“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.”
Our mission is to build a community of love and peace that practices Jesus’ teachings based on worshiping God and being a person for others: an instrument of love, peace and justice to the world.
We emphasize to practice real devotion, which means to develop in ourselves the good qualities of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary and the Saints through prayer, study and experience.
We teach children the importance of prayer, social justice, of acceptance of others, of being humble and able to ask for God’s advice and listen to others, of practicing reconciliation, of living with moderation and simplicity, of choosing wise decisions, of making free and intelligent choices which reach out to the world, of cultivating a contemplative life in communion with all creation, and of living a sacramental life.
Our children range in age from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade and participate in on-going faith formation through prayer, study, and the arts. We celebrate together every Sunday at the 11:00 a.m. mass. Holy Sacraments are received after the completion of required periods of preparation.
We teach our students the importance of service, the vocation of all Christians. The types of community services assigned to students between 7 th and 12th grade are service to the parish, the environment, senior citizens the hungry, poor and children.
You can also serve as a volunteer. In order to run a safe, rich, and cost conscious program the Religious Education Program depends on volunteers to serve as catechists, classroom aids, office assistants, parent liaisons, and on advisory committees.
Director of Religious Education
The Religious Education Program at the Church of the Ascension meets on the following day:
Parents and students should gather in the school gym for convocation prior to the start of classes. Attendance is taken during convocation, so it is important to be punctual.
The yearly program fee is $150 for the first child in a family and $50 for each additional sibling. This fee is used for the purchase of books and teaching materials. After September 6, if we still have availability, tuition will be $200 for the first child in a family, and $50 for each sibling. Additionally there will be a sacramental fee of $100 for children receiving Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. We will work with any family that need financial assiatance and/or payment plan assistance.
Church of the Ascension,
Office of Religious Education
221 West 107th Street
New York, NY 10025