Adult Formation


Diocesan Men's Conference: March 17 at St. Bede's Parish in Williamsburg. Click here for more details and to register.

Making Disciples Formation Day With Dr. Mary Healy: A regional event hosted by Church of the Ascension

Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9am-10pm OR online worldwide via livestream!

Every Christian is called to be the real presence of Jesus in society. Through our baptismal anointing we have been given Jesus’ authority to minister as priests, prophets and kings in HIM! Yet most Catholics lack the confidence to pray with a person in public, to minister emotional, spiritual or even physical healing to their family, fellow parishioners, friends or co-workers. This day of formation is for all those who desire to learn this important tool of the New Evangelization.

Day includes three talks by Dr. Healy, discussion time, prayer time, Mass and concludes with an evening prayer service (estimated end time 10 p.m.). 

What you’ll learn:

  • How we get equipped for our evangelizing mission
  • What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how do we activate them
  • How to pray with people for healing
  • How to bring Christ’s presence into ordinary situations

Advanced online registration is required:

  • $40/in-person
  • $30 online live stream

Register at:

Event sponsored by: The Regional Association of Ecclesial Movements

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

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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Study of the American Catechism: is taking the summer off. Will resume in Sept.

Small group discussion focusing on the topics in the Catechism. Meets every other Tuesday at 7pm in the Religious Formation Library. No registration necessary. Please come join us. Upcoming meetings are:

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.