Dec 13

For those who ordered luminaria, pickup will take place after the Masses on December 15 & 16. Please pay at pick-up. 

Thank you for supporting this long standing Religious Education fundraiser! 

Dec 10

At Ascension we collect food on the third weekend of the month for the Pantry sponsored by the Men's group at St. Martin Parish. Bring your bag(s) of nonperishable grocery items to Mass this weekend and place on the alter during the collection of gifts, or at one of the Church entrances.

Some of you cannot carry heavy bags of groceries. You have the option of giving a check to further this work. Make out the check to "St. Martin Catholic Church," put "pantry" on the "for" line and drop it in the collection basket any time during the month. The men always have to buy more than we donate and this helps them. We are always grateful for whatever you do to help these wonderful men.


Dec 5

Join us at 7 pm on Wednesdays, December 5, 12 & 19 in the Church for a service of light, incense, silence, and intercession with psalms & carols of the season.

Dec 3

Please join us on December 4, 11, and/or 18 at 7 PM in the Parish Center for our Advent Series: Encountering Rich Treasures of our Catholic Faith.

For many of us, Advent means the bustle of decorating and cookie baking, family and social gatherings, gift purchasing, wrapping, and exchanging. We are surrounded with consumer messages even while we try to set aside time for the true message of this liturgical season: preparing for Christ to come again into our hearts, into our families, into our world! Somehow this disconnect leaves us wanting for something more.

You are invited to give yourself a gift this Advent and spend some time (re)discovering some of our rich Catholic treasures. This year on three Tuesday evenings in December, we will host a short (but spectacular!) series on some of our rich Catholic traditions. If you are interested in Catholicism or married to a Catholic or just feel it’s been a while since you had any formal Catholic teaching, this series is for you! Come for 1, 2 or all 3 evenings. Learn More:

Dec 1

Despite the rain cookie and craft lovers turned out in droves on December 1st! Thanks to the many, many home bakers in our Parish and School there were plenty of cookies. The crafters welcomed browsers and purchasers until closing  time. Ascension Wome'ns Cooperative is grateful for all bakers, volunteers and crafters.

Oct 30

Please join us on Saturday Nov. 3rd from 6-11 pm in Ascension School Gym for the Annual Men’s Bags tournament.  This is a great evening of fun, fellowship & food. 

Oct 28

All are invited to St. Vincent Ferrer Parish on Sunday, November 11 from noon-3 pm. Learn more HERE.

Oct 22

Ascension School is introducing a new program for school and parish families. Join us on Thursday, October 25th at 7 pm in the Ursuline Center, Ascension's new Library Resource Center, for "Positive Parenting!" This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to ask a neuropsychologist those tough questions about screen time, sibling dynamics, behavioral issues or negotiating friendships. 

Oct 22

We are seeking new members to join us in developing and enhancing adult faith education at Ascension. This is a rewarding ministry where your talents will be most appreciated! Learn more by visiting our Adult Faith Formation webpage, and contact Cathy Hoffman at or 708-386-6134 for more information.