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!

Ascension Vacation Bible School: June 4-8, 2018. Signup
We will need more Adult Volunteers this year due to a separate Preschool Program which is AM only. 

  • AM session: 9 a.m. – 12 noon
  • PM session: 1 – 4 p.m.

Help if you can!

Parishioners needing help:

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

Help a kid in transitional Housing (homeless to independence!) get to work! Click here for times and days (Sat,, Tues, Thur) or send him an Uber gift card!

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

LOTS of Bakers needed for desserts for Lenten Fish Fries!  Click here to sign up!

RESPECT LIFE: You are invited to stand and peacefully pray for an end to abortion during a 40-day vigil on February 14th through March 25th.   40 Days for Life is 40 days of prayer and fasting and community awareness. The vigil site is the Center For Woman’s Health, 4840 College Blvd in Overland Park.  Ascension has committed to filling Sunday 3/18 and Tuesday 3/20 from 7am to 7pm. Sign up to take an hour!    Please contact John and Melissa Joerger (joerger6@gmail.com) with any questions.

Blood Drive:  March 19th Parish Hall  1-6:30pm:  Sign Up  or just walk in! Use churchascension as sponsor code

Catholic Divorced Survival Guide and Support Ministry:  Wed evenings, 7pm, starting March 21st,  Conference room.   Sign up here!

Hillcrest Transitional Housing is having a clean up, inside and out!  April 7th, 8am – 2pm.  738 N 31st St  KC, KS.  Families are WELCOME and ENCOURAGED to attend.  Pick a few hours or stay all day!!! Email jean to let them know you’re coming! click here to register  jhinman@kcascension.org

YOUTHRIVE is seeking volunteers to mentor kids who are aging out of the foster care system.  Training is April 14, 9a -3p  At Grace Church.  To register or with questions?  Contact jackie@youthrive.org to register for class or click here for more info on this ministry

Learn to make tamales!:  The adult parishioners of Ascension are invited to come on Saturday morning, April 21st,  at 9am for an hour and a half to learn to make the “BEST tamales ever”.  Class conducted by the women of All Saints.  (Learners must pre register here for the class).   Learn More about Sister Parish

Tamale Dinner:  Our “sister Parish” All Saints, and Ascension are teaming up to cook and serve a tamale dinner April 21st.  Cooking lessons for 30 Ascensionites” at 9-10:30 am, provided by the All Saints crew.                        Sign up to volunteer that evening     Learn More about Sister Parish

Catholic Charities : Current Volunteer NeedsCatholic Charities Web site

Special Needs Families Respite:  More Info

Divorced/Separated Support Groups:  Read about and sign up

House of Hope:  Click here snacks and paper goods and art store gift cards! 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!)

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!

Catholic Charities publication on Volunteering as a Family:  Family-Volunteer-Packet-10-2017