August 13, 2024

Everyone is invited to spend an hour of Eucharistic Adoration at Ascension Church on Our Lady’s six Fatima apparition dates from May 13 to October 13.

Come pray a rosary with the Blessed Mother and spend quiet time with her Son between 7:00pm and 8:00pm each month.

The Blessed Mother’s message for each apparition will be shared. The tentative schedule will be as follows:

Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00pm
Friday, September 13 at 7:00pm
Sunday, October 13 at 7:00pm

A Public Square Rosary will be prayed on Saturday, October 12 at 12:00 noon in Saint Philip Cemetery parking lot in conjunction with 22,000 other rosary rallies praying at the same hour in many cities in our nation.

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August 26, 2024

We are seeking dedicated individuals for the following roles: Kindergarten Catechist for a small group of children, Kindergarten Aide, and Special Needs Catechist for young children.

If you feel called to this ministry, contact MaryAnn at 412-922-6388. You might be the perfect fit if:

• You are a high school or college student looking to earn service credit.
• You are considering a career in teaching.
• You are retired and have experience working with children.
• You are a Parish member who enjoys teamwork and sharing faith with children and families.

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September 4, 2024

Adult Faith Formation: In “The Church of Mercy,” Pope Francis emphasizes the urgent need to recognize faith as a guiding light. He notes that when the flame of faith extinguishes, all other lights begin to fade. This unique light, capable of illuminating every aspect of human existence, comes from God and shines in our darkness.

To help us grow in this light of faith, Adult Faith Formation offers the following events this Fall (call 412-922-6388 to register):

Dinner with Saint Vincent de Paul on Wednesday, September 4 from 6:15pm to 8:00pm in Ascension Church Conner Hall. “If God is the center of your life, no words are necessary; your presence alone can touch hearts.” Join us to learn from the life and spirituality of Saint Vincent de Paul. We will discuss his wisdom, faith, and the lessons we can draw from Vincentian Spirituality.

Eucharistic Revival Study starting on Monday, September 23 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in Ascension Church Conner Hall. Join us for a video-discussion on Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist and how the Eucharist can transform lives. This small group discussion will include light refreshments.

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September 8, 2024

This fall, the Kitchen Table Ministry will offer the following at Ascension Church Conner Hall:

• A monthly drop-in session featuring refreshments and health screenings, beginning on September 8 from 10:30am to 11:30am.

• A 3-5 week video series titled, “Anxious for Nothing,” starting September 10.

• A guest speaker event on managing holiday stress on November 19 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Introducing the Kitchen Table Ministry: The kitchen table has always been a cornerstone of family life, a place where meals are shared and memories are made. It’s where holiday treats are sprinkled with laughter and love. In today’s world, where challenges like illness, social unrest, and personal struggles affect us all, the need for such a gathering place is greater than ever.

Recognizing this, we have rebranded our “Mental Health and Wellness Ministry” to the “Kitchen Table Ministry.” This new name reflects our commitment to creating a space where stories are shared, support is given, and understanding is nurtured. Join us as we launch new initiatives to bring our community together, one conversation at a time.

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September 15, 2024

Join us at the St. Philip Parish Picnic, on Sunday, Sept. 15 on the Ascension church campus for food, fun, music & fellowship!

IT’S ALMOST PICNIC TIME: Mark your calendars for a day of fun and fellowship at the annual Saint Philip Parish Picnic on September 15. The festivities will run from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, with delicious food served from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

Food & Drinks: Enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, sides, and beverages—all provided at NO cost to you!

Activities: There’s something for everyone! Join in the fun with games, crafts, music, and a 50/50 raffle. Don’t miss out on BINGO starting at 3:30pm!

Dessert Table: We kindly ask each family to bring an item for the dessert table to share.

Reservations: If you plan on attending, please make a reservation by filling out the form attached (download PDF below) and placing it in the collection basket or by calling the Parish Office of Faith Formation at 412-922-6388.

Deadline: The deadline for reservations is Monday, September 9, 2024.

Come join us for a wonderful day of community and celebration. We can’t wait to see you there!

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September 16, 2024

Faith Formation Monday Night Sessions will begin on September 16 from 6:30pm to 7:45pm to register call 412-922-6388.

You should register your child if:

• You would like your child to participate in the sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation in 2025 or 2026.

• You would like your child to grow in the faith using age-appropriate interest activities and lessons with other children

• You would like your family to begin to practice the faith again after recovering from the Pandemic

• You have a young child with special needs whom you would like to receive the Sacraments

Exciting News! Faith Formation is launching a new catechetical ministry tailored for children with special needs. The main sessions will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:45pm. We are also flexible and can accommodate individual needs and schedules to best support each child and family. If you have a child who could benefit from this special education faith formation, contact MaryAnn Garfold at 412-922-6388 for more details.

The Order of Christian Initiation (OCIA) is intended for both adults and children who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God. They embark on a journey of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith, please call 412-922-6388.

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