Ascension has had a long history of youth mission trips ranging from Appalachia Service Project (ASP), Mississippi (Gulf Coast Trip), to Young Neighbors in Action (YNIA) in Tijuana. Currently, we plan an annual ASP trip.
Parents’ Meeting – Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:30 – 8:30 in the Pine Room. We are asking that one parent for each teen attend.
Formation Meeting #3 on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 6:00 – 7:30 in the Pine Room
2019 ASP FLOWER SALE
Time to order your spring flowers and support our teens! Once again Ascension teens and adult volunteers will journey east 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!
Complete the form and submit it with payment to the Parish Center (808 S. East Ave). All orders must be prepaid (cash or check made out to Ascension Church). Order deadline is March 17, 2019. Flower pick up with be after all Masses on May 4 and 5. Thank you for your support! Questions? Call Ascension Parish Center at 708-848-2703 or email: ASP@ascensionoakpark.com
Planning for the 2019 ASP Trip is under way and we are looking forward to another fun-filled service trip making homes warmer, safer and drier. In July 2018, 168 people spent a week in West Virginia and Kentucky. The week is a chance for us to serve those who have a real need for the help....what we get from them is a chance to live and experience our faith in a different way.
If you are interested and want to learn more about ASP, we would love to connect with you and share more information and have you talk to one of our teen leaders – many of whom are taking their fourth and final trip before college! The teen leaders help plan the meetings, organize the trip and will lead work crews at the job sites. ASP links service with faith, friends, fellowship and leadership opportunities for our teens. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure to turn in both the appropriate form (teen or adult) as well as the ASP Registration sheet as we need both of them filled out. We have a few spots remaining. Register Now! Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
For those going on the trip, if you need the packing list, you can find it here.
Appalachia Service Project has been a beloved aspect of Ascension youth ministry for over 20 years. Decades ago this trip began with a small group of 5 vans totaling 35 people and has grown to 23 vans equaling 161 people. AYM usually goes to ASP the last full week of July, which is known as “week 7” to ASP-ers.