.

Name of Parish Where You Are Registered?

If not Ascension, we must receive a letter from your parish giving us permission to have your child baptized here prior to scheduling the baptism.

Name of Child* (required)

Date of Birth

City/State of Birth*

Residence Address*


Telephone*

Name of Father

Name of Mother

Name of Godfather
Catholic?

Name of Godmother
Catholic?
Godparents: A Godparent must be at least 16 years of age, have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and be a practicing Catholic. If you choose to have two Godparents they must be of different genders.

Have you attended baptism class?
If yes, when and where?
If no, scheduled for:

Date requested, concerns and special circumstances:
(note baptisms are usually scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 1:00PM or the 2nd Sunday of the month during a Mass.)

You will receive an email response by Thursday of the week following your request. If you have any questions, please call the Parish office at 913-681-3348.