Lent 2019

Join us this Lent as we gather for prayer and fellowship

This page will be updated as additional programs are added. 


View Mass Times, Lent Prayer Opportunities and Lenten Fasting Regulations


Ascension Church Fish Fry is back by popular demand!

March 15, April 5 and April 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM in the Ascension School gym. Join us for fish, fun and fellowship! View Menu.


Rite of Foot Washing on Holy Thursday: Foot Washers Needed

Be part of this meaningful and holy act this Holy Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 pm.  We need 20 people to lead the foot washing. In order to be a leader, you must come to a practice on Palm Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 pm, beginning in the choir room of the church (Van Buren entrance). Couples, families, and individuals are all needed and welcome. To reserve your spot contact Jim Wojcik at j.wojcik@ascensionoakpark.com.


Resources to Deepen Your Prayer Life this Lent

We have compiled a list of resources for you to consider as you look for resources to help you deepen your prayer this Lent. The following link lists a couple of resources available in the Church and a list of apps and websites.

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Faith Sharing Groups 

Our Faith Sharing Groups are a great way to deepen prayer and understanding of Sunday readings, while at the same time gathering in small groups to build community. 

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Lenten Fast for Creation Care 

For Lent, would you be open to look at your energy use and consumer habits and make changes in alignment with Catholic social teaching? We hope you say yes and join us! 

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Support the Ascension Parish 2019 Children's Lenten Project!

Every year our Religious Education program coordinates a Lenten project that provides all Ascension children an opportunity to contribute their Lenten alms to a worthy organization. This year we're accepting supplies and monetary donations to support the education of children in western Rwanda. Learn more and help us raise $15,000 towards this worthy cause.

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Catholic Relief Services Operation Rice Bowl

Each day during Lent, we have the opportunity to be inspired by the stories of people and communities from around the world, and to take time to set aside a little of ourselves to make room for a stranger. This Lent, CRS Rice Bowl invites you, your family and community to journey with Christ through fear to fortitude, recognizing God’s invitation to reach out beyond ourselves to encounter the needs of all.  Operation Rice Bowl information is available at the church exits. 

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