Activating the Flame of Love – June 28

Activating the Flame of Love Gathering

June 28 – Media Center

How do we renew and share our faith from day to day?  How can we do this in our family life?  Brian Limas, founder and President of Illuminate will be sharing about the role of families in the New Evangelization.  Come be a part of the discussion on Wednesday June 28th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Media Center (enter through the doors just to the left of the Youth Faith Formation Office). Wine and cheese will be served. Please sign-up so we can get a headcount on food/wine at

Family Formation

Family Formation

 Renewing The Family One Lesson At A Time

About Family Formation

Do you as a parent want to be more involved in helping your children come to know and love Jesus Christ? 

Do you want to find ways to pass on the faith and live it in your family?

Did you know Ascension Parish has a program for anyone in Kindergarten – 6th Grade?  This program is for children who attend public schools, home school and Catholic schools.  Our Catholic Faith is the greatest of gifts to pass onto your children that will affect their whole lives long after they have left home.

Family Formation is a truly innovative faith formation program.  Based on the principle that “Parents are the primary educators in the Faith”  (General Directory for Catechesis 255).  Family Formation revolves around the family. This shared learning experience spills over into the family’s everyday life.

Family Formation:

  • A great Catholic curriculum!
  • Brings the Faith alive through dynamic lessons, activities, and audio 
  • Follows the three-year liturgical cycle and points families to what is happening in the Church year.  
  • Is driven by Sacred Scripture.
  • Is faithful to the teaching of our Catholic Faith. 

Family Formation at Ascension

We meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month from September – May from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

2017-18 Dates:   Sept. 6th, Oct. 4th, Nov. 4th, Dec. 6th, Jan. 10th, Feb. 7th, Mar.  7th, Apr. 4th & May 2nd.

Family Formation has been at Ascension for 5 years now.  It’s not only for non-Catholic School kids but every family is invited to participate!

Here is some feedback from this year:

~ “It was a great way for our family to talk our Catholic Faith at home.”
~ “I felt my daughter was more engaged and it allowed her to talk about her faith more than in the past.”
~ “My husband became more involved than he ever had with the faith formation of our kids.”
~ “Our kids really enjoyed the weekly lessons and time we spend together.”

Be a part of something great for your family!  Call the Youth Faith Formation Office more info: 913-681-7683.







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Fall Youth Faith Formation Registration 2017-18

Youth Faith Formation


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 conscience 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.   
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd from 5:30pm to 6:45pm on Wednesdays for Kindergarten and 1st Graders.  If there is enough interest we will offer this. 

By Registering online you commit to: 

~ Bringing your child each time we meet.  

~ Allowing us to occasionally post pictures on our website/facebook of your child (no names will ever be mentioned). 


Click Here to Sign-Up


Questions: 913-681-7683

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.

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Fathers of Saint Joseph

Ascension Chapter

The Fathers of St. Joseph is a confraternity of men who follow the timeless wisdom and example of the man who was father to the Son and son of the Father. With St. Joseph as our leader, each father strives to become as he became – an icon of God the Father. As God the Father entrusted His Son to St. Joseph’s care, we also strive to entrust ourselves as children, who are fathers, to this father who will teach us to father, and lead us to the Father. This way of fatherhood is called Joseph’s Way – The Call to Fatherly Greatness. Join us on this journey to discover the power of authentic fatherhood. Msgr. Tank invites all men of the parish to experience this ministry.


