Ascension Catholic Church 7250 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, FL 33487 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ E-Mail Address: [email protected] Website: ascensioncatholicchurch.net Phone: 561-997-5486 Fax: 561-997-5862 Office Hours: Monday-Friday : 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Mass Intentions For the Week Parish Directory AA Mee ng Fri., 7:30‐8:30 p.m. Al‐Anon Mon., 2:00‐3:00 p.m. Altar Servers 561‐997‐5486 Annulments 561‐997‐5486 Birthline 561‐278‐0894 Charisma c Prayer Group 9:30 a.m. every Thurs. Barbara DeCoursy 561‐995‐9137 Coﬀee & Donuts Liliana Cuschieri 561‐852‐1784 Consola on Ministry Gloria Sho er 561‐620‐7884 Dolores Weissenberger 561‐272‐6731 Council of Catholic Women– 1st Tues. Carolyn Bethmann 561‐358‐3753 E‐Mail Prayer Chain [email protected] Knights of Columbus‐2nd Tues. Grand Knight, Robert Layer 561‐929‐5672 Men’s Club‐1st Wed. Mike Leising 954‐214‐8563 Ministry to the Needy 561‐901‐5281 Music Ministry Mark Havlik 561‐866‐9007 Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery 561‐793‐0711 Parish Nurse Barbara Bzura 561‐430‐7770 Pastoral Council Chairman Tom Benstein Religious Educa on Oﬃce Debbie Cramsie 561‐866‐3482 Religious Educa on Special Needs Joan Devine 561‐638‐3619 Respect Life 1st Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Kathleen Ericksen 815‐451‐2386 R.C.I.A.—Rite of Chris an Ini a on of Adults David Dincher 561‐997‐5486 Serra Club For Voca ons Jim Anderson 561‐994‐9267 Special Needs Children’s Ministry Russell Johnson 561‐767‐0272 Stewardship Director Cindy Nau 561‐654‐6085 Substance Addic on Ministry (S.A.M.) 561‐775‐9527 Sunday Reflec on Thurs., 7:00 p.m. Youth Ministry Peter Fernandez 561‐305‐8614 MONDAY, JANUARY 12 7:30 AM Rose Majewski—Frank & Diane Pfaﬀ 9:00 AM Terry Buhager—Be y & Sal Sangi TUESDAY, JANUARY 13 7:30 AM Terry Buhager—Elaine & Joe Messina 9:00 AM Angela T. Lancieri—Maria Siscar WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14 7:30 AM Int. of Evelyn Shanahan (L) ‐ Frank & Diane Pfaﬀ 9:00 AM Terry Buhager—Barbara & Howard Irons THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 7:30 AM Archie & Maryann Brooks—Barry Brooks 9:00 AM Garre Egan Cannon—Cannon Family FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 7:30 AM Terry Buhager—Zebart Family 9:00 AM Jerry MacCauley—John Riddle SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 9:00 AM Rosemary Trusk—Pikula Family 4:30 PM Mary Messina—Linda & Harry Daley SUNDAY, JANUARY 18 7:30 AM Norman MacCormack—Wife, Claire 9:00 AM James Tucker—Chuck & Cathy Rhein 10:30 AM Joan Tomasi—Fran Laudato 12:00 N. Saba no Joseph Marmora—Carmine & Dorothy Marmora Henry Powell—Lorraine Powell & Family Verita Bera—Angi Vera 7:00 PM Ascension Parishioners Living & Deceased “We are a sacramental community united to God in the Eucharist, His word and Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit.” LITURGICAL MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 17th AND SUNDAY, JANUARY 18th SATURDAY 4:30 PM SUNDAY 7:30 AM SUNDAY 9:00 AM SUNDAY 10:30 AM SUNDAY 12:00 NOON SUNDAY 7:00 PM Celebrant Msgr. Morris Fr. Gavin Fr. Koch Fr. Peter Fr. Karas Fr. Gavin Lector Patricia Malone Vickie Schaffer Denise Frain Fred Kelsey Antoni Piasecki Maureen Winkler Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Michael & Annette Farenga Carol Ericson Arlene Flotteron Harriet Shillinger Pat Peluso Maria Siscar Steve & Diane Dennison Jackie Fiorenzi Eileen Hartmann Jeff Lukenbill Peggy Corkett Eleanor Danciu Kathleen Ericksen Andrea Frackiewicz Roger DeCapito Jill Gray Jim Guttuso Janet Nodine Jim & Barbara Anderson Mary Miller Bonnie Nusrala Altar Server Samantha & Alexandria Perez TBA Jenna & John Fiorenzi Buns & Nitch Estimable Ann D’Amore TBA Sunday, December 14, 2014: $12,818.46 Sunday, December 21, 2014: $12,409.00 Christmas, December 25, 2014: $31,279.00 Sunday, December 28, 2014: $11,604.00 Mary Mother of God, January 1, 2015: $4,772.00 Sunday, January 4, 2015: $13,422.26 Please Pray For: Ken Dean, Tish Moodhe, Amada Garcia, and for the repose of the souls of Scott Kelly and James Smith. ******************** If you do not wish to have your name included, please call the office. Ministry to the Needy: $1,395.52 Sanctuary Lamp Wine & Hosts Henry & Ada Yzaguirre on our 61st Wedding Anniversary Thank You Lord for so many blessings. We love you. Henry & Ada In Memory of Ken Ericson For the week of January 12 through January 18 At the request of Friends Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon & 7:00 p.m. Holy Days: Please check bulletin for Mass Times Weekdays: (Mon.-Fri.): 7:30 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesdays after the 9:00 a.m. Mass Adoration & Divine Mercy Chaplet: Tuesday 7:008:00 p.m. Sacrament of the Sick: 1st Saturday of the month during the 9:00 a.m. Mass Confessions: Saturday 3:15-4:00 p.m. Rev. Gavin J. Badway, Pastor Rev. Peter Van Nguyen, Parochial Vicar Deacon Lon Phillips, Permanent Deacon Rev. Donald Koch, Retired in Residence Rev. Stephen C. Karas, Weekend Liturgies Msgr. Philip Morris Weekend Liturgies Small Steps to Stewardship: Spiritual Fitness for 2015 Cindy Nau, Stewardship Director We begin each new year with the best of intentions, don’t we? We will get organized, lose a few pounds, read more, try to do more for others, etc. As we venture into the second week of January, with a few resolutions already a memory, we can make a binding resolution to improve our spiritual health