Jul 18

Thanks to all the POLO Dads and Men of Ascension that volunteered to cook at Ronald McDonald House this past Saturday - they served almost 60 guests! What a great event and hopefully a tradition we can continue every summer.


Jul 18

Our abundant Community and Native Gardens were showcased on Sugar Beet’s Edible Garden Tour this past Saturday.   Thank you and congratulations to our committed volunteers!

We invite you to visit our gardens in the backyard of the Parish Center anytime and even volunteer on Tuesdays at 6:30 to pick produce (contact John Owens at owens708@comcast.net or just pop by). Or you can help to make our native gardens grow (contact Carolyn Cullen cac@enviroporium.com). More information about our gardens is on our web page.


Jul 16

Congratulations to Jackie O'Brien, Ascension parishioner and recent graduate of Ascension's Religious Education program, and teammate Paige Braun, for their outstanding performance at the 2018 Special Olympics in Seattle! Jackie and Paige took home bronze medals for their impressive performance in Unified Bocce. Check out the following video of Jackie and Paige after they clenched the gold medal at State earlier this year.

The Ascension community is so proud of you! 

Jul 13

Women’s Spirituality Series Continues

Please join us for week 4 - Standing on the Threshold - on Monday, July 23.

Shelby Boblick of St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy Parish will continue her facilitation with discussion of Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self by Joyce Rupp (2008).

Duplicate sessions are offered each Monday of the series at 1 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.  (No need to come at the same time each Monday; whatever works with your schedule.)  Sessions last no longer than 90 minutes. 

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Jul 12

The daughter of St. Luke parishioners Jim and Virginia Hill, Prof. Hill Fletcher graduated from the University of Illinois as an English major. After a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, she attended Harvard Divinity School, where she earned her master’s degree in Theological Studies in 1996 and Doctorate in Theology in 2001. Since then she has taught at Fordham University about the intersection of Systematic Theology and issues of diversity (religious diversity, Christian cultural diversity, race, and gender). 

Jul 10

Sprinkled along the front row are from the left are Celine Woznica, Kelly Hendrickson, John Owens and Mike Wilkey. Parishioner and founding Advocate, Ken Trainor holds the left side of the banner.

Jul 10

Thank you to all who joined us this past Sunday for donuts and refreshments. Gathering together in community is so greatly appreciated. Special thank you to our Stewardship team for volunteering!

Jul 7

All are invited to join us Saturday, September 15 for a special event that doesn't come around very often! Join us as we celebrate Fr. Bob Hutmacher's Golden Jubilee!

Fr. Bob entered the Franciscan Order on the Feast of St. Clare August 12, 1968. Everyone is invited to celebrate Fr. Bob's Golden Jubilee at the 5 pm Mass. A reception will follow in the Pine Room.

Jul 7

At Ascension we collect food on the third weekend of the month for the Pantry sponsored by the Men's group at St. Martin Parish. Bring your bag(s) of nonperishable grocery items to Mass this weekend and place on the alter during the collection of gifts, or at one of the Church entrances.

Some of you cannot carry heavy bags of groceries. You have the option of giving a check to further this work. Make out the check to "St. Martin Catholic Church," put "pantry" on the "for" line and drop it in the collection basket any time during the month. The men always have to buy more than we donate and this helps them. We are always grateful for whatever you do to help these wonderful men.


Jul 3

If you would like to donate your garden surplus to a good cause, volunteers from the Ascension Community Gardener group will be in the Parish Center Parking Lot and Community Garden Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm until dusk this summer accepting donations for St. Martin’s Food Pantry.   Harvest  and donations for May 29 amounted to 44.15 lbs.

For more information, please call John Owens at 708 846-1827 or Ceal Bacom at 708-386-0577.