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for calendar questions and concerns, contact Alyce Goldsmith


For Outreach Opportunities click here (they change every month).


Cursillo: A 3-day renewal weekend for all people

What it is

You can email Alyce Goldsmith for more information.

Cursillo is a 3-day renewal weekend for all people, held at the Diocesan Retreat Center, DaySpring. If you are looking for an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Jesus’ teachings in a caring community, then please join us! The Cursillo weekend is followed by on-going support at Ascension as together we discover ways of living out our Baptismal vows. The next weekend is October 24th —27th. Contact: Alyce Goldsmith for more information.


Sunday morning programs:

9:00am BREAKFAST!! Join us for great food and fellowship!

9:15am. Paul's Letter to the Philippians  Bible Study with Father John Hiers & Alyce Goldsmith, in the workroom

10:15am Sunday school for our children BEGINS

                      Godly Play (ages 3, 4, 5, & 6 years old)

                      & Journeys (grades 1st—5th)

                      Our nursery is available for infants – 3 years, across the street; or we 

                      have an area in the side chapel for the little ones

11:20am  Sunday School for Middle School & High School

        Middle School meets in the Green Room across the street

        High School meets in the Youth Room across the street

11:30am Adult Education: St. John’s Gospel In the Parish Hall     

        with Father John Hiers

Tuesday Morning

10:00am  Gather for light refreshment and prayer; followed by small group studies. Tuesday Small group classes begin in the Parish Hall.

☧  Second John — Bible study with Father Leo in the Parish Hall; bring your Bible.

☧  Jesus in Me: Experiencing the  Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion — Book study with Bette Crown; meet in the Green Room


6:30pm Pot-Luck Supper: bring a dish to share in the Parish Hall

7:00pm Pilgrim’s Way: Movie and discussion in the Workroom

7:00pm  Choir Rehearsal in the Choir Room



6:30am  Men’s Bible Study in the Parish Hall

10:30am Women’s Bible Study and Prayer in the Green Room

NOON — The Change that Changes Everything with Richard Rohr —

     video & discussion in the library with Alyce Goldsmith

St. Teresa’s Guild

If you have been involved with ChristCare or Stephen’s Ministers ministries, this is a perfect opportunity for you!! Come join the women and men who bring communion and minister to those no longer able to participate in parish activities — our shut-ins, homebound, and hospitalized members. This is a special ministry of love and care. All are invited to join. Father Leo is chaplain to this wonderful ministry. For more information, contact Anne Jones (727-412-5505). 

Anytime Reading Options (this is NOT a safe list)

We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation

    by Brian McLaren

Jesus Freaks, Revolutionaries: Stories of Revolutionaries who changed their word: Fearing GOD, not man

    by dc Talk

Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church

    by Rachel Held Evans

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious thoughts on Christian Spirituality

    by Donald Miller

Bonhaeffer: A Biography

    by Eric Metaxas

Carry on Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed

    by Glennon Doyle Melton

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

    by Cheryl Strayed


    by R. J. Palacio

Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived

    by Rob Bell

(Click at the bottom of the page to order: amazonesmile!)


Church of the Ascension

701 Orange Avenue

Clearwater, FL  33756


Close to Downtown & Beaches

Office Hours

Monday -- Thursday

9:00am -- 4:00pm


 9:00am - Noon