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Jan 3
Join us at Circle Lanes in Forest Park for some Family Fun! 

Saturday, January 26 | 4-6 pm 
Pizza, cookies and juice boxes will be provided by Ascension Religious Education.
**Cash Only** and Pay once you check in at Circle Lanes. Click on the link below to reserve your spot!

Family Bowling Night

Oct 28

Do you recall Children’s Lenten Project 2017?  Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’ – Care for our Common Home, we challenged ourselves to fast differently, fast from mindless consumption of the earth’s resources by using the Carbon Fast Calendar of Ideas and our alms went to support the work of the  Trees That Feed Foundation.

Their mission is to plant food-bearing trees, to feed people, create jobs, and benefit the environment. 

Aug 27

Important dates: The deadline for registration is this Friday, August 31! Classes begin Sunday, September 9. All Catechists invited to a Morning of Formation this Saturday, September 1 from 8-11:30 am in the Pine Room. New and returning TRE Catechists and aides, join Diane Moriarty for a morning of prayer, reflection, practical know how, and fellowship.

Classroom Aides and Middle School Catechists needed! Be part of this important ministry! Click the title above to learn more.

Aug 7

The Religious Education Board and I envision a religious education program that does not put the middle schoolers to sleep.  We want to build community, identity and faith in Jesus Christ.  With this goal in mind I searched for a middle school curriculum that has a strong textbook, but more importantly has lesson plans that gets learners out of their seats and engaged in diverse group learning activities.  I found such a curriculum by Saint Mary’s Press, The Catholic Connections Handbook.  Now I need to find adult leaders who like tweens and embrace their need to question and explo

Jul 26

We are now accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. All families who were registered in the Ascension Religious Education program last year or new families who requested registration forms will receive their registration packet in the mail during the week of July 22.  Please be on the lookout for a large white envelope!

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