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Sep 4

Join Ascension Women's Spirituality Group in the Parish Center dining room.  Visiting begins at 7:00 PM and the meeting starts at 7:30 PM.  Participants are to buy their own books. This year's text is "The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation", Richard Rohr, with Mike Morrell.  The Divine Dance is available thru the Book Table or on line.

For the September meeting, please read The Dedication, The Foreword, and through page 32 in the Divine Dance. Anne Murphy and Charlotte Sugg will lead the first session and map out readings for sessions through May.  Participants will be asked to volunteer as co-leaders for remaining sessions on the second Thursday of the month running through May 2019.

All are welcome.  If you have not been able to do the readings, just come and join us.

Sep 4

Ascension Pack #20 Cub Scouts

Ascension Pack #20 Cub Scouts Pack will be kicking off our 2018-2019 year with our first Pack meeting on Friday, September 14 at 6:30pm in the Pine Room.  We look forward to welcoming back Cub Scouts from last year, and also welcoming any prospective new members.  We welcome kids from in and around our School and Parish.

Sep 4

Wednesday, September 26 in the Pine Room.  Arrive at 6:45 pm, class starts promptly at 7:00. This training is mandatory for all employees and volunteers at Ascension Parish who work with children.  If you have not already attended a Virtus session and would like to attend, please log onto www.virtus.org and register.  Keep a note of your user name and password for future continuing education on the Virtus website.  Please arrive prior to 7:00 pm.  Latecomers are not allowed into the session.  Please call Mary Fitch at 708-434-1521 if you need help with registration or have any questions.

Sep 4

Join us in welcoming Christi Walkup, Ascension’s new Religious Education Assistant. Christi and her husband Todd moved to Oak Park in 2008 from Houston, TX. Christi joined the church in 2011 through Ascension’s RCIA program, and for nearly 10 years has been an active volunteer in parish and school organizations. Christi and Todd have three daughters, Haley (9), Addison (7), and Ava (6) who attended preschool at Ascension and are now at Irving Elementary School. For the past two years the girls have been active in the religious education program. We are delighted to welcome Christi to Ascension Parish Staff!

 

Sep 4

Fr. Larry Dowling is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and the Board president for ARISE, which is a multi-faith workers rights organization founded by Msgr. Jack Egan and other religious leaders 27 years ago. ARISE embraces the fundamental belief that all workers have dignity. He recently wrote the following: