Mother’s Circle

We are mothers of teenagers, growing, supporting, learning, and praying together.

If you are a mother of a teenager, then you are invited to join the conversation! Join us on the second Tuesday of each month, from 7-8:30 PM in the Youth Room (unless other location is noted!); come for speakers, fellowship, and friendly tales of teen-year survival!

Here’s What’s Coming Next:

Pandemic: Unmasked

When: Tues, July 14th;
7-8:00 PM Gathering + discussion
8-9:00 PM Holy Hour
Where: Matthew/Mark Room(7-8 PM)
Church Sanctuary (8-9 PM)
Who: Mothers of Teenagers
What: Join us for a round table discussion and time for personal prayer. We look forward to hearing how you and your teenager have been holding up during this unique season! Come for all of the evening, or just drop in when you are available. 

MASKS: Please wear a face mask as you enter the facility. Once we are settled, we should be socially distanced, and you can remove your face mask if you desire to do so. Thank you for your understanding!

Pencil It In:

This year, due to the ongoing health crisis, we will only plan ahead one meeting at a time. Here are some upcoming dates to pencil in. We will get together if possible and if conditions remain reasonably safe!

July 14th; Matthew/Mark Room; 7-8:30 PM
August: No meeting this month
September: No meeting this month
October 13th; Parish Hall A; 7-8:30 PM
November 10th; Matthew/Mark Room; 7-8:30 PM
December: No meeting this month
January 12th; Matthew/Mark Room; 7-8:30 PM
February 9th: Matthew/Mark Room; 7-8:30 PM
March 9th: Matthew/Mark Room; 7-8:30 PM
April 13th: Matthew/Mark Room; 7-8:30 PM
May: No meeting this month


The resource page holds a mix of handouts from previous meetings, along with important links to Youth Group calendars and volunteer opportunities.

Mission Starts with Mothers!

Who We Are

Want to know more about who we are and why we are here? Read our Mission Statement.

Past Events:

Pornography & your Teen:

When: Tues, Mar. 10th; 7-8:30 PM
Where: Ascension’s Youth Room
Who: Mothers of Teenagers
What: Join us with Sam & Beth Meier, parents and directors of the Our House initiative, a diocesan program devoted to healing and protection from pornography exposure of youth and families.

Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First

When: Tues, Feb. 11th; 7-8:30 PM
Where:Ascension’s Youth Room
Who: Mothers of Teenagers
What: Join us with Sr.Elena Morcelli of the Apostles of the Interior Life and Spiritual Director of the St. Lawrence Center. She will share on the priority of nurturing our own interior lives … even before we nurture the interior lives of our teens. She will weave our call to interior joy with the message of Our Lady of Lourdes, who’s feast day is also on February 11th!

Mother & Daughter: from Teen to Adult

When: Tues, Jan 14th; 7-8:30 PM
Where: Ascension’s Youth Room
Who: Mothers of Teenagers
What: Join us with mother-daughter duo, Liz and Mary Whitehead. They will share their experience navigating the teen years and transitioning into young-adulthood. Their story will be shared through an insightful, “double-lens” perspective — with viewpoints from mother and daughter together.

Hospitality Un-Pinned

When: Tues, Nov. 12th; 7-8:30 PM
Where: Ascension’s Parish Hall
Who: Mothers of Teenagers
What: Disregard everything you know about hospitality; forget about entertaining, table settings, and evenings worthy of a Pinterest post. Join us with Jennie Punswick, a mother of 6 and teacher with The School of Faith. Jennie will share on the Gospel virtue of hospitality. How do we live the virtue of hospitality for our teenagers? How is hospitality a necessary component of evangelization — both within and beyond the walls of your home?

Relying on His Cross

When: Tues, Oct 8th; 7-8:30
Where: Ascension’s Parish Hall
Who: Mothers of Teenagers
What: Join us with Kelsie Gartner, a former Ascension Teen, now turned young adult. She will share her story of brokenness, loss, beauty, and redemption. How did the faith of her mother help sustain her through impossible terrain?

Teen Brain, Explained:

When: Tues, Sept. 10th; 7-8:30 PM
Where: Ascension’s Library
Who: Mothers of Teenagers
What: Join us with Stacie Cordell, an Ascension mom and licensed family Therapist. We will explore the topic of teen brain development.

Ask a Youth Leader:

When: Tues, Aug. 13th; 7-8:30 PM
Where: Ascension’s Youth Room
Who: Mothers of Teenagers
What: Join us for wine, fellowship, and snacks. Meet, greet, and get to know Lee McMahon and Anna Eftink with creative questions and a few unexpected answers.

Monthly Updates

Want to know more about what is going on with your teen? Click the envelope for Lee’s monthly youth group updates. Find information on schedules, topics, and links to all the latest happenings!