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In October of 2021, Pope Francis initiated an extensive request to get input from the people of God around the world in order to prepare for the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October of 2023. Priests, deacons, men and women religious, the Catholic faithful and even non-Catholics are being asked to share their thoughts for the good of the Church and for her important mission of evangelization in our modern world.

Ascension is asking our staff, ministry leaders, and parishioners to participate in responding to a questionnaire which will be collected by our Archdiocese until April 1, 2022. The Archdiocese will consolidate these responses into a report that will be submitted to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops who will in turn create a report that will be shared with the Holy See for the 2023 World Synod of Bishops.

Two versions of this survey are available for your participation. (PDF Version of Questions for Preview)

  1. Ministry Leaders- not all questions need to be answered, rather lead a discussion with participants in your ministry over questions most relevant to your area of activity. This must be completed through the Archdiocese’ survey by April 1.
  2. Ascension Parishioners- complete as much of our general parish survey as you wish by March 25, 2022. We will submit one overall report to the Archdiocese by April 1.

Ministry Leaders

Parishioners Survey Ended

Synod of Bishops Prayer

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather in Your name.
With You alone as our guide, be at home in our hearts;
teach us your ways, and how we should pursue them.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us not promote disorder, but rather harmony.
Do not let stubbornness or partiality forge us down the wrong path.
May we find in You our unity, so that all may be led to eternal life,
never straying from your paths of truth and goodness.
This we ask You, who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son,
now and forever. Amen.

Contact Ray Martin with questions.