Family Faith Forming Opportunities

ValLimar Jansen is coming to Ascension!!!

Blessed with an extraordinary voice, ValLimar Jansen is a highly regarded singer, cantor and recording artist. She is also a college professor, a leader of worship and prayer and a workshop presenter at conferences across the United States. AND SHE'S COMING TO ASCENSION!!! Yeah!!

Join us as she shares the Gospel  through music and drama
Sunday, August 27th for a Parish Concert at 7:00 pm
Monday, August 28th for a Parish Mission at 7:00 pm

Click here for ValLimar's inspiration, especially if you're finding that things are a little tough or a little overwhelming!


Family, Faith & Cyberspace

Here are some resources we have found to help families navigate the multiple issues of technology and cyberspace. Let us know if they help you!

Diocese of Orlando - Social Communications Links via Communications Secretariat

Faith & Safety website - created by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

  • “Family Media Agreements” under “Family” drop down menu – also facebook safety and privacy page
  • “Learn” drop down menu includes choices about cell phones and kids; bullying; privacy and safety; safe web browsing, email, pornography, social media, strangers and predators, virtual worlds
  • “Links” page provides resources for kids and parents for example….
    • Kids' and Teens' Internet Safety Sites
      • Webronauts Internet Academy - PBS Kids game that helps younger children understand the basics of Internet behavior and safety.
      • NSTeens - A program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that has interactive games and videos on a variety of Internet safety topics.

Websites provided as programs of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The parents site has many resources and the teen and kids sites have interactive games and videos on a variety of Internet safety topics.

 Videos used with our families during the L.I.F.E. Plus Presentations:

Gr. 3 & 4 "Attitude Overdrive" - Click here to view

Gr. 5 & 6 "Friend or Fake" - Click here to view

Thank you Julianne for a wonderful Mission!

Julianne's Powerpoint Presentations

PDF from 7 Keys of Spiritual Wellness Presentation (HNJ, January 7, 2017)

"Happy, Healthy, Holy Families" Presentation (Ascension, Sunday January 8, 2017)

"Celtic Spirituality" Presentation (Ascension, Monday January 9, 2017)

"Listening to the Heartbeat of God" Presentation (Ascension, Tuesday January 10, 2017)


Julianne's Handouts 

"Happy, Healthy, Holy Families" Handouts  (Mission, Sunday January 8, 2017)

"Share a Prayer" (HNJ & Sunday Mission)

"Here We Are Opening Prayer" (Sunday Mission)

"Creating a Family Crest" (Sunday Mission)

Your Story of Faith (Sunday Mission)

Prayers in the Celtic Tradition (Monday Mission)

Prayer Columns (Tuesday Mission)


 Julianne co-wrote the book The Catechist's Backpack: Spiritual Essentials for the Journey (Loyola Press).

Click here if you would like to find out more from Loyola Press or


Year of Prayer

The 1% Challenge -- Can you listen to Jesus for 15 minutes each day?

Lectio Divina ("Divine Reading") explained in this article "Praying with Scripture"