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: