The youngest of those who serve at the altar, acolytes must have reverent hearts and steady hands! The word "acolyte" means "one who serves" and the ministry of acolytes dates from ancient times. Acolytes carry the processional crosses, torches banners and flags. They help the service run smoothly by lighting candles,distributing the offering plates and assisting the clergy with the Holy Eucharist. Open to 3rd thru 12th graders.
Contact Chuck Bailey, Acolytes' Verger firstname.lastname@example.org
VOICES OF ASCENSION
Boys and girls grades 3 thru 8 learn musical skills and carefully prepare to sing during worship as an offering to God. Rehearses Wednesdays at 6pm.
Contact Music Director Lee Cobb 727.447.3469 ext. 210 email@example.com
THE YOUTH OF ASCENSION
We believe that our youth are the church of today, not the church of tomorrow! Our youth participate fully in the life of our parish, from serving during worship services to ministering among the homeless in our community.
Yearly trips for the Senior High group have included pilgrimages in Europe and work missions in the U.S. The Middle School group enjoys a summer rafting retreat in Tennessee. Our senior acolytes have participated in the Acolyte Festival at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
Father Mike Branscombe, Youth Minister/Senior High, ext. 211 firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Katte, Assistant Youth Minister/Middle School, ext. 204 email@example.com
Pam Rilling, Elementary Sunday School /Youth Leader 4th-5th Grade, ext. 209 firstname.lastname@example.org