Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat. But if it dies, it produces much fruit.
What's dead inside you? What would you like to bury in the rich soil of God's mercy so that new life sprouts?
I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Scripture. Preaching. Singing. Forgiving. Thanking.
Six priests will be available to hear confessions.
The parking lot is plowed and the sidewalks clear!
Today we share an Ascension treasure-- one of our priceless stained glass windows. St. Patrick holds a shamrock, teaching the oneness of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You'll find St. Patrick on the north wall.
It's one of the first signs of spring at Ascension! Leaders of Ascension's Community Garden are planting seeds to get a head start for our vegetable garden. Together with contributions from parishioners' home gardens, last year the Community Garden, located in the yard behind the Parish Center, donated almost 2000 pounds of fresh vegetables to to the food pantry at St. Martin de Porres parish in Austin. To join in, contact the Parish Center at 708-848-2703 and leave a message for John Owens.
Every summer Ascension teens and adult volunteers go away to make homes in Appalachia warmer, dryer, and safer. As they beautify homes with love and care and support from the parish, you can beautify your own home and neighborhood. It’s a great trade—God’s love in creation, your support of teens, and their love for others!
To order flowers, please bring this form to the Parish Center.