Peace & Justice Events and Volunteer Opportunities

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At Ascension Parish, you will find a passionate and caring community committed to extending a helping hand and building awareness of the deep injustices we find in our community and beyond.

Check back regularly for upcoming programs at Ascension and in our community as we strive for





Ascension Parish Annual Coat Drive

Our annual coat drive and lunch is on Saturday, October 27. We’re collecting gently used or new coats, hats, gloves, boots, sweaters, blue jeans, socks, underwear and other toiletries. We need everything in all sizes and in men’s, women’s and children’s. Please bring all donated items to church and place them in the collection box in the East Avenue vestibule.

If you would like to donate money so our team can purchase new coats. Please make a check payable to “Ascension Winter Coats. “Or place a gift card in an envelope marked “Winter Coats”.

If you would like to make an online donation go to the Ascension website at click on the GIVING tab.  More information will be in the bulletin next week.


Prayer Vigil for Detained Immigrants

Join fellow parishioners every Friday from 7:15-7:45 a.m. at 1930 Beach Street in Hillside at ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). For details, call Pat McAnany 383-0415.


Housing Forward's Americorps Program

Perhaps you are a recent grad, young professional, or simply someone looking for a professional opportunity to give back while learning about a new career field. Learn More!