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:
Catholic Near East Welfare Association:
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.