Religious Formation

Welcome!  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. 

Parents of school age children: If you are new to our parish or to our Religious Formation programs and are interested in enrolling you child in our K-12 grade programs, please contact us. Mary Bergen-Bish 757-495-1886 x426 or Janet Jones 757-495-1886 x423.

Youth Religious Formation K-8th Programs  

YOA (Youth of Ascension) High School Formation

2017-2018 K-HS Schedules

Adult Formation Programs

UPCOMING EVENT: Unleashing the Wild Goose

  • Do you want more of the Holy Spirit’s power in your life?
  • Did you watch any of the Wild Goose series and think: “Wow, I want what they have”?  
  • Are you curious as to what the power of the Holy Spirit would look like in your life?                                                                                                                

You are invited to learn more about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit!                                                              

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:30 am -3: 30 pm

Lunch will be provided

  • Watch teachings on the presence of the Holy Spirit in the Gospels
  • Hear personal testimonies
  • Discern the calling to go deeper into your relationship with God through the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit transforms and renews us, creates harmony and unity, and gives us courage and joy for mission. —Pope Francis

RSVP: Janet Jones or 757-495-1886 x423


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: 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

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.

Religious Formation Staff:

Janet Jones - Director of Religious Education - 495-1886 ext 423 or jonesj@ascensionvb.org

Kathy Ahearn - Religious Education Assistant - 495-1886 ext 411 or ahearnk@ascensionvb.org

Mary Bergen-Bish- Coordinator of Religious Education (K-8)- 495-1886 x426 bishm@ascensionvb.org

Travis Hayes- Youth and Young Adult Coordinator- 288-1819 or hayest@ascensionvb.org