and fitness. There are so many ways to grow closer to our Lord; to improve our connection with Him. After all, when we are in touch with God’s plan for us, and we are trying to follow Him, the rest seems to fall into place. When we are spiritually healthy, the other business of life tends to make more sense. That doesn’t mean that we don’t have trials or problems. We just approach these problems with God’s guidance. There is a peace that comes with surrendering to Him; no matter what we are facing in our lives. Life is short: Pray hard ! Here are some paths to “Spiritual Fitness” in the New Year: Daily Mass - 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Divine Mercy - Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Prayer Group - Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study - Mondays at 9:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Join an Ascension Small Group - Find out more in the Family Center after all Masses; fill out a Small Group information sheet FOR THE ULTIMATE “RECHARGE” OF YOUR FAITH LIFE, MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THIS SPECIAL EVENT IN APRIL! Friday, April 10th 6:30 P.M. TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE - www.dynamiccatholic.com Or in the Gift Shop after Masses or in the Parish Office These tickets will sell out, don’t delay! Ticket Price - $39.00 For more information, call Cindy, 561-654-6085 Help Feed Those In Need Ascension’s Food Collection next weekend will benefit The Caring Kitchen food pantry in Delray Beach, and they are in need of canned meats, canned and/or dry beans and cereal. Please bring your donations to the church exits ONLY the weekend of January 18. As we have no storage at the church, please, please, please bring your donations only the weekend of the drive. Containers will be at the church exits. NO FRESH VEGGIES OR FRUITS. For more information, please call Barbara Anderson at 561-994-9267. Thank you so much for your continued generosity. Please join Pope John Paul II High School for their annual Seniors Hosting Seniors Friday, January 23 from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the gym. Bring your dancing shoes and join us in the gym. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. RSVP no later than January 16 to the parish office at 561-997-5486. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A.K.A. “Do not conform to the world but be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your mind” (Rom 12:2a) SUNDAYS 3:00-5:00 MEET GREAT FRIENDS, FOLLOW JESUS, and CHANGE THE WORLD SERVICE EVENTS every month Middle and High School www.facebook.com/ascensioncatholicyouth Contact: Peter Fernandez (561) 305-8614, [email protected] Are You Registered With Our Parish? Frequently, we remind new parishioners, as well as seasonal parishioners, to register individuals and families. You belong to our Faith community, and we would like to welcome you and make you feel part of our family. Registration is necessary and important for a number of reasons. (1) It helps the census of the Diocese by which the Bishop knows how many priests are needed in a parish. (2) If you are asked to be a Godparent for Baptism or a sponsor for Confirmation, you need a form which indicates you are registered and practicing your faith at Ascension. WE CANNOT PROVIDE YOU WITH THIS DOCUMENT IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED. (3) Community ServiceHours can be completed only by registered parishioners. (4) If you are planning to be married here, registration is necessary. (5) Registration provides you with more mailed parish communications other than the bulletin. (6) Registered parishioners are provided each year with a contribution statement for tax purposes. Please stop by the Parish Office to complete a Parish Registration Form. Holy Land Pilgrimage June 1-11, 2015 Join Fr. Brian Campbell and NAWAS tours to journey in the land of the Holy Bible, in the footsteps of the Patriarchs, Prophets, Our Blessed Mother and Jesus Himself. To book the trip for this June, time is of the essence. Please contact Fr. Campbell at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Delray Beach at 561276-6892 or email at [email protected] 13th Annual Catholic Men for Jesus Rally All men are invited to attend the 13th Annual Catholic Men for Jesus Rally to be held on January 31 from 8:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola. Organizers are expecting another 1,400 Men (ages 14 and up). The Guest Speaker will be Jesse Romero, Catholic author, Radio Host and Evangelist from California—ON FIRE EVANGELIZATION). The day also includes: Mass presided by Bishop Barbarito and several other diocesan priests and deacons; confession opportunity with 35 diocesan priests; music by George Lower & the Upper Room Boys; free breakfast by Dunkin Donuts & free lunch by Subway. Suggested Free Will Offering is $20.00 per man. For more information, contact Willy Guardiola at 305-610-2992 or via email willy [email protected] Visit www.diocesepb.org/events for the conference flier and registration form. BE BOLD FOR YOUR FAITH AND PLAN ON ATTENDING THIS INCREDIBLE EVENT! Tax Season As people prepare to have their tax statements ready for the Internal Revenue Service, those wishing to get their 2014 financial statement for parish contributions can contact the rectory at 997-5486 during business hours (M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
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