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. 

Faith Formation for PK 3- Middle School:

If you are interested in enrolling your child(ren) in our 3-years old - 8th grade programs,

please contact through email Kim Kennedy / 757-495-1886 x426

- Middle School Catching Fire Program

Parents of high school age children:

If you are interested in enrolling your high school student, please contact email Janet Jones  / 757-495-1886 x423

- YOA (Youth of Ascension) High School Formation

Other quick links:

- Faith Formation Online Payment


Children's Liturgy of the Word: 

  • Children 4 years old - 2nd grade are invited to be dismissed to hear the Word for the Sunday in a way they can understand.
  • Dismissals start end of September and go to mid-May
  • 8:15 am and 10:30 am Liturgy

 We are always looking for volunteers! Contact Janet Jones!

We are called to be Missionary Disciples!

Click here to learn more about what that means

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?

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.



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

Bridgett Passauer - Coordinator Evangelization, Adult Faith Formation, and Community Life - 495-1886 ext 411

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

Cindy Laufer - Assistant Youth Minister