Among the most serious crises facing human civilization is the famine of fatherhood. Children, families, the Church and our world are hungering, if not starving, for true fathers to re-enter the human drama and assist God in the mission of saving the world from self-destruction. Indeed, society goes by way of the family, and the family goes by way of the father. Lying at the center of the famine of fatherhood is a deeper crisis: the father’s loss of his identity. The human father has lost touch with his true identity, with his true mission and the person that God has created him to be. The human father knows little of himself because he knows God the Father so little. The human father’s identity leads not only to his destiny, but also, his family’s destiny. The human father, by assuming his identity as an icon of God the Father—an initiator of self-giving love—enables his family to achieve and receive its authentic identity, and assuming this identity, the human family can alter—for the better—the world’s destiny. The Father’s of St. Joseph are committed to providing men the opportunity to gather around St. Joseph himself. To place his life and example at the center of our gatherings with the intention of discovering the timeless sanctity of the vocation of fatherhood, to learn the meaning of authentic fatherhood, to equip fathers to become the fathers God intends them to be by understanding and living the spirituality that enables St. Joseph to become a father on earth like the Father in heaven. The sole aim and purpose of The Fathers of St. Joseph is to labor for the restoration, revitalization and redemption of human fatherhood, in order that it may become what it has been created to be: an efficacious icon that directs the human family to its Father.

  1. To discover the timeless sanctity of the vocation of fatherhood.
  2. To be taught and to teach the meaning of authentic fatherhood.
  3. To supply for the spiritual, familial or financial needs of our fellow fathers.
  4. To learn how to become an authentic father by becoming children of the Father. To become leaders who serve by following the Servant and Master Who leads.
  5. To immerse ourselves in the timeless wisdom, fatherly example and person of St. Joseph, the son of the Father and father of the Son.
  6. To learn how to encourage and edify our families in their pursuit of personal sanctity.
  7. To learn how to honor and cherish the dignity of our wives and all women by overcoming lust by means of receiving the redemptive power of Christ.

Code of Honor

Protect the Dignity of Woman

As Joseph refused to expose Mary to shame so too we will become successful fathers by becoming guardians of the dignity and value of woman.

Become Icons of the Trinity

The Holy Family became the first domestic church, an icon of the inner love or family life of the Trinity. As fathers we will strive to erect the domestic sanctuary and assist our family in becoming an icon of the life of the Trinity.

Assume Charitable Authority

As fathers made in the image of the Father, we accept our position of ‘charitable authority’ over our household and like Joseph, the hidden Son of David – an underground king – we acknowledge our hidden kingship over our family.

Spiritually Adopt Our Children

We are not mere biological fathers but rather choose to ‘spiritually adopt’ our children and commit ourselves to the fatherly experiences of ‘protecting, feeding and teaching’ and by means of these experiences grow in understanding of our dependence upon the generosity of God the Father.

Work as Expression of Love

Working side by side with our children, we will teach them the art of self-giving love. Like Joseph and Jesus who crafted the cross of self-giving love within the workshop at Nazareth, by means of work, we will provide our children the necessary materials to build the temple of the Holy Spirit – which they are.


We have several sessions available and we invite you to attend:

  • Sundays 6:30PM
  • Tuesdays 8:30PM
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 6:00AM

Call or text us at 913-210-0923

Summer Plans 2017


We have some amazing trips and opportunities available this summer.
This is your invitation to serve, learn, grow and give.
Prayer and Action 2017 Registration

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Ascension registration for Prayer and Action opens on Jan. 30st on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are 15 spots (male/female split) for students (and 3-4 chaperones) per week. There will be a waiting list for others.

To register for one of our Prayer and Action mission trip weeks this summer, please fill out the following form. An email will follow a few days later with payment information and more detailed information.

Cost is $250/person. Chaperones attend at no charge.

If you have any questions feel free to call 913-681-7683 or email us at

Catholic Baseball Camp 2017 Volunteer

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July 17 – 19, 2017 7am- 4pm (27 service hours)
Ascension has supported Mike Sweeney with his Catholic Baseball Camp with players and coaches to come alongside the Big League players and coaches to support them as they run drills and teach the kids a little something about faith. Each day has a breakfast, mass, lunch, and a rosary offered to them. If you are a young adult or a junior or senior in high school, please apply here.

If you have any questions feel free to call 913-681-7683 or email us at