Adult Formation



  • Do you ever wonder why we do what we do during Mass?
  • Did you ever wish you could get more out of Mass?

This five-part program takes participants on an exciting tour of the Liturgy as it explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. See, perhaps for the first time, why we say what we say and do what we do every week at Mass. The words and gestures will be seen in a new light, giving new life to the liturgical experience. Watch this preview

Two groups meeting at Ascension. Monday, April 16 at 7pm or Wed, April 18 at 10am  

OR Watch from home: Join our study; purchase the study guide and receive access to online streaming.

Cost: $20 for book and study guide. Cost includes access to online streaming.

Register with Kathy Ahearn: 757-495-1886 x411 or

Christ Life: Discovering, Following and Sharing Christ

Church of the Ascension offers the ChristLife trilogy: Discovering Christ, Following Christ and Sharing Christ.  Each series of teachings takes us deeper into our faith and how we as community celebrate and live out our faith.

Landings- Returning Catholics

Next Landings session begins Thursday, April 19 at 7pm. Please call Amy Petersen: 757-406-6199

Are you a Catholic who has been estranged from the church and is thinking of returning but have unanswered issues? Click here for more information.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA is the process by which adults interested in full initiation into the Catholic Church have the opportunity to inquire into its teachings and to reflect on their readiness for entry into the Catholic faith community. This program is for people who have not been baptized, people who have been baptized in other faith traditions and for baptized Catholics who never completed the other sacraments of initiation- Eucharist and/or Confirmation. Click here for more info. 

Adult Confirmation

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Small Faith Groups 

Father Daniel is encouraging parishioners to consider joining or forming Small Faith Groups to help us grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Small Faith Groups are one of the many ways that Church of the Ascension parishioners come together to learn, discuss and support each other in their Catholic Christian journey.  Click here for more info.