Stewardship & Planned Giving

Church of the Ascension

We Joyfully Proclaim, Celebrate, Witness, and Serve Jesus Christ

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Church of the Ascension is a vibrant Catholic community that embraces stewardship as a Way of Life. A life of Stewardship is rooted in Scripture and is the response of each individual’s call to discipleship whereby one responds to the mission and ministry of the local and universal Church in sharing the Gospel. Stewardship recognizes that we, as individuals, are not the owners of our lives, our time, our talent, nor our treasure, but stewards or managers of these God-given gifts. Stewardship is our Time, Talent and Treasure returned to God in thanksgiving for all that He has given us.

Registered parishioners/families are expected to be in good standing with respect to Stewardship:

  • Practicing the Catholic faith and living Catholic values
  • Sharing in the prayer life of the parish
  • Regularly volunteering at the parish to support the mission to serve in the spirit of Christ
  • Practicing financial stewardship through sacrificial and biblical levels of tithing

Time & Talent

Church of the Ascension parishioners/families are encouraged to become active in at least one program or ministry within the following areas:

Spirituality & Liturgy

  • Liturgical Ministries
  • Perpetual Adoration
  • Sacramental Celebrations
  • Vocations

Ministry of Care

  • Corporal Works of Mercy
  • Support Ministries
  • Social Concerns
  • Parish Outreach

Formation & Education

  • Adult Faith Formation
  • Family Life
  • Youth Faith Formation
  • Parish School

Parish Life

  • Welcoming
  • Volunteers
  • Celebrate Ascension
  • Various Parish Organizations


Church of the Ascension parishioners/families are encouraged to make and honor a sacrificial pledge to God of at least 10% of their household income in gratitude for the blessings they have received via the following guidelines:

To our parish as a general parish support 5%

to the Archbishop’s Call to Share 1%

To our parish or other charitable causes* 4%

Note: School families are encouraged to give this additional 4% to our parish.

A full listing of all the ministries at Church of the Ascension can be found in the Parish Directory & Resource Guide. Questions? Contact Karen Newkirk in parish Office, 913-681-3348 or

Stewardship Resources

The Spirituality of Stewardship
Parish Ministry Guide
Stewardship Commitment Form
Treasure Update/Change Form

Planned Giving

Catholic Estate Planning