Quick Links of Current Offerings of Support or Action

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! 


Blood Drive:  Monday, Sept 9th  1-6:30 pm Parish Hall:   Walk ins welcome orclick here for appointment time

Dress for Success coming w/e Sept 14/15. (Gathering Space) Business attire and accessories appropriate to wear to a job interview including:
Pant/skirt suits, Jackets/Blazers, Slacks, Shirts or Blouses (especially in white, cream, beige and black)
Pumps,  flats, loafers or dress shoes (in navy, brown, or black), Jewelry, Scarves, Purses , Briefcases/portfolios, Unused hosiery or socks (knee-highs included) in nude, off-black and coffee 

USED BOOK DRIVE:  Sept 28/29. (Gathering Space) Please bring in any used infant, children, & adult books to donate to Ascension’s Used Book Drive.  Books will be donated to St. Dismas Prison Outreach Ministry, Jo Co Christmas Bureau and our Parish library.

Parishioners needing help:    

Meals for our priests!  we are providing meals for our priests a couple of times a week!  Click here if your talent is UMM UMM GOOD!

Driving Msg McGlinn:  He is  home at Ascension!  Needs rides to and from Dialysis Mondays, Wed and Fridays  Click here  (Need to have a sedan, not SUV)

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

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.  Click here for a news report on impact of Care Portal

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

Hillcrest Transitional Housing looking for help in their 2nd hand store Click here to sign up!

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

St Mary’s Food Kitchen (2nd Friday of every month Lunches) ongoing: Sign up to bring salad or fried chicken

Guadalupe House: Help the Sisters serve the  Homeless ”    (2nd Tuesday )Help serve by providing 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 : Current Volunteer Needs Charities Web site


Catholic Charities publication on Volunteering as a Family:  




International Missions and Mission Trip 2018


Ministry of Care HeartCorporal Works of Mercy:

  • To feed the hungry; To give drink to the thirsty; To clothe the naked;,To shelter the homeless; To care for the sick; To visit the prisoners

Spiritual Works of Mercy: To instruct the ignorant; To counsel the doubtful; To admonish sinners; To bear wrongs patiently; To forgive offences willingly;To comfort the afflicted; To pray for the living and the dead

Mission Trip DONE for  2019:Watch for announcements for 2020.

 We are supporting and working at a home for the abandoned elderly! 


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It’ll change your life!  Click here to watch the video from last 2015!

 For pics from 2016 trip:2016

 There are two counties where we have provided assistance:   GUATEMALA:   Our main focus in Guatemala is a senior housing project for the elderly in Guatemala.  These seniors are often abandoned or neglected due to the severe poverty in the area and the seniors inability to provide any monetary support to the family.  There are no government programs to help.  We also “sister” with a parish, Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Xecoxol, Guatemala.  This is a remote, rural, mountainous community in the central region of that country.  Our primary  focus is establishing a relationship of prayer and support between our two parishes, with a secondary goal of providing money to provide educational opportunities.  We currently are helping 12-15 kids with educational assistance to improve their lives in an area where farming is the main source of income for their parents.  Economic conditions are challenging for these parents living in a poverty area so extreme it is hard to imagine.  We have taken several trips to get to know the Parish and to assess what needs we 

refugees2015_insideCatholic Near East Welfare Association:  Catholic Near East Welfare Association :They give voice to our Church on the near east, the refugee situation, what we are doing (and can do) to support them.   This Ascension supported pontifical mission supports projects and programs of emergency assistance and relief; care and rehabilitation; education and human development,  is an advocate for justice and peace and is committed to informing the public of the issues affecting the peoples of the region. From building churches in Syria to providing clean water systems to war-damaged villages in Lebanon – from providing health care to the poor in Iraq to caring for orphaned children in Jordan – from providing job opportunities to unemployed Palestinians to helping train priests in Iraq, the Pontifical Mission is the Holy See’s relief and development agency for the Middle East. This is funded through our Parish Tithe (We tithe as a Parish from the general Parish income. through the Faith in Action Ministry.) 

We also finance the mailing of monstrances and rosaries made by our parishioners to needy places throughout the world, including India, and far east and near east parishes.

Contact Jean in the office for more info and to confirm mtgs.  jhinman@kcascension.org Meetings:   Second Monday of each month; Beginning at 7:00PM