• Ways & Means Events
  • Rainbows - Senior Group Craft Sale
  • Church of the Ascension
  • Eucharistic Adoration every First Friday after 9:15am Mass. Benediction at 6:00pm.
  • Pentecost Sunday in Sanctuary
  • Ministry Sign up Weekend. Come and serve our Lord!
  • Ascension's Summer Garden Ministry
  • Summer garden harvest for Food Pantry; St. Andrew's Methodist & Ascension.
  • The Commons Area
  • Parish Office, Social Ministry Offices & Food Pantry
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Feast of the Ascension Festivities
  • 4853 Princess Anne Road
  • The Chapel
  • Columbarium
  • Pastoral Council
  • Nursery
  • Young Adult Fellowship
  • Food Pantry
  • Deacon Gary Harmeyer
  • Deacon Tom McFeely
  • West view of church
  • Painting in the Chapel


 Welcome to Church of the Ascension

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mission Statement: An open assembly of Catholic believers of the Diocese of Richmond

* Proclaiming the Word of God * Celebrating the Eucharist *

* Serving the local Community

August's Spiritual Work of Mercy: Counsel the Doubtful 

Upcoming Events


  • Religious Formation Kick Off this weekend. See Religious Formation menu tab..
  • Engaging Spirituality - August 24 at 7:00pm orientation.
  • K of C sponsoring celebration for canonization for Mother Teresa Sept. 4 12:15 Mass and reception.
  • VIRTUS Training - September 18 at 10:00am. Register online or contact Rel Ed Office.
  • Young Adult Bible Study - Wednesdays evenings at 7:30pm in Youth Room.
  • Year of Mercy - See menu tab for all the information on how our Parish is celebrating.

Ministry News

Ministry leaders were given names of volunteers, if you have not received a letter, email or phone call please contact the Parish Office so we can make sure the ministry leader has your information.  We have a new data base system and are still learning to use it.  

Mass Times

Regular Mass Schedule:
Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday 8:45am and 10:30am 12:15pm
(Nursery available @ 8:45am & 10:30am)

Tuesday 7:00pm
Wednesday-Friday 9:15am
Gluten Free Host now available, see Sacristan prior to Mass.
Reconciliation: Saturday 4:30pm

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration 10:00am to 6:00pm in Chapel

Office Hours

Office Hours:
Mon, through Thur: 9:30am - 4pm
Fri: 9:30am - 1pm

Food Pantry:
Mon. through Thur: 10:00am-12:00pm
Fri: closed

Social Ministry Office
Mon-Thurs 10am-2pm, Fri: closed

Parish Funerals

Father Robert French, the founding Pastor of Church of the Ascension, has passed away while traveling out of the country.  When more information is available we will share with our parish. 


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  • Sun, Aug 14th
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Weekly Bulletin Flyers & Monthly Bulletin Inserts

Deadline for submissions to be considered for the Monthly Insert are due one week prior to the first Saturday of each month.  Submissions should be sent to Joanne at secretary@ascensionvb.org.