Garage Sale 2019

2018: What a week!  $33,000 plus!                                  See you 2nd week of June, 2019

Sale Dates:   June 8-15, 2019

Hundreds of opportunities to help!  As you know, the Garage Sale helps fund the youth groups outreach and Social Concerns Ministries.

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Wednesday, June 12:
3:00pm-7:00pm – PRE-SALE FOR PUBLIC ($5.00 per person) (Volunteers needed are Sorters/check out help)
Thursday, June 13: Opening Day – 8:00am-4:00pm Sale (Volunteers needed for Sorters/check out help)
Friday, June 14: 8:00am-2:00pm – Sale (Volunteers needed: Sorters/check out help)
Saturday, June 15: 8:00am-Noon – Bag Sale (Volunteers needed for Check out help);
11am-2:00pm – Volunteers needed for Clean up (Lots of men with strong backs)!!

Garage Sale Set up:  June 8th – through 12th.  Sale:  12th – 15th, 2018!


Please drop off items in the Parish Hall. (Lower Level) Please do not leave items before or after scheduled hours!

Sunday, June 9: 8:00am-4:00pm – Drop Offs
8:00am-2:00pm-Heavy Pick Up***
Monday, June 10: 8:00am-4:00pm – Drop Offs
Tuesday, June 11: 8:00am-4:00pm – LAST DAY for Drop Offs/


COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, TELEVISIONS, ELECTRONICS: We will once again offer electronics recycling at no charge during the garage sale, Monday thru Thursday. Look for the recycling truck in the parking lot.  
***We offer pick up of furniture and large items within the boundaries of the parish on Sunday, June 9, only from 8:00am-2:00pm. To schedule a pick up or obtain additional information, contact Amanda Cushenbury 706-7491 or e-mail at We request a  $5.00 donation for this service.

Caritas Clinics

Ministry of Care HeartWork of Mercy:  Care for the SickSocial Concerns

Over the Counter Med Collection: February 16/17

Caritas Clinics is comprised of two clinics, Saint Vincent and Duchesne. We are doctors’ offices for  members of our community living in poverty with no health insurance.  Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, our mission is to reveal God’s healing love by improving the health of the individuals and communities we serve — especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Together we serve close to 2,000 patients annually and more than 60% live below the poverty level.  Most needed meds:                                          Allergy:  Allegra (Fexofenadine) Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) Zyrtec (Cetirizine) Claritin (Loratidin)                   Eye Drops:  Opcon-A Naphcon-A Alaway                                                    Nose Sprays: Nasocort (Triamcinolone Acetonide) Flonase (Fluticasone propionate).  )       ONLY NEW, SEALED, UNEXPIRED MEDS PLEASE!

Clinics’ mission is to, in the spirit of the Sisters of Charity, reveal God’s healing love by improving the health of the individuals and communities we serve — especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded on the belief that health care is a basic human right, the clinics provide services to indigent patients, regardless of religious affiliation, with an emphasis on the values of compassion, respect of personal dignity, and a sensitivity to human suffering.

 Often referred to as a “safety-net” clinic,the clinics provide the same services as most family doctors in a welcoming, compassionate environment. The difference, of course, is that our patients have no insurance, not even Medicaid or Medicare, and no way to pay for their care. Our services include primary health care, medication assistance, and chronic disease management.

As safety net clinics, they provide primary health care, chronic disease management and medication assistance to very low-income, uninsured residents of Wyandotte County.

Caritas ClinicsMore info

We need volunteers!  Especially any Spanish speakers to help translate etc,

We could use some one to freshen up the flower boxes outside the front doors.

Medical and nursing providers who can volunteer on site once or twice a month, especially in the areas of general/family practice and gynecology,

People who can volunteer a few hours a week helping the office staff with special projects

located at: 636 Tauromee Avenue Kansas City, KS 66101 913-321-2626

Contact Jean in the office for more info…

Our Lady of Guadalupe Home

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A clip about their street ministry

If you want to help with cooking or serving:click here.

