Join with the Newtown Action Alliance and other Gun Violence Prevention groups
and attend a Candlelight Prayer Vigil
Wednesday, December 14, 2106 at 7:30 PM
following Advent evening prayer at 7 PM
Don't forget your bag of nonperishable food items! On the 3rd Sunday of the month at all Masses we collect nonperishable food items for St. Martin food pantry, which is sponsored by their Men's Group. If you are unable to bring in a bag of groceries but would like to contribute, we invite you to write a check made out to "St. Martin Catholic Church," write "pantry" on the memo line and place it in the collection basket any time during the month. The Men's Group always has to buy more than we donate so all donations are greatly appreciated!
Advent Sale following 9 and 11 a.m. Masses
Advent is around the corner! The Religious Education Board is sponsoring an Advent sale. Advent candles, wreaths, calendars, books and other items will be on display for purchase in the East Avenue vestibule of the Church, the lobby of the school and outside on Van Buren Street (weather permitting). Please stop by, stock up on your Advent goods and support our Religious Education program!
Stock up on gift cards for the holiday season and support Ascension school. Gift cards are available for many popular retailers. Go here to access the order form.
Orders are due to the Parish Center by 9 a.m. this Friday. Please note the original deadline has been extended.
We are delighted to welcome Mrs. Maryanne Polega to our Ascension family. In her letter "From the Principal" Mrs. Polega says, "I am honored to serve as the next principal of Ascension School. This year marks Ascension’s 105th year of providing quality Catholic education in the spirit of love, kindness and respect. Thank you for the opportunity to lead a school that has such a rich history and tradition" Read even more about Mrs.
Registration for the 2017-18 year will be available on July 19, 2017 and due by August 16, 2017. Classes will begin the week of September 10, 2017. Ascension Religious Education offers Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, traditional Religious Education and a new program for families, family faith formation. An information meeting about family faith formation will be held on August 10 @ 7:30 pm in the Pine Room.
Sorry for the format. Just too busy to get the info organized nicely. Maybe I'll be able to do so next week. Please contact Matt with any questions or if you would like to participate or chaperone!