Welcome to our webpage. We hope you will find the parish information here helpful. We offer a wide variety of ministries for all age groups which are aimed at helping us to live Jesus’ Great Commandment of Love. Our mission is to form disciples who will bring Jesus and his message to the people of Melbourne and beyond.
If you are new to the area or have been here for a while and are now seeking a church family, I would love to have the opportunity to meet with you or communicate with you via email. You can also contact Monica Sutton, Newcomers Ministry and Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website to see the wide variety of ministries and community life that our church family offers.
If you have school-age children, please check out our school webpage: www.ascensioncatholicsch.org
- Fr. Eamon, Pastor
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Posted in Current Events on 09/22/16
On Saturday, September 24, 10-11:30am in the Church, there will be an altar server orientation ... Read More »
Posted in Current Events on 09/15/16
You can still sign up for this Saturday's Eagle Pride 5K & 1 Miler! ... Read More »
Posted in Current Events on 09/09/16
We pray for the women attending this weekend's Christ Renews His Parish Retreat, that ... Read More »
09/25/16 5:30 am
Reading 1 Am 6:1a, 4-7
Thus says the LORD the God of hosts:Read More
09/24/16 5:30 am
Reading 1 Eccl 11:9—12:8
Rejoice, O young man, while you are youngRead More
09/23/16 5:30 am
Reading 1 Eccl 3:1-11
There is an appointed time for everything,Read More
09/24/16 8:30 am
Pope Francis on Saturday sought to comfort relatives and close friends of the more than 80 victims of the attack in Nice in July, who were run down by a man driving a truck as they celebrated France's national day. The pope began his solemn address by apologising for not speaking French because he said his was not "bon". Then, shifting to Italian, he urged those who were "attacked by the demon" to respond with "forgiveness, love and respect for your neighbour" rather than giving in to the temptation to react with hate and violence. Among the some 1,000 people who attended the ceremony were members of Nice's Jewish community and a local Muslim imam. "It makes me happy to see that inter-religious relations are very vibrant among you, and this cannot but soothe the wounds left by this dramatic event," Francis said. Islamic State (IS) militants claimed responsibility for the July 14 Nice attack. Less than two weeks later, IS militants killed an elderly French priest, Father Jacques Hamel, in his church, prompting the pope to declare the "the world is at war". But the pope also insisted the war was not a religious one, and that it was wrong to "identify Islam with violence", suggesting instead that the lack of economic opportunities for young people in Europe was one of the causes of terrorism. After speaking briefly, the pope descended from the pulpit and spent more than 45 minutes meeting those who attended the ceremony, many of whom were in tears.Read More
09/24/16 8:13 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday held an audience with the “Hospital Sisters of Mercy,” and encouraged them in their mission despite challenges posed by secular culture.
Listen to Ann Schneible’s report:Read More
09/24/16 7:54 am
(Vatican Radio) The Holy Father has appointed the Card. Telesphore Placidus Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi (India), as his special envoy to the XI Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC), to be held in Colombo (Sri Lanka) from November 28 to December 4, 2016.
The Plenary Assembly is the supreme body of the FABC, where all committees and officers are answerable to it. The Plenary Assembly meets in ordinary session every four years. Membership of the Plenary Assembly comprise of all presidents of member conferences or their officially designated episcopal alternates and bishop-delegates elected by member conferences.Read More