4853 Princess Anne Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23462-4446

Faith Formation

All classes, meetings, and events remain suspended until further notice

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

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

Youth Religious Education Programs  

YOA (Youth of Ascension) High School Formation

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 Programs 

Infant Baptism

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Confirmation - High School

Faith Formation Staff

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

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

Cindy Laufer - Assistant Youth Minister