 Ascension is providing dinner and serving for  the Sisters and guests at this new shelter in KC, KS.    Our Lady of Guadalupe Home, operated by nuns of the Fraternity of Missionaries of the Poor of Jesus Christ, is a safe haven for homeless women.  It provides a safe place for them to stay with nutritious meals shelter and offers spiritual counsel to address and help resolve the issues the women guests face.

Servers should arrive at Ascension at 5pm to pick up desserts in St John’s hallway and pick up  the meal in the Ascension kitchen (cooked by the Knights previously) so as to arrive at the Guadalupe Home by 5:30 to warm the food and prep for dinner.  Desserts need to be dropped off by 4:30 (if you aren’t serving dinner)

2226 Troup Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66104 [1 ½ blocks South of Parallel Pkwy and 24th St]   913 499-7839


Read more about these wonderful Sisters and their Mission by clicking the link:


Roses for Life

click here to help with Procession


Rose Procession: Masses on Sanctity of Life Sunday 1/17/16.   10am and 5pm

January 22nd, 2016 will mark the 43rd anniversary of Roe vs. Wade which made abortion legal and has since resulted in the deaths of more than 50 million unborn children in our country alone.  Each year the Respect Life Ministry organizes a procession during Masses on Sanctity of Life Sunday 1/18/14. We are in need of a lot of young helpers to represent each year of life chosen since Roe v Wade. We especially need teens and those in their 20’s.  If you or any of your children are able to participate in one of the Masses, please click on the link

Roses for Life:  Paper Roses will be available for parishioners after all Jan 17th Masses with a request for all registered voters to fill out the slip of paper attached. The”roses” are brought to our state legislators during the March for Life on Jan 22nd to show our support for LIFE and ask that they vote pro-life. This is a very visible sign for our legislators to help show we stand for LIFE!

Catholic Divorce Ministry

The Archdiocese offers a weekend retreat called “Beginning Experience” for widowed, separated or divorced people. 

Contact Jean for info on registration, locale, etc
More info on their web site.

There is HOPE (and HELP!) for troubled marriages (even if you are divorced or well on your way)


A program to Help Couples Heal and Renew their Marriages.
  • Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage?
  • Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse?
  • Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down?
  • Have you thought about separation or divorce? 
  • Does talking about it only make it worse? … Retrouvaille provides marriage help!
  • 1800-470-2230

Contact Jean in the office for more info 681-3348 or

Divorced Catholic web site

detourfinalDivorce is a detour, not a dead-end.

Divorce is so difficult.  The foundation on which you built your life has now crumbled beneath your feet. You are searching for peace, for truth, for hope.

We invite you on a journey back to a life filled with promise and peace. Allow Christ to walk with you as you rediscover His healing and rejuvenating power through the wisdom, richness, and truth of your Catholic faith.

Faith and courage are needed to rebuild life after the end of a marriage.  You are encouraged to seek help from good people who have learned how to move ahead with rebuilding their lives.  Peer support groups, professional counseling, and kind people in your faith community are likely places to seek out support.

If you are separated, use this time to reflect on God’s will for you.  Attend Retrouvaille,  seek effective counseling from a professional…

If you are a single parent, seek help from other single parents.  Attend parent education opportunities through your local grammar school, high school, park district, or library.  Never speak ill of the other parent in front of the children.

If you are co-parenting, learn to share the children in a kind way.  Do not punish the other parent and do not punish the child for the relationship they have with the other parent.  Every time you talk poorly about the other parent, you inflict deep pain in the child.  Children whose separated or divorced parents continue to argue and fight have the greatest harm inflicted on them.

If you are divorced, attend peer support groups, seek effective counseling or coaching to help you manage the changes in your life.

 Catholic divorced Ministry

Ascension Family Dinners

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JOY placesetting  We prepare dinners and bring to homes for families with an illness or high stressed situation going on. Please contact Jean in the office 681-3348 or  for more info or if you or someone you know could use a few good meals!

