Covid-19 Update: Mask Requirement at Public Masses
As you undoubtedly know, on Tuesday July 7, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine mandated that face coverings are now required in public for all those in Hamilton, Butler, and Montgomery Counties. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati followed the Governor’s lead, and as of Wednesday July 8, required masks for all those attending Mass in any of those counties. Since Ascension is in Montgomery County, we intend to comply with the directives of Governor DeWine and Archbishop Schnurr. Thank you for wearing a mask to Mass at Ascension, and for your care for public safety and the common good. For the entire text of the Archbishop’s letter, click the following link: Wearing of Masks at Mass
ALL MASSES LIVESTREAMED
Please take care of yourselves, and be safe! We care about you! As per the Archbishop's directives, the dispensation of the Sunday obligation will continue until at least August. Because we care about both your physical and spiritual health, we are livestreaming all daily and weekend Masses going forward. See the "Watch Mass Live" link below to view Mass live. You can also watch later in the day by clicking on the "Archives" link
- The Parish Office has returned to our regular hours: 8:30AM-4:00PM M-F.
- The church will be open for daily Mass Monday thru Friday. (9:00 AM M, W, Th, F; 6PM T). If you wish to use the church for personal prayer while it's closed, please come to the Parish Office, and we'll be happy to let you in!
Continue to check our website and social media for any adaptations we make as we gauge the effectiveness of the changes we've made.
May God, the Great Healer, be with us all, and may the Holy Spirit bless all us with good health and sustain us in faith, hope and love during this time of uncertainty.
Green means Go! We've marked off the pews to create social distancing at public Masses. Please sit in pews with the green tape to your back, and make sure to sit 6ft from anyone who does not live in your household. Thanks!
To help you decide whether or not you're ready to return to public Masses, we're publishing the attendance at each weekend Mass. Church capacity is normally 800, but with social distancing, we are closer to 200, including the simulcast in the Witzman Center.
Attendance for the Weekend of July 4/5: 5:00PM - 103, 8:30AM - 125, 11:00AM - 157
This summer, Ascension's Big Summer Read is going digital!
In past years, our Big Summer Read has kicked off with in-person meetings here at the parish and included small group gatherings here as well. This year, in order to accomodate the safety concerns surrounding Covid-19, we're going digital. For more info, click the picture below.
If you are not able to come to church to take a tag from the tree, we understand; and so we are providing a list of items that Catholic Social Services has told us are greatly needed at this time. Simply purchase any items you choose from that list and drop them off at the Parish Office before July 15. This year's needs include fire extinguishers, plus a variety of personal care items, baby items, bedding and cleaning supplies. FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF NEEDED ITEMS, CLICK THE TREE ABOVE
Ascension parish has historically been one of the largest donors to Catholic Social Services Refugee Resettlement. Thank you in advance for your continued generosity!!!
Coming to Mass in person may not possible, but there are a number of radio, TV, and online resources available to help you stay connected to Christ and the Sacraments, including Confession.
Click the picture below to access those:
Keep checking our website and social media. We will add other resources as they become available.
For the latest updates, sign up for Flocknote, our electronic messaging system. To do that, scroll down this page and click on the cute little lamb.
We've started our own daily facebook live event weekdays at noon. "Midday Musings with Joe". Father Ed joins the fun every Monday, and our Youth Minister, Jeanne Fairbanks, joins Joe on Fridays. If you have 10-15 minutes and are looking for a little something to kickstart your afternoon, give it a shot. See below to like our Facebook page and you'll be off and running.
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Parish Life Director
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Coordinator of Religious Education
Religious Education Assistant
Parish Family Choir Director
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