Quick Links of Current Needs

Corporal Works of Mercy:  All of them!

Spiritual Works of Mercy:  All of them!

All of below openings are listed in the posts in “service opportunities” Most are Family Friendly!!!!

Parish Member needing meals:

Divorced/Separated Support Groups:  Read about and sign up

Used Books Drive:  For St Dismas Prison Ministry (we take paperbacks without any writing in them, good condition, and they are the library material in each of the pods in JoCo Jails), for an inner city preschool, and JoCo Christmas Bureau.  Drop off date:  Sept 24th

Hillcrest Transitional Housing has FAMILY FRIENDLT OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP!  Set up Homeless Youth Apartments in Jo Co or help at their thrift store: Click here for more info

MID EAST UPDATE:  Oct 8th at 7pm: More info

40 Days for Life:  40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families.  The campaign will run from September 27 to November 5.  We, as a parish, have committed to filling two days during the 40 day campaign (Sunday 10/8 and Tuesday 10/10).  Click here to sign up for an hour

What’s that Pac n’ Play for?  Help stock the “room” at advice and Aid Pregnancy Center with new “stuff” for babies (up to a year)  Drop off:  Oct 15th

TOILET PAPER COLLECTION!  We will “build a wall” of toilet paper!  We will give to the homeless ministries we already serve so they can use donated funds for other important “stuff”!  Drop off in Gathering Area weekend of October 22nd.  

Used Coats:  While you are getting all the fall and winter “stuff” out, consider giving any gently used coats, hats, gloves or mittens and scarves that won’t work in your life anymore.  We are a major supplier to the Jo Co Christmas Bureau!  Drop off for this Nov 5th.

Catholic Charities : Current Volunteer Needs

House of Hope:  Click here snacks and paper goods needed once a month 3rd Tuesdays

St Mary’s Food Kitchen (2nd Friday of every month Lunches) ongoing: Sign up to bring salad or fried chicken

Guadalupe House: Desserts and Serve for the Sisters and Homeless ”    (2nd Tuesday and 4th Wed)Help serve, bring food or items

Shalom House Dinners: 4th Tuesdays  Help to serve or bring desserts (or both!)

Hope Faith Breakfast: (last Sat of the month):         Sign up to help serve,or cook or bring item

Meals for the Priests (Wednesdays ):Click here to help!

Adoration Hour for Respect Life (Sat 4-5 pm) ongoing: Sign up for an hour!

Adoration Hours that need a substitute: Sub for an hour!

Want Info on being a foster  or adoptive parent?  Or info on ways our parish helps out families who are fostering?  Or ways we help to keep families intact?   Mentoring for kids ageing out of the foster system?

Check out our page!

Unbound is an international nonprofit concentrated on building relationships of mutual respect and support that bridge cultural, religious and economic divides. Our program is focused on empowering individuals and their families with tools to achieve self-sufficiency through sponsorship. When you sponsor through Unbound, you offer a hand up — not a handout — to a family working to lift themselves out of poverty through hard work, initiative and hope. www.Unbound.org  They have several Volunteer Opportunities available and are very flexible as to times.  Family Friendly !

By volunteering in their Service Center, you can help to make the letters  that go to sponsors in more than 80 countries around the world get there! The volunteer hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00AM – 4:00PM. Volunteers can be of any age, however we do require any volunteer under the age of 16 to be accompanied by an adult (up to 5 children per 1 adult chaperone). If you are interested or have any questions, please contact me at bethp@unbound.org

International Missions and Mission Trip 2016

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Ministry of Care HeartMission Trip coming in June 18

 

Corporal Works of Mercy:

  • To feed the hungry; To give drink to the thirsty; To clothe the naked;,To shelter the homeless; To care for the sick; To visit the prisoners

Spiritual Works of Mercy: To instruct the ignorant; To counsel the doubtful; To admonish sinners; To bear wrongs patiently; To forgive offences willingly;To comfort the afflicted; To pray for the living and the dead

Catholic Near East Welfare Association is coming to talk at Ascension, October 8th at 7pm.  They will give an update on the status of our Church in the near east, the refugee situation, what we are doing (and can do) to support them and will show a slide show of their varied programs. This Ascension supported pontifical mission supports projects and programs of emergency assistance and relief; care and rehabilitation; education and human development,  is an advocate for justice and peace and is committed to informing the public of the issues affecting the peoples of the region. From building churches in Syria to providing clean water systems to war-damaged villages in Lebanon – from providing health care to the poor in Iraq to caring for orphaned children in Jordan – from providing job opportunities to unemployed Palestinians to helping train priests in Iraq, the Pontifical Mission is the Holy See’s relief and development agency for the Middle East.
Please plan on joining us and learning about this unstable part of our world.

This is funded through our Parish Tithe (We tithe as a Parish from the general Parish income. through the Faith in Action Ministry.)

For pics from 2016 trip:2016

It’ll change your life!  Click here to watch the video from last year!

Mission Trip Brochure (the dates aren’t correct on the brochure, but you’ll get the gist).The International Mission program at Ascension has been in existence since 2008.  There are two counties where we have provided assistance:   GUATEMALA:   We work with a parish, Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Xecoxol, Guatemala.  This is a remote, rural, mountainous community in the central region of that country.  Our primary  focus is establishing a relationship of prayer and support between our two parishes, with a secondary goal of providing money to provide educational opportunities and parish support.  We currently are helping 12-15 kids with educational assistance to improve their lives in an area where farming is the main source of income for their parents.  Economic conditions are challenging for these parents living in a poverty area so extreme it is hard to imagine.  We have taken several trips to get to know the Parish and to assess what needs we can help with.  We also go to San Lucas Toliman to the mission and help with various projects for part of the trip.  click here for web site:SanLucasMissionlogo

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We also finance the mailing of monstrances and rosaries made by our parishioners to needy places throughout the world, including India, and far east and near east parishes.

Contact Jean in the office for more info and to confirm mtgs.  jhinman@kcascension.org Meetings:   Second Monday of each month; Beginning at 7:30PM