Good afternoon!

Although we live with many unknowns at this time, what we can count on as unchanged is the love of God for us and our desire to be reunited with Him in the sacramental life. Absence certainly does make the heart grow fonder!

New Parish Project

As we dream of the days when we can gather again for Mass in the church, we are thinking of ways we can begin to prepare now. We imagine that much will look different in our post-quarantine life together, including our gatherings at church. In anticipation of the possibility it may include the wearing of face masks for all participants, we would like to invite those interested to participate in a new parish project.

We are looking for donations of time, talent and goods to create fabric face masks we can provide for parishioners that may be in need of one when we are able to return to attending Mass in the church.

Ways in which you can get involved:

Do you have some time and sewing skills to make fabric face masks?

Do you have any fabric you can donate to those who will be sewing?

Do you have elastic you can donate to those who will be sewing?

Do you have any thread you can donate to those who will be sewing?

Do you want to donate funds to buy the products we need instead?

If so, we want to hear from you! Please email to let her know if you want to participate in this parish project and in what capacity.

Once the masks are made, we will sanitize them and bag them in ziploc bags to be available to those in need once our doors reopen. 

Bible Study for Teens, Led by Teens today and every Wednesday at 4:30 PM

All parish teens are invited to participate in this week’s Bible study which will be Luke 24: 36-53, and Acts 1: 1-12.  Please have these passages read ahead of time.

We are excited to say we will be led through these passages by three of our awesome teens, Joey, Hans and Jaden!!

Here is the Zoom info to log today, April 22nd, from 4:30-5 PM:

Password:  216182

Tonight at 7 PM ET — Fr. Mike Schmitz on Baptism and Belonging: Being Part of the Family of God When the Family of God Can’t Gather

In these strange and challenging times, we all find ourselves separated from our extended families, from our brothers and sisters, our parents and grandparents.

We also find ourselves separated from our Christian family, from our brothers and sisters in Christ.

We all feel these losses. And we are all suffering from them, because we are united in the family of God by virtue of our baptism.

We belong to each other, and together we belong to God.

Tonight at 7 PM ET, Fr. Mike Schmitz will join us live on Facebook to discuss the topic of belonging as it relates to our identity as children in the family of God, especially in times of fear, stress, and uncertainty.

You don’t need a Facebook account to see the video. All you have to do is click the link provided below! Visit Ascension’s Facebook Page

P.S. If you aren’t able to catch Fr. Mike’s presentation live, no need to worry. All of the videos will also be saved to our Facebook page for later viewing.

If you have any questions or needs you think the parish can help with, please feel free to contact Lisa Gilligan: and she will direct your inquiries to the pastoral staff person at St. James who may best be able to assist you.

May God bless you and your loved ones with the grace you need most to endure the challenges of these days.