A community implies a collection of people with varied interests. Specialized areas of interest for like-minded Christians become centered in clubs and groups within the framework of Ascension's community. See the General Directory link in the left column for contact persons for each group.
The Men's Club has been active at Ascension for almost 50 years. The Club has dedicated itself to serving and supporting a variety of parish and community needs through contributions of money, talent and labor. To this end, the Club conducts a variety of annual Dinners and special events. The Men's Club meets on the second Friday of each month beginning with a meal prepared by members, meeting briefly for business, and ending the evening with games and camaraderie. There is plenty of room for new members. If you enjoy friendship, fun and helping others, the Men's Club is for you. All are welcome to attend and join the Club.
The Handcrafters create unique items to raise funds for donation to many worthwhile causes. Substantial funds are raised and distributed each year. The Handcrafters' primary fundraising event is the annual Boutique, which is held the first week-end in November each year. The group works all year to create items for gifts, home decoration, and personal use to sell. The Handcrafters meet every Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Anyone is invited to join - they will even teach you to sew, crochet or paint!
Welcome Coffee Committee
The Welcome Coffee Committee arranges for serving coffee, juice and doughnuts after the 9 and 11 am Masses on Sunday. The purpose of the welcome coffees is to encourage fellowship and build community. Each week's coffee is sponsored by a different Ascension group thereby allowing the parish community to become aware of the many active groups within our parish.
Couples Bridge at Ascension is a social club for those couples who enjoy playing party bridge. In August of each year, a schedule of play is planned for groups of four couples to meet at the home of the host couple once a month, September through May. Small cash prizes are awarded to the couples with the best monthly results, and for the best year-end total scores. New couples are always welcome.
Ladies Bridge at Ascension Parish has existed about as long as the parish. There are six tables of play and 24 people. Play is on the first Wednesday of the month from September through June. New members are always welcome to join. Funds from monthly collected dues have often been given to volunteer organizations.