September 21, 2017
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Altar Society

Volunteers clean the Church and launder alter linens on a rotating schedule. For more information, contact Bev Menendez.

Ambassadors

This is a club open to all senior parishioners. There are both spiritual and social activities. Meetings are in the Parish Hall following the 8:45 AM Mass, rosary and benediction on first Fridays.

For more information, contact Cecelia Hill

Ascension Early Childhood Center (The Little School)

This is an independent parochial agency sponsored by the Ascension Catholic Church, serving 2, 3, 4 and 5 year old children. Details available at the Little School Website.

Contact Erica Argue or Mary Ellen Schweitzer, 636-532-3375 or via email at: littleschool@ascensionchesterfield.org

Ascension Employment Network

The Ascension Employment Network is an ongoing service to the Parish. AEN provides job search guidance and support for unemployed/underemployed Parishioners.

To speak with someone, please call (636) 530-9017 or e-mail to: aen@ascensionchesterfield.org.  

Athletic Association

The Athletic Association manages youth and adult sports programs, as well as fund raisers. Sports for youth include basketball, golf, soccer, track & field, and volleyball. Adult sports include volleyball (recreational and power) and 'pickup' basketball.

Details are available at Ascension Athletic Website.

 

 
President Cory Kirwan cnkirwan@yahoo.com
Vice-President John Byrne athleticassoc@att.net
Treasurer Peter Lane petelane43@yahoo.com
Secretary Mike Kickham mike@porterkickham.com
Spiritual Leader    
Past-President Bridget Nations bridgetnations@yahoo.com

 

Bereavement Committee

This is a support group designed to reach out in sympathy to fellow parishioners at the time of the death of a family member. Parishioners may call to volunteer, or to seek assistance.

Blood Donor Program

A blood drive is held in January and July each year. Volunteers are needed to donate and to assist donors on Drive Days.

Boy/Cub Scouts

Pack 597 serves our parish family at Ascension Catholic Church in Chesterfield, Missouri.  While we draw primarily from Ascension Catholic School, we welcome any boy who wishes to join us in our Scouting adventures and ongoing spiritual development. 

Boy Scout meetings are held every Wednesday in the lower level of the Parish Hall. Meetings are typically from 7 pm until 8:30 pm. http://www.scouts597.org

Cub Scout meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of every month in the Multi-Purpose Room.  Meetings begin at 6:30 pm (premeeting activity at 6:15 pm) and generally last until 7:45 pm. http://www.ascensioncubscouts.org/ 

Cantors

Volunteers serve to facilitate congregational singing at liturgical celebrations.

Casserole Bakers

(A Reach Out Program) The casserole bakers prepare a casserole each month for soup kitchen. Recipes are provided.

Finance Committee

This committee assists the Pastor in the stewardship of the funds of the parish. This committee is a standing committee of the Parish Council.

Knights of Columbus

This is a fraternal organization of Catholic men, 18 years and older, dedicated to the Charitable work in the broader community. Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Details are available at the Knights of Columbus Website

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary

These ladies are the wives, mothers and daughters of living and deceased Knights of Columbus. They work for various charitable causes and support the Knights in all of their charitable work. Their meeting is separate, but at the same time as that of the Knights.

Contact: Rosemary Trotier

Lectors/Mass Readers

These ministers read the Word of the Lord at Mass.

Contact: The Rectory

Little for a Lot

(A Reach Out Program) A Little for A Lot provides an opportunity for parishioners to donate frozen leftovers to the Reach Out Centers. Collection is on the third Sunday of every month.

Martha Guild

The Martha Guild is an ongoing service to the Parish. Volunteers provide a meal for the bereaved family of a parishioner following the funeral. The Martha Guild endeavors to assist the family and in doing so, express the concern and condolences of the whole parish.

To volunteer, please contact Chris Foeldi.

Men's Retreat

A three-day silent retreat is scheduled each year at the Jesuit White House Retreat Center.

Contact: Dave Doering

Mothers’ Club

The Ascension Mothers’ Club is a social and fund-raising group that supports the parish school.  Volunteers for a variety of committees are needed. For more information contact the Parish Elementary School Office

Nursing Home Auxiliary

Each week Eucharistic Ministers bring Holy Communion to the residence of area nursing homes, and lead the recitation of the rosary on those days when a Mass is not celebrated.

Contact: Kathy LaMantia

Parish Council

The Parish Council is a representative body of parishioners who provide input to the parish staff, help establish goals and priorities, and coordinate activities. The Council meets on the first Monday of the month, October through May.

Contact: Bob Buck or Fr. Molini

Parish Elementary School

The Parish School offers Catholic quality education for grades K-8.

Complete details available within the Elementary Education Website.

Contact Principal, Mrs. Julie Smith, 636-532-1151.

Parish School of Religion

The Parish School of Religion provides religious education and preparation for the Sacraments for children grades K-8 who attend public or private schools. Classes are held on Sunday mornings and Monday afternoons.

Further details are available at the PSR Website.

Prayer Line

Volunteers pray for special intentions requested by parishioners.

Contact: Florence Flynn or Sue Schultz

Reach-Out Program

The Reach-Out Program is organized to collect food, clothing and money, on the third Sunday of the month, for the poor at St. Vincent's Parish and the MAT Center. Other projects include "Give-A-Meal-A-Month, where a special menu is provided, and collection of food and gifts during the Thanksgiving and Christmas periods.

Respect for Life

This organization supports respect for life from conception until natural death. It seeks to diminish and eliminate abortion and euthanasia through prayer and education. Legal protection for the unborn and practical help to women distressed by pregnancy is also offered. The organization raises funds and collects goods for homes which care for unwed mothers and disadvantaged children.

Contact: The Rectory

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

This is a program for those wishing to know more about the Catholic faith, whether unbaptized, members of another church, Catholics returning to practice their faith, or Catholics wanting to update their faith and practice. Volunteers assist the program director.

Contact: The Rectory

Servers

Servers assist the celebrant at Sunday and school Masses. They also assist at funeral and wedding Masses. Servers may be boys or girls, grade 5 or older.

Contact: The Rectory

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Parish sponsors a branch of the worldwide lay organization to help the poor and needy of the area.

Link to SVDP site Here

Contact: The Rectory 

Sunday Pre-School

This program is for children age 3 (by August 1) through 5 (but not yet in Kindergarten).  Classes are held during the 9:15 Mass.  Our school year runs from the weekend after Labor Day to the first weekend in May.  You may register at any time during the year, provided there are openings.

Ushers/Greeters

Volunteers welcome worshipers at Mass, collect and present the offerings, promote comfort and good order in Church.

Contact: Matthew McMindes

Visiting Statue of Mary

Several years ago we welcomed the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima into our parish. Since that time, the status has traveled throughout the parish visiting families and individuals for a week at a time.

If you and your family would like the opportunity to welcome Our Lady in your home, contact Sandra Tarnowski.

 

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