Each year, Catholic Choirs throughout the United States are encouraged by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians to offer a musical event in honor of Saint Cecilia, the patroness of music. Ascension's Saint Cecilia Sing was presented on Sunday, November 12 at 7:00 PM.
The Ascension Choir and Schola, led by Director of Music David Anderson shared an hour of songs of praise and thanksgiving, joined by a string quartet and including Scripture and prayers.
A free-will offering was collected and shared with Housing Forward and the Oak Park Food Pantry.
Please consider baking for the AWC Cookie Walk that will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016! We need 3-4 dozen holiday cookies; please place them in a disposable container that will not be able to be returned. Cookies can be dropped off with curbside delivery, at the gym off Clarence Avenue, during the following times: Friday, December 2, 4:30-6:30pm and Saturday, December 3, from 8-9:30 am.
To sign up, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4fa8ae2ea6f58-cookie
To give you an idea of what ASP means to the people that go on the trip please read the following from Tess Vanek, one of our high school seniors going on her fourth trip this year.
My Freshman year on ASP, I had no idea what to expect as the white vans pulled out of the Parish Office parking lot. I knew we would be traveling down to rural Kentucky and helping to repair the homes of families less fortunate than us. I wasn’t expecting the trip to be an experience that would stay with me, but that is just what it turned out to be.