Religious Formation

Church of Ascension's Religious Formation Ministry serves our community with educational as well as formative opportunities to assist all parishioners on their journey of faith. 

Class Cancelation: In the event of inclement weather, we follow the Virginia Beach Public School systems cancelation policy. If schools are closed for the day or evening activities canceled due to hazardous conditions, then we will also cancel our classes.

Youth Religious Formation K-8th Programs  

Click here for schedules

Adult Formation Programs

Adults looking to join our Church:

  1. Are you a Catholic who has been estranged from the church and is thinking of returning but have unanswered issues?
  2. Are you a Catholic who has not received Eucharist and/or celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation?
  3. Are you a non-Catholic wishing to know about the Catholic faith?
  4. Do you know anyone who fits these descriptions?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then click here!

LANDINGS for Returning Catholics: Next Landings Sessions will begin June 15, 2017. Contact Kim Salazar at 757-705-3140. Click here for program information.

RCIA is for those who are unbaptized, baptized individuals from other faith traditions, and baptized Catholics who have not celebrated either Confirmation and/or Eucharist. Click here for more info.

Discovering Christ is an opportunity to personally encounter Jesus through a shared meal, teaching, small group discussion and a powerful retreat.. Offered twice during the year. Click here for more info regarding the program.  

Sacramental Preparation Programs 

Infant Baptism

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Confirmation- High School


Religious Formation Staff:

Janet Jones - Director of Religious Education - 495-1886 ext 423 or

Kathy Ahearn - Religious Education Assistant - 495-1886 ext 411 or

Mary Bergen-Bish- Coordinator of Religious Education (K-8)- 495-1886 x426

Travis Hayes- Youth and Young Adult Coordinator- 288-1819 or