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! 


An opportunities to help our Sister Parish, All Saints!

They need help with their Parish’s commitment to serving the homeless and hungry at St Mary’s Food Kitchen on  August 12th.  10:30 am – 1:00 pm.  Eight people, high school age and up.  You serve a cafeteria style lunch.  Willa Gill is located at 645 Nebraska Ave in KC, KS.   Contact Pat Waliczek (913-371-4728) or email at twaliczek@kc.rr.com  if you are able to help on one or all of the days! 

Blood Drive Monday, July 15th, 1-6:30 pm:  click here to make an appointment or walk in that day: click here 

School Supplies Drive!  July 27/28:  Whatever our kids need, these foster kids need!  Pick up extra when you’re shopping for the foster kids we support!

BIGGSTEPS FOR CANCER PREVENTION:  Aug. 11             Races begin at 7:45 am 

This fun, family friendly morning is a chance to honor a friend of one of our parishioners who died of Cancer. Ascension Social Concerns is helping out this cause in honor of all our parishioners who have died from, are living with or survived any form of cancer. We sponsor this fun run that funds cancer prevention education and research.  It is a super opportunity for your whole family to participate in a 5K or 10K race, a family fun run or Kids’ dash, breakfast and fun! It occurs at the KU Edwards Campus and the Indian Creek Trail so it’s right in our neighborhood (Quivera and 127th St)! Or sign the family up to volunteer to help!  Help “BIGGSteps” Toward Cancer Prevention by participating or volunteering.  More info and to register as a volunteer or participant: http://kcascension.org/biggsteps-toward-cancer-prevention/

Parishioners needing help:    

Driving Msg McGlinn:  He is coming home to 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

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

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

Catholic Charities publication on Volunteering as a Family: