(Youth of Ascension)


YOA is currently meeting both virtually and in-person twice a week. We have Bible Study on Thursday evenings from 6 - 7:30pm. We are also meeting on Sundays in person for YOA Meetings from 6 - 8:00pm (doors open at 5:45pm). We are following ALL CDC and Diocesan guidelines to include social distancing.

If you would like to attend the Bible Study virtually, please contact Cindy "Mama" Laufer ([email protected]) or Travis Hayes ([email protected]). We are meeting in a password-protected Zoom format. There is no Zoom for the meetings on Sunday.

Fall Registration

High School youth (9th - 12th grade) are invited to join YOA for faith and fellowship.

Fall program begins Sunday, September 11. Use the QR code below or click here to register your high school student.

Click here fo YOA/Confirmation Schedule

The sacrament of Confirmation is offered to youth who are currently enrolled in at least the 10th grade and are at least 15 years old. YOA Registration is required for Confirmation candidates. For more details, please visit our Confirmation preparation page. For further information, email our Youth Minister, Travis Hayes, or call/text 757-288-1819 (any time)

Registration Fee: Our fee is based on the number of children per family being registered in all of our PK-HS programs: 
First child:  $65, Second child:  $25 additional ($90 total); Third child:  $25 additional ($115 total); Fourth child & beyond:  No extra fee.
Child preparing for 1st Holy Communion: $30 additional fee
Child preparing for Confirmation: No additional charge

If for whatever reason, you are unable to afford the fee, please email our Youth Minister, Travis Hayes, or call/text 757-288-1819 (any time)

Click here to online payment

Select "Church of the Ascension." Select "One-time" payment and "Religious Formation". Thank you!

Travis Hayes - Youth Minister

Cindy Laufer - Assistant Youth Minister


Adult volunteers:

Ellie Steffens