Lent 2019

Join us this Lent as we gather for prayer and fellowship

This page will be updated as additional programs are added. 


Growing in Discipleship, A Morning Retreat with Fr. Anthony Gittins

On February 23, 8:30 AM-12:15 PM, Join Fr. Anthony Gittins, an international speaker, author and professor, as he discusses the topic of "Growing in Discipleship." Fr. Gittins has traveled the globe as an anthropologist and theologian. We are thrilled to welcome him to Ascension Church for a morning retreat.

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Faith Sharing Groups during Lent

Our Faith Sharing Groups have become a popular way to deepen prayer and understanding of Sunday readings, while at the same time gathering in small groups to build community. Don't miss this opportunity! 

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Exploring our Catholic Faith in 10 Minutes

Go a little deeper in your Catholic faith in just 10 minutes! During Lent, join us after Sunday Masses for a 10 minute infomercial on a selected aspect of our Catholic Faith. Have a topic you'd like to explore? Contact Mary Catherine at mc.meek@ascensionoakpark.com or 708-434-1533.

Lenten Fast for Creation Care starts soon

For Lent, would you be open to look at your energy use and consumer habits and make changes in alignment with Catholic social teaching? We hope you say yes and join us! 

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Fr. Bob Hutmacher, ofm presents Living the Cross with Cancer

Tuesday, March 19 at 12:10 PM, join Fr. Bob as he presents "Living the Cross with Cancer," as part of a Lenten series at St. Peter’s Church in the Loop.

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Renew My Search, A Lenten Mission with Fr. Hurlbert

Join Fr. Hurlbert for "Renew My Search," a Lenten Mission at St. Bernardine Parish in Forest Park, March 23-27. Gather for Mass Saturday or Sunday, with presentations Monday-Wednesday.

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Ascension Church Fish Fry is back by popular demand!

Save the date for March 15, April 5 and April 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM in the Ascension School gym. Mark your calendars and join us for fish, fun and fellowship!

Lenten Evening of Reflection on Hope in the Midst of Suffering

On April 4, we invite you to join us for a Lenten evening of reflection with Fr. Robin Ryan who will present “Hope in the Midst of Suffering.” Thank you to the Adult Faith Formation committee and our Ministers of Care for coordinating this event. More details to come