Mobile App

saintofday-webStay spiritually connected with Church of the Ascension while on the go!  KCAscension is a free app for iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones or tablets offering quick access to daily scripture readings, our livestream of Mass, recordings of homilies, current events, our parish calendar and more!

Search the Apple App or Google Play Stores for KCAscension or click a link below!

Apple App Store (iPhone/iPad iOS)
Google Play Store (Android)

ZOOM – For High School Students

 

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Zoom meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the YR.Any given night could include dinner, movie clips, small groups, deep conversation, flash mobs, games, improv, and more.

Each month is a separate topic. All high school students are welcome.

We are headed to Urban Air.  Pizza, Bouncy Fun, and a message to top.

$10  8/9 from 6-8 pm. 14401 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park Click Here For Waiver

All High School Students are invited.

Prayer and Action 2017 – More than work from Church of the Ascension on Vimeo.

Blood Drive/Bone Marrow Potential Donors

Next blood drive Sept 11th!

Give the gift of Life and give Blood!  only takes 30-45 min to give blood.  And you can sign up while you’re there giving blood to be a Potential Bone Marrow Donor:  easy as swabbing your cheek and filling out a few forms.

Either sign up to make a reservation for yourself to give blood or walk in!  Ascension does this 4 times a year and we have one of the BEST records!!!(Reserve an appointment to give!

Are you an ORGAN DONOR?  Here’s some facts:    Donate organs

Would you like to save someone’s life who has a blood cancer?  click here for info

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/