Aug 7

The Religious Education Board and I envision a religious education program that does not put the middle schoolers to sleep.  We want to build community, identity and faith in Jesus Christ.  With this goal in mind I searched for a middle school curriculum that has a strong textbook, but more importantly has lesson plans that gets learners out of their seats and engaged in diverse group learning activities.  I found such a curriculum by Saint Mary’s Press, The Catholic Connections Handbook.  Now I need to find adult leaders who like tweens and embrace their need to question and explo

Jul 26

We are now accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. All families who were registered in the Ascension Religious Education program last year or new families who requested registration forms will receive their registration packet in the mail during the week of July 22.  Please be on the lookout for a large white envelope!

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Apr 30

On Tuesday evening, May 1, Religious Education families will gather to celebrate Mass and honor the 8th grade students.  During this Mass they will be recognized for their participation in religious education classes.  More importantly, they will be invited to continue their faith development through service to the parish, high school retreats and ASP.  Religious education is a lifelong endeavor. We support and encourage these young men and women in their personal growth in knowledge, love and service!

Charlotte Allington

Carly Andersson

Livia Angelini

Apr 23

Thank you, Catechists!

Apr 23

Please join us for our end of the year Mass on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 pm. We will gather to honor our 41 eighth graders. Please join us to give thanks and celebrate a year of grace. We look forward to seeing you there!

Feb 12

We are thrilled to introduce our 2018 Children's Lenten Project, Welcome Home!

Our Lenten alms will help move five families out of the shelter and into homes through Housing Forward’s Supportive Housing Program.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 to furnish five apartments with the items that will transform them into homes.  Let us Welcome Home our brothers and sisters in Christ this Lent.

Jul 15

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.

Feb 22

This Lent, Ascension Parish will be providing several opportunities for Parish families to participate in Almsgiving.  We will be raising funds to help support the Trees that Feed Foundation, Operation Rice Bowl and encouraging our households to participate in a Carbon Fast sponsored by our H.O.M.E. Team.

Jul 21

We are interested in your input on the Religious Education Program. The RE Board created this survey to obtain candid, honest and helpful feedback from you and your family. Please take a few minutes to give us your thoughts. Thank you.

RE Survey

Mar 29

Archbishop Cupich wants your input.

Complete the survey at:  http://www.archchicago.org/renew