Click here if you can help! if you can help and if there is an active sign up…!!!!!
Click here if you can help with the Priests dinners

St. Mary’s Food Kitchen

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Corporal Work of Mercy:  Feed the Hungry

Soup Kitchen

Sign up to cook chicken or bring salad!We prepare fried chicken and salad and serve lunch to the 400 homeless/needy people  for no charge at St. Mary’s Food Kitchen the 2nd Friday of every month. Help is needed with preparing and serving the food.We serve with Holy Spirit .  We have a set menu of fried chicken, salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, bread and desserts.  If you wish to help, Ascension Parishioners are asked to bring fully cooked fried chicken (preferably leg quarters), or a green garden salad, prepared without dressing. Click here to sign up to bring chicken or salad Pans are available in the Gathering Area the weekend prior to the 2nd Friday serving.  If food donations are insuffient, food is purchased by the Parish Social Concerns ministry. Drop off any food that you prepared in the hallway of the St. John room before 8:30am on Friday.

The food kitchen in east KCK is technically called Hot Lunch Service, Inc, but everyone still knows it as the St. Mary’s Food Kitchen. The facility, located at 645 Nebraska Ave. 66101(7th and Nebraska) in the Whilamaia Gill Multipurpose Service Center. Different churches, synagogues and civic organizations  serves hundreds of people a hot lunch every day of the year.  (913) 281-5638

If you sign up to serve we meet at Ascension by the St. John Room at 8:30am for carpool with arrival between 9 and 9:30.  Will return around 2pm.  Volunteers arrive around 9 or 9:30 and prepare for lunch to be served at 11:15.    It takes approximately 35 people to assemble and serve.  Please consider volunteering for this worthwhile ministry either by bringing food donations or serving.  Volunteers should be 8th grade or older.  Service hours available.

Contact Jean Hinman with any questions or for additional information at 681-3348 x131 or

Shalom House

Ministry of Care Heart

Corporal Work of Mercy:  Feed the Hungry/Shelter the homeless

We help monetarily with different requests from this Catholic Charities sponsored homeless shelter for men. The only one in KC, KS!

 RSVP to Michelle Carlstedt at 913.433.2080 or to volunteer in other ways…

JOY placesettingSocial ConcernsWe prepare, serve and share a meal two nights a month. Meet at Ascension at 5pm to pick up desserts in St John’s hallway and pick up  the meal in the Ascension kitchen (cooked by the Knights previously) so as to arrive at the Shalom House by 5:30 to warm the food and prep for dinner.  Desserts need to be dropped off by 4:30 (if you aren’t serving dinner).  Servers usually return around 7:30p.m.

Click here to sign up for 4th Tuesdays 

2nd Thursdays are taken for the year.

Contact Jean Hinman for additional information at 681-3348 x131 or


Hope Faith Ministries

Social ConcernsMinistry of Care Heart

Corporal Works of Mercy:  Feed the Hungry/Shelter the Homeless

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!We all know hunger goes on all year!  We prepare and serve breakfast to the homeless at Hope Faith Ministries on the last Saturday of every month. Help is needed with providing food, paper goods, and with serving.  Families are Welcome (and encouraged!) but servers working in the kitchen need to be over 12 years of age.  Some new rules on volunteers: 

  1. We now only allow capri pants and regular pants to be worn when Volunteering.  Gentlemen may still wear shorts as long as they are appropriate lengths.

2.  Due to the fact that we serve individuals of all walks of life including felons and sex offenders, we are asking that no one under the age of 18 exchange social media information with our guests or interns. It is for the safety of you as a volunteer as well as those we are helping to get on their feet that they not exchange personal information, including being friends on social media until they are of a legal age.

Last Saturday of each Month. Meet at the St John Room doors of Ascension at 7:35am and carpool to Hope Faith. Serving starts at 8:30am, and we return around 10:30a.m.

Contact Jean Hinman with any questions or for additional information at 681-3348 x131 or or Ed Herman

Breakfast Casserole Recipe – REVISED 12.30.17

sign up to help serve, cook or bring items

Directions from Ascension to Hope Faith Ministries

Hope Faith Ministries
705 Virginia Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 471-4673

New Thrift Store at Hope Faith:  Mission Hope Thrift