4853 Princess Anne Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23462-4446

Faith Formation

Church of the Ascension's Faith Formation Ministry
serves our community with educational and formative opportunities
to assist all parishioners on their journey of faith. 


Advent is coming! Click here for inspirational ways to deepen your Advent experience

Sign up for "Encounters in the Infancy Narratives" weekly Bible study -meeting online

Advent – a time of preparation for humanity’s first encounter with the Incarnation of God in the flesh, Jesus Christ.

Come, join us, as we travel through the Infancy Narratives, exploring encounters with the Angel Gabriel, Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, Zechariah, the shepherds... and of course with Jesus Christ at His birth.  

Awaken yourself, your family, and your friends to the encounters you experience in your personal journey during Advent.

  • Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., November 30th through December 21st, at your home via Zoom.
  • Facilitators: Bridgett Passauer, and Kathy Ahearn
  • To register, contact Kathy Ahearn at [email protected] or 757-467-7616.

Faith Formation 2020-2021 Update

Please refer to these web pages for COVID-19 updates and plans for the 2020-2021 Faith Formation year:

3-year old - 8th Grade Faith Formation Programs

YOA (Youth of Ascension) High School Formation


Click here for the Faith Formation 2020-2021 Registration Form

Faith Formation Online Payment

2020-2021 Faith Formation Schedules

Parents of school-age children: If you are new to our parish or to our Faith Formation programs and are interested in enrolling your child(ren) in our 3-years old - 12 grade programs, please contact us: email Janet Jones  / 757-495-1886 x423


Adult Formation 

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. Do you need to be Baptized?
  3. Are you a Catholic who has not received Eucharist and/or celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation?
  4. Are you a non-Catholic wishing to know about the Catholic faith?
  5. Do you know anyone who fits these descriptions?

LANDINGS for Returning Catholics: Click here for program information. For more information regarding this program please call Amy Petersen: 757-406-6199

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. Click here for more info regarding the program. 


Sacramental Preparation Program Links 

Infant Baptism

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Confirmation - High School


Contact our Faith Formation Staff

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

Kim Kennedy - Coordinator of Religious Education- 495-1886 ext 426

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

Cindy Laufer - Assistant Youth Minister