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!!!! 

Lots available  all year long! 

Feed the Homeless at City Union Mission:  desserts and servers for mens shelter Dec 5th:  click here to help

Desserts for Family Shelter Dec 12th:  click here to help

Gift a bag of groceries for Christmas Dinner to the needy!  Click here to sign up. Bags need to be at Ascension Gathering Area by Dec 17 at noon.  (Can drop off week or weekend  before)

 

Hillcrest Transitional Housing looking for help in their 2nd hand store week of Nov 26-30th  Click here to sign up!

Roses for Life Campaign and Rose Procession: Jan 13th 2019:   We do on Sanctity of Life Sunday  where we commemorate Roe v Wade and we send notices to State Legislators:  click here to help with signups the week of Jan 6th  Click here to be in procession representing the year you were born on Jan 13th  10 am and 5 pm Masses

Respect Life Activities:    click here to learn

Life Runners:  Join us in a new ministry!  Click here to learn and join!

Parishioners needing help:    

Monsignor Charles needs help getting to and from dialysis Mon, Wed, and Fri.  Must have a car (not an SUV) and be able to put his w/c into the trunk and out) Here is the signup!

Schemmels: (Visiting with Karen and dinners once a week): Visiting/Dinner

Respect Life Activities:    click here to learn

Life Runners:  Join us in a new ministry!  Click here to learn and join!

Vocation Committee “31 Club” Sign up:            

Join other parishioners by signing up for one certain day a month to pray for vocations.  Click here for more info and to sign up!

Traveling Crucifix

Our goal is that each weekend the Crucifix will be presented to a family, at the end of 1 Mass, before the dismissal. The presentation rotates to a different  Mass each weekend.  So one week will be at 4:30, the next at 8:15 etc. 
Please go to the available spots and sign up for your Mass of choice and a week that you, as a family, can pray all week for Vocations to Priesthood, Sisters in religious life, married life and committed single life.  We will start this new ministry on October 14th at the 8:15 Mass and rotate each week from there.click here to take a week

Watch a video about Care Portal:  The way we help with foster care and helping keep families intact right here in our neighborhood!  Contact Jean if you want to be part of the giving!


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

Catholic Charities : Current Volunteer NeedsCatholic Charities Web site

Family or Individual Volunteers needed at Villa St Francis!  Click here for volunteer application  Click here for Calendar

Divorced/Separated Support Groups:  Read about and sign up

Coping with Life Alone: “Coping with Life Alone” is a “Beginning Experience” grief support program that will meet every week for 7 weeks here at Ascension in the St Mark’s Room. This program is geared to those who have lost a love relationship due to death, divorce or separation, move through the experience of grief and loss into a future with renewed hope.  Beginning Jan 5 through the end of February, Saturday afternoons from 2-4 pm.   Sign up here to attend

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!)

Adoration Hour for Respect Life

(Sat 4-5 pm) ongoing: Sign up for an hour!

 


Catholic Charities publication on Volunteering as a Family:  

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