Mission Day video 2018

Mission Day

Mission Day is Friday, February 16, 2018


Visit our Gallery of 2018 Mission Day photos!

Mission Day is an annual event to raise awareness of our baptismal call to mission and collect funds for the Church’s mission efforts. Ascension School’s founding nuns, the Ursuline Sisters, started this fundraiser in 1957 with a few games on card tables in the gym. It has grown to be Ascension School’s longest running and one of the most memorable events of the school year for generation after generation of students. All parishioners, especially school families, are welcome to celebrate 61 years of supporting the missions through prayer and play!

l For grades K-8, it is an out-of-uniform school day with normal school hours.

l There is no school for preschool or multi-age on Mission Day, although the children are welcome to come in the morning (10:00 am to 11:45 am) with their parents, grandparents, or caregivers to enjoy the carnival and festivities.

l The day starts with a prayer service at 9:00 am in the church to pray for the missions and is filled with fun carnival games, a fabulous raffle, pizza lunch, movie and popcorn and, of course, the incomparable Cake Walk and Goldfish Toss.

Proceeds support the mission work of the URSULINE SISTERS (who staffed our school for 74 YEARS) and the mission efforts of Ascension’s parish, including the summer youth project: Appalachian Service Project (ASP) and this year’s Ascension Church Children's Lenten Mission: "Coming Home".  Ascension is partnering with Housing Forward to furnish five apartments for homeless clients moving into supportive housing.  Over the past nine years, Mission Day has raised about $62,765 towards these valuable projects!











Lunch and Ticket Form ONLY | Print ONE for each child Due:  Fri. Feb 2L

Little Raffle FILL IN FORM

Grand Prize Raffle FILL IN FORM New!

Completed Raffle Forms / Payment may be included in envelope with Lunch & Ticket Form order. Raffle sheets and money accepted up to 2:15 pm on Mission Day.

(Print all Mission Day 2018 Information and Forms  updated 7 page pdf)



Fri     Feb 2 |   Lunch and Ticket Forms *DUE*

Get your forms in early: First class with 75% completed forms/payment returned will receive an extra strip of game tickets!

Fri     Feb 2 |  Donated little Raffle Items *DUE*

For “Grand Prize Raffle” ($50 & over) & “Little Raffle” ($20 & under) donations please email: missionday@ascensionoakpark.com

Raffle Ideas: Legos, games, crafts, DVDs, gift cards, Christmas duplications etc..(or provide monetary donation to help underwrite Mission Day 2018)

Fri     Feb 2 |  Sign-Up To Volunteer and/or Donate  http://signup.com/go/KjohsS *ASAP*

            (or fill in this form and return)

Volunteer and/or Donate Volunteer to work the games, donate cake(s) items for pastry booth, and other donations.

In order to continue with this Ascension tradition, we need your help. We need in excess of 100 volunteers for this event! (or fill in this form and return)

Fri     Feb 16 | Mission Day 2018!

Cake & Pastries/Baked Items etc. DROP-OFF in gym    7:30 - 9:00 am
Prayer Service: 9:00 am in Church




Mission Day Festivities - Ascension School Gym

Grades: K-3: 10:00 am to 11:45 am
Grades: 4-8: 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm
PreK/Multi-age w/chaperones:

10:00 am to 11:45 am (No school for PreK/Multi-age)





Completed Raffle Forms / Payment may be included in envelope with Lunch & Ticket Form order.
Raffle sheets and money accepted up to 2:15 pm on Mission Day.

Questions:      contact Mission Day Committee at missionday@ascensionoakpark.com



Coordinators:            Karen Mueller & Emily Schultz

Forms Team:              Anne Weber, Kirstin Peters-Whetstone

Games Team:             Mike Marron, Matt Mueller, Michael Nowicki & Greg O’Brien

Kitchen Team:            Ann O’Brien

Photo Team:              Martha Irvine

Prize Team:                Theresa Callero & Somie Mossell

Raffle Team:               Katie Marron & Joanie Fox

Setup/Cleanup Team: Becky Stindt

Tickets Team:             Lynne Nacke

Volunteer Team:        Jessica Nowicki