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Church of the Ascension Adult Faith Registration

Church of the Ascension Adult Faith Registration

Please use the buttons below to complete a registration page for a course or group you would like to participate in. You may pay online or write a check for fees. Checks may be payable to Church of the Ascension and returned to the parish office.

Current Offerings

BEHOLD: Advent 4-Week Group or Self Study

Behold Advent Study

NEW FOR ADVENT 2023 – BEHOLD: A 4-Week Guided Advent Journal for Prayer and Meditation. Let the Holy Family be your light through Advent as you receive the healing power of Christ.

Choose the best option for you:

  1. Individual Prayer (Book Only)
  2. Form a Small Group – In the Comfort of Your Home
  3. Join a Small Group – at Ascension beginning the week of November 28, 2022:
    • At Ascension on Mondays from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    • At Ascension on Wednesdays from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    • Zoom on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    • At Ascension on Thursdays from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Follow the link to register. Once in Realm, click on the “Register by November 27” button to register. The $6 cost includes a copy of the BEHOLD book. We will begin distributing books on Friday, November 18 in the Gathering Area.


The Great Book Series-New 2023

Divine Comedy

The Great Books Series is a combination study group/book club. There is no ongoing commitment. Just join us for whatever book seems to be calling out to you. Our upcoming 3rd book in the series of “books I always wanted to read, but could never tackle on my own” is The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis. The topic seems an apt choice for Lent and so we will start in January and end the week prior to Holy Week.

Lewis makes it quite clear from the start that his only reason for writing the book was to solve the intellectual problem of suffering. He begins, “If I look at the world around me and witness the pain, sufferings, and regret found in the human race, I have to wonder about the existence of God.” What did he discover? What will you discover? We will combine reading, video, and group discussion all the while keeping our connection to Catholicism. Join us as we plumb the depths of another great book classic searching for treasure/truth.

Thursdays: 5:30-7:00pm
Dates: January 5-March 30, 2023
Location: St. Mark Room
Facilitator: Joyce Grashoff
Cost: $0 (Purchase of the book is on your own.)


Topic Talks with our Priests

Fr. Stull

Join our priests as they speak on Catholic Topics and Culture in our world today. These talks will be offered about once a month. Check the bulletin and email blast for future sessions.

Next Topic Talk-Tuesday, December 6, 6:30-8:00pm
Location: St. Matthew/St. Mark Room
Speaker: Fr. Stull

Topic: Vatican II: The Church in the Modern World

No Cost
Please register to help us plan.


Ongoing Classes

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)


Are you or someone you know interested in becoming Catholic? Join us for classes to see if this is right for you! We will meet on Monday nights to present basic topics of the faith and grow in our relationship with God. Adults are welcomed into the Church at Easter in the spring. We also would love to have parishioners volunteer to serve as a sponsor for someone going through RCIA.

Information Night
Monday August 29, 2022 5:30-6:30pm in St. Mark Room

Regular day and time: Mondays 5:30pm-7:30pm
First regular session: September 12
Location: St. Mark Room
No Cost

RCIA Information

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Christ Renews His Parish Retreat

Christ Renews His Parish

Parish sponsored retreat program offering a Sat./Sun. retreat at the parish in the Fall and in the Spring. There are separate weekends for Men and Women. It is a program designed to bring parish members together in Christ, and emphasizes your continued growth in Catholic Christian life. It initiates this through small group participation. If interested, complete the registration form on page 30, or check out the parish website or Adult Faith Bulletin Board in the Gathering Space for a registration form.

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Disciples Dwelling: A Young Adult Bible Study

Are you currently transitioning from college into adulthood? Are you looking for an opportunity where you can dig deeper into your Catholic faith while bonding with other young adults on fire for Christ? Then consider joining Disciples Dwelling (DD) – Ascension’s young adult weekly small group study. We discuss upcoming Sunday Mass readings followed by a fellowship activity – with occasional DD functions on weekends.

Disciples Dwelling

Ongoing Bible Study for a passionate group of Catholic Young Adults, ages 21-35
Thursdays: 7:00PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Youth Center
Facilitator: Rachel Sevart an Brooke Kramer
No Cost

If you feel called to learn more about joining Disciples Dwelling, look us up on Facebook or contact Rachel Sevart for more information.

Men Of Ascension

Men of Ascension

Are you looking for a way to get more meaning out of Mass? If so, join with other men of the parish to meet each week and discuss the upcoming Sunday Mass readings. This group discusses the Sunday readings followed by discussion on their applicability to the lives of men. New members are invited to join at any time.

Fridays: 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM
Date: Ongoing
Location: St. Mark Room
Facilitator: Ken Jennison
No Cost

Fathers Of St. Joseph

Fathers Of St. Joseph

Come join us as we learn God’s plan for men, fatherhood, Scriptural solutions to living life today based on how God intended. Our goal is to make the theological practical: finding happiness now and for eternity for fathers and all those we love.

Sundays: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Date: Ongoing
Location: in homes
Facilitator: Phil Hernandez
No Cost

Mothers of Young Children

Mothers of Young Children

Through authentic friendships, prayer, family activities, and community service, we hope to encourage and equip fellow mothers in the beauty and traditions of the Catholic Faith. If you are a mother of a young child (pregnancy through second grade), then you are invited to join us the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the St. John Room. Check our webpage and bulletin for additional events throughout the year as well.

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Mother’s Circle

Mother's Circle

We are mothers of teenagers & young adults, growing, supporting, learning, and praying together. Join us on the first Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8:00pm in the St. John room.

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In addition to our wonderful, in-person studies, parishioners are able to access thousands of movies, talks and classes for FREE! Ascension has purchased a subscription.

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The Flame of Love

The Flame of Love

A five week class on the Spiritual Diary of Elizabeth Kindelmann’s The Flame of Love. Elizabeth Kindelmann had numerous communications from Jesus and Mary. One of the communications was that the renewal of the earth will take place through the power and imploring force from heaven with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The primary goal of “The Flame of Love” is to help save souls including our own soul. Its secondary goal is to help release souls from purgatory.

5 Weeks
Thursday 7:00-8:30pm
Starts: October 20
Location: St. Luke Room
Facilitator: Dick Kane
Cost of Materials: $15


Fridays: 9:30am-11:00am
Starts: October 21
Location: St. Mark Room
Facilitator: Dick Kane
Cost of Materials: $15

The registration deadline for this course was August 31. Late registrations are still welcome, but you will need to obtain the study materials on your own. Please call the Adult Faith office with questions: Elizabeth Whitehead | 913-681-3348 x142 |

Becoming One

Becoming One

Becoming one is a marriage enrichment ministry created by and for newly (and newly-ish!) married couples. Join us! We are on a journey, moving toward knowing and loving our spouses, our faith, and our community more fully and more passionately. We are actively creating a group — a family of sorts — that is vibrant, authentic, and open to new people and ideas. If you are married or engaged and interested in joining or learning more, then we would love to have you!

Dates: 4th Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Varies
Topics and Speakers: Vary
Cost of Event: Free

For more information about upcoming events, or to sign-up for our email distribution list, visit us at

Late registrations are welcome, but there is no guarantee that materials will be available through Ascension. You may have to obtain your own materials.

Contact Elizabeth Whitehead or Liz Willman with questions regarding these offerings.

Scholarships are available for those under financial constraints-contact Liz Willman.

For technical issues contact Ray Martin