Church of the Ascension Adult Faith Registration

Church of the Ascension Adult Faith Registration

Please use the buttons below to download a registration page or register for the time you would like to attend. You may pay online or write a single check for all fees. Checks may be payable to Church of the Ascension and returned to the parish office.

COUPLES- Please register individually. If you are planning to share materials use the coupon code for one of you so that we only purchase one set of materials.

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NEW FOR 2021 The latest prayer journal by Fr. Mark Toups is here!

Rejoice! Finding Your Place in the Advent Story


By deepening our appreciation of the places, people and events of the very first Advent, we can encounter the Lord in our own lives and hearts during Advent this year.

Each day in this prayer journal, Fr. Toups provides aids to help guide your prayer…

  • A word-to draw out the details of the Holy Family
  • A reflection-to learn how the people, places, and events of the first Advent influenced Christ
  • A Psalm-to help you enter into prayer
  • A prompt-to record how the Lord is speaking to you this Advent

Church of the Ascension is offering these prayer journals at a cost of only $5.

There are three ways you can use this resource during Advent:

  • Use this book for individual prayer
  • Form your own small groups in the comfort of your home
  • Join a class at Ascension – in-person or via Zoom
    select Register below for more details

Register or Order Books

Questions? Contact Karen Newkirk, Phone: 913-681-3348 x142, Email:

OREMUS: A Guide to Catholic Prayer

Tuesdays: January 4, 2022 – February 22, 2022
Facilitator: Marguerite Enlow
10:00am to 11:30am
St. Mark/Matthew Room
Materials Cost: $20 – includes a workbook and online video access for one year.


Do you find it easy to pray? Do you hear God’s voice in your daily life and know how to respond? With video presentations by Fr. Mark Toups, Oremus teaches you the essentials of a fruitful prayer life. Following Church Tradition and the wisdom of the saints, you will learn to talk to God and hear his voice in Scripture, in your heart, and in ordinary moments. You will become more aware of his close presence, will learn to overcome distractions and dryness, and will recognize desolation and consolation as normal prayer experiences.

REVELATION: The Kingdom Yet to Come

Wednesdays: January 5, 2022 – March 23, 2022
Facilitator: Kim Sutton
10:00am to 11:30am OR 5:30PM to 7:00pm
St. Mark/Matthew Room
Materials Cost: $30 – includes a workbook and online video access for one year.


Perhaps no book of the Bible fascinates people more than Revelation. This program shows how the kingdom established by Christ in his Church is intimately connected with the kingdom of heaven. In this study, presenter Jeff Cavins pulls back the veil on the rich symbolism present in Revelation. Explore the Church’s teaching on the second coming of Christ and the Last Judgment. Understand how God, the Divine Bridegroom, and the Church, his spotless bride, enter into a heavenly, holy, and mystical marriage every time we celebrate Mass.

JAMES: Pearls For Wise Living

Sundays: January 9 – March 20, 2022
Facilitator: Joyce Grashoff
9:30am to 11:00am
St. Mark/Matthew Room
Materials Cost: none-Just bring your Catholic Bible or borrow one from us.


Want the secret to finding joy in the midst of trials? Interested in learning to recognize the source of discord and the way to peace? James, one of the most practical books of the Bible, is a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life.

In this video series, James: Pearls for Wise Living, Jeff Cavins shows how the teachings of James speak to those of us who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and our faith. Meant to help a fledgling Church live out its faith in the face of persecution and a worldview opposed to the gospel, the book of James will help you discover wisdom you can apply to the present .

Register by Sunday December 12

After December 12th, you’re welcome to join the classes, but you will need to secure your own materials since the office will be closed over the Christmas holiday.


Questions? Contact Karen Newkirk, Phone: 913-681-3348 x142, Email:

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.

For more information, contact Liz Willman

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 26, 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 Room
Facilitator: Amy Reinhardt and Jennifer Mathews
No Cost

If you feel called to learn more about joining Disciples Dwelling, look us up on Facebook or contact Amy Reinhardt 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


Together: A Date Night Ministry For Married Couples


Church of the Ascension and St. Michael the Archangel Parish have teamed up to co-host Together, a ministry devoted to married couples. Join us for dynamic speaker presentations, fellowship, prayer, drinks, and food. Then, continue the conversation with your spouse, out on a date or back in your home — at a time and place that works for both of you! We will provide simple reflection questions to take with you, as entry points for deeper discussion and personal application.

The topics for each evening will be served “a la carte,” meaning, you do not need to prepare with reading or homework ahead of time, nor do you need to attend every available evening (although you are certainly encouraged to do so)! All married couples are invited to come — so bring another couple from your neighborhood or from a neighboring parish. You can expect a comfortable, inviting, and pressure-free atmosphere.

Dates: Saturday evenings throughout the year, roughly every month.
Time: Our typical start time is 6:30 PM
Location: Either Church of the Ascension or St. Michael the Archangel Parish
Speakers: Speakers and topics vary each session
Cost of Event: $0-20 per couple, depending on the food and drink that is provided

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

Becoming One: Newly Married Ministry

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: The 4th Thursday of each month
Time: 7-8:30 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 your first day of class. There could be a $10 late fee for late registrations. See individual classes for deadlines.

Contact Liz Willman with questions regarding these offerings. For technical issues contact Ray Martin