June 20th & 21st Weekend

Dear Church Family,

In this e-mail you will find

  • Celebrations for June 20th & 21st Information

  • Congratulations to our New Catholics!

  • Moments of Inspiration

  • Returning to Church - Ascension Information

Celebrations for June 20th & 21st Information

Happy Father's Day Weekend!
This weekend we pause to give thanks for the blessing of fatherhood. As with Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is a day of mixed emotions. It is a happy day for all who were or are blessed with the gift of a kind and loving father. But even in this fortunate situation, there is pain for those who recently lost their fathers. For sons and daughters who have a poor relationship with their father, this is a painful day. For fathers whose children have lost their way, this is a painful day. Having said that, we give thanks today for all dedicated fathers, not perfect, but who really work hard at being good fathers.

We are excited to begin celebrating First Holy Communion with our youth and their families this weekend. These celebrations were originally scheduled for April and the beginning of May, so we are looking forward to welcoming more to the Table of the Lord. As is our tradition, we will be reserving the two sections in front of the altar during the Saturday 4:30 Vigil Mass and the Sunday 9:30 am Mass. We will also have a student celebrating at the 11:30 am Mass. Please hold these families in your prayers and join in our celebrations!
 

Your key links for this weekend
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available after morning Masses, on Wednesday evenings at 5:00 pm and on Saturday morning after the 9:00 am Mass.  We will resume the Saturday 3:15 pm celebration of the sacrament of Reconciliation on June 20th.

The Parish Office reopened Monday, June 8th. Our hours remain 8:30am to 4:00pm with the Office closed for lunch between 12:30-1:30 pm. We will be following social distancing practices. We encourage you to wear a mask when you come to the office. The door will be locked so ring the doorbell to be buzzed in.

 

Congratulations to our New Catholics

On Saturday, June 13, Father Eamon blessed the marriages of 6 couples and on Saturday night we welcomed 33 people into our church—  20 adults, 4 teens and 9 children in the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Click here to see some of the memories of this evening.

If you haven’t completed your sacraments, if you think now is the right time, please contact Laurda Dodson at [email protected] or 321-254-1595. Let the joy and peace in the faces on our website be YOURS!
 

Moments of Inspiration

Eating Twinkies with God

Shoulder Taps

"Let Me Hear Your Voice" by Francesca LaRosa

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Find out more about the Dominican Sisters in Grand Rapids, MI by clicking here.
 

Returning to Church - Ascension Information

We continue to pray for our church family members who remain at home due to health reasons and serious concerns.

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(A few of the tips from the video just written out!)
1.ALL are Highly Encouraged to wear a Face Mask During Mass.  If you do not have one, an usher will be more than happy to retrieve one for your use.

2.Your Financial Generosity in support of Ascension Parish is always welcomed. There is a collection basket at the Main Entrance of the Church in the Narthex. There will not be a collection during the Preparation of Gifts until further directives from the Bishop.

3.The Social Concerns Office is always in need of food items.  If you brought Food Items today, you will find the large Brown container outside the Main Entrance of the Church.

4.COMMUNION PROCESSION: communion Lines have currently changed for your safety.  PLEASE follow the direction of the Ushers and keep a 6 foot distance between you and the person in front of you when processing.  We ask that all in the pew process up, those not receiving Communion may receive a blessing.

5.At the Conclusion of Mass, all Doors will be propped open for your convenience in your speedy and safe departure.  We ask all leave the church once Mass has ended so Maintenance may purify the Church for the next Mass.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to do our best in meeting everyone's need for a full and active participation in the Sunday Liturgy. Sunday Mass will continue to be available on line each Saturday

Bishop Noonan created a beautiful and informational video as are welcoming people back to weekend Masses. Click here to view the message.