Adult Faith Ministries

W.I.N.E.  Women in the New Evangelization

Sharon Christy……….  253-5171 x108  ([email protected]

Women of the parish are invited to membership in the newly formed W.I.N.E.:  Women in the New Evangelization!    WINE seeks to elevate women in their giftedness and into deeper relationship with the Lord. Our Inaugural meeting will be Friday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Office.  Beverages and light snacks will be served.  Call a friend and plan to join us!  Future meeting day/time will be decided at that time as well as activities and events moving forward.  


Faith Formation & Discipleship Team

Sharon Christy……….  253-5171 x108  ([email protected]

With the simple words "Come and See" Jesus gathered 12 men to himself.  Walking with them, eating with them, teaching them and setting an example of service, Christ changed the world with those 12 apostles.  Ascension is currently seeking 12 parishioners for our newly created Faith Formation & Discipleship Team.  Are you an enthusiastic parishioner with great ideas for ministry?   Do you like to think outside the box in addressing current evangelization needs in our parish? A member of this team should be open to an on-going conversion to Christ, promoting and supporting active membership in the Ascension community, and calling and preparing adults to become disciples in mission to the world.  If this is describing you, or you would like to nominate someone you feel has these gifts, contact Sharon Christy at [email protected] or 937-253-5171 x108.



Sharon Christy……….  253-5171 x108  ([email protected]

This takes many forms throughout the year.  We offer adult series on living the Catholic faith, Scripture Studies, Prayer Groups and more!  Don't see something you're looking for?  Contact me with your suggestions!  More information can be found by clicking here.



Mike Wager……….  435-5974  ([email protected])   

Meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the Witzman Center.  The format varies to include prayer and topical discussions on men’s spirituality and general Catholic teaching including scripture, books, audio and video resources.  Please join us to pray and share your faith journey with us.


Prison Pen Pal Ministry

Sharon Christy……….  253-5171 x108  ([email protected]

Would you like to be a part of a ministry that can change lives in a spectacular way?  Have you wanted to take part in a ministry at church but are short on time, can’t make it to meetings or have kids at home to take care of?  Consider joining Ascension’s Prison Pen Pal Ministry!  It takes just a few hours a month to write a letter to an incarcerated person in one of the prisons in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  Training will be provided in advance and your identity will remain anonymous.  In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus encouraged us to “visit the imprisoned”.  Consider joining this great ministry, the rewards are eternal!  



Cathy Magness ……….253-5171 x112 ([email protected] )

The Marthas and Marys (M&Ms) is for women of the parish to grow in their relationship with God by joining with other women of the parish to share in learning, prayer and friendship. The M&Ms grew out of Christ Renews His Parish but has widened to include all of the women of the parish.  The M&M events are held about 5 times a year, usually on a Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. All women are invited. Enrich your faith life and gather with other women of the parish. Don’t know anyone?  This is an excellent opportunity to meet other women on their faith journey.