Hospitality & Welcoming

Hospitality & Welcoming

Hospitality & Welcoming

CARE OF THE SICK AND THE ELDERLY     

Cathy Magness ………. 253-5171 ext. 112 (cmagness@ascensionkettering.org)  

Eucharistic Ministers take Holy Communion to the sick, homebound and parishioners in nursing homes, on a regular basis. Communal Anointing of the Sick is scheduled a few times during the year; individual Anointing of the Sick can be scheduled when a person is seriously ill or facing surgery. Please be sure to let Cathy know when a family member enters a hospital, nursing home, or if you have a homebound member who wishes to receive Holy Communion or Anointing of the Sick.

 

COFFEE & DONUTS 

Knights of Columbus (Paul Larochelle)………. 427-3827 (plarochelle@woh.rr.com )  

Coffee and donuts are served on the second Sunday of each month after the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses (September through April).  Come and meet more of your Ascension family in the Witzman Center. 

 

FUNERAL AND BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY

Cathy Magness………. 253-5171 x112 (cmagness@ascensionkettering.org)  

Parishioners gather at funeral Masses to support the family by presence, prayer, and singing; by assisting the priest at the altar as servers, Eucharistic ministers and lectors as needed.  Bereavement programs are offered as needed for those who have lost a loved one in death.

 

FUNERAL LUNCHEONS

Cathy Magness ………. 253-5171 x112 (cmagness@ascensionkettering.org )  

We are a group of 120+ volunteers who provide food, serve and facilitate luncheons after a loved one’s funeral. Our purpose is to relieve families of the burden of post-funeral congregating by providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere to nourish themselves and share time with family and friends.  New volunteers always welcome.

 

NETWORK OF CARE                   

Cathy Magness………. 253-5171 x112 (cmagness@ascensionkettering.org)  

This group is in contact with the sick and shut-in to offer support and reassurance, reach out to others in times of crisis and give support to those who have lost a loved one in death, all through a greeting card ministry. 

 

NEWCOMER REGISTRATION   

Cathy Magness ……….  253-5171 x112  (cmagness@ascensionkettering.org)   

Registration of new members on the second Sunday of the month after the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses. Help new members feel welcome and part of the parish.  Make them aware of and encourage participation in upcoming parish activities.

 

NURSERY

Sue Graham………. 254-0622 (sgraham@ascensionkettering.org)  

Located in the Witzman Center, the Nursery provides a safe environment, loving care and lots of fun for infants and toddlers age 6 months to 3 years old during the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses.