The Evangelization Commission was created to foster through prayers and study a strong personal devotion to Christ and His Church through prayer and study in order to lead others to Christ; to anticipate and prepare for opportunities to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word with other believers and unbelievers; to recommend and develop new avenues to proclaim the fullness of the Faith to parishioners and others in the area. The following groups and organizations fall under the Evangelization Commission:
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a worldwide association of Catholic laity who serve the Church through prayer and service. Members of the Legion are primarily engaged in the performance of spiritual works of Mercy rather than works of material aid. Ascension’s Legion members are involved in many ministries: conducting Rosary services at Friendship Village, assisting Father at Mass at Garden View and Sunrise, praying for the unborn at Planned Parenthood, taking Holy Communion and making home visits to the sick and homebound, preparing meals for families in need, and cooking for the homeless. Meets for prayer, planning and discussion on Saturday mornings after 8:00 AM Mass in the MPR annex.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
These women crochet or knit prayer shawls and baby blankets for those suffering a serious illness in hope of bringing comfort. Upon completion, the items are blessed by a priest and are presented in a gift bag with a card and prayer. Donations of $20 are welcome. They also make baby hats for newborns (Beanies for Babies) that are donated to Birthright. The ladies meet for Pray N Stitch on the second Wednesday of the month in the Parish Hall from 12:00 - 1:30 PM. All are welcome to join the group, learn to crochet or knit, donate yarn, or request a shawl for someone. Contact: [email protected]