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Volunteer Info & Schedules

 Altar Servers

Assist the priest in celebrating Mass.  Adults, teens and youths in grade six or older who are currently practicing their faith are eligible. Training is required. Altar servers are regularly scheduled according to Mass preference.  For more information contact Deacon Kris Kuckelman

View the Altar Server Handbook

Donut Committee

A dedicated group of volunteers host coffee and donuts throughout the year.  This continental breakfast provides a social atmosphere for meeting new parishioners.  New hosts are always needed.

Contact Mary Bibler 913-681-3348 x134.


If you are interested in being a collection counter, please contact Annette Mellard at 851-1349.

Eucharistic Ministers & Sacristans

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist in distributing Holy Communion at Sunday Masses and special celebrations. Eucharistic ministers must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and be actively practicing their faith at Church of the Ascension. Training is required. Eucharistic ministers are regularly scheduled with opportunities to volunteer for holy days and other celebrations.  For more information contact Craig and Judy Arnold 913-685-9305.

Qualifications for an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion/Sacristan:

  • A person baptized and confirmed at least 16 years of age
  • If married, then in a marriage recognized by the Catholic Church
  • Love of the Eucharist with faith in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist
  • A registered parishioner of Church of the Ascension
  • Weekly participation in the Eucharist
  • Willingness to serve as assigned or to obtain a replacement

We provide prayers and Holy Communion at least 2 times a week in all of the assisted living facilities within our borders and to the homebound. One of our priests visits to celebrate Mass or Sacrament of the Sick every other month, and  we try to gather the residents who are our Parishioners once a week for a communal prayer service with Holy Communion.  We offer Holy Communion daily at St Luke’s South’. Contact Patty in the church office if you are called to help with this ministry.

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Perform essential ministry of welcoming all visitors and parishioners before all weekend Masses.  Greeters are regularly scheduled for Saturday evening and Sunday Masses, and also assists with distributing bulletins after Mass. This is an ideal ministry for families to do together. If you are interested, please contact Patty Billinger or Susan Nigrin at the parish office.


If you are interested in being a Lector, please contact Michael Ulmansiek 913-485-2309.


Perform essential ministry of welcoming and assisting in various duties before, during, and after Mass. Training is required. Ushers are regularly scheduled for weekly Masses. Ideal for young people in 7th and 8th grades, and high school. Also a wonderful way for couples to serve together. Click here for usher responsibilities and guidelines. Contact Dan Vater at 913-685-4204 or for additional information.

Arts and Environment

Arts and Environment is entrusted with ensuring that our church has a liturgically correct, reverent, and prayerful environment throughout the year.  Our volunteers arrange and water flowers and plants throughout the year, both in the Sanctuary and Gathering Area.   We keep the candles filled with oil. A&E works closely with the Liturgy Committee, particularly when the Liturgical Seasons change and especially at Easter and Christmas.  We need volunteers throughout the year for a few hours a week, on special occasions, and to prepare our beautiful Church for Easter and Christmas. Email to volunteer.