NEWCOMERS

WELCOME!

Thank you for your interest in our parish. Whether you’re just visiting us for a brief time, looking for a new parish home, or looking to return to the practice of your Catholic faith, we’re happy to have you here. When you attend Mass please take the opportunity to introduce yourself to one of our staff, we would love the opportunity to welcome you and answer any questions you might have. Please call the parish office if we can be of assistance - 978-443-2647.

Weekends at Ascension

Weekend Worship
Weekend Worship

There are 4 services for you to choose from:

Saturdays at 4 PM at Saint Bridget

Sundays at 8:30 AM at Saint Bridget

Sundays at 10 AM and 12 PM at Our Lady of Fatima

Locations
Locations

We’re one parish with two locations
Saint Bridget Church – 1 Percival Street Maynard
Our Lady of Fatima – 160 Concord Road Sudbury

Our Parish Office is located at 160 Concord Road Sudbury

Message Series
Message Series

Message Series allows us to delve more deeply into a relevant subject matter, over the course of several weeks, with the hope of growing individually as well as together as a community.

Join us this fall:
September 12 – October 3 | Game Plan
October 17 – November 7 | Where Do We Grow From Here?

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

We're pleased to reintroduce Children's Liturgy of the Word this fall.

Children’s Liturgy allows the Mass readings to be proclaimed to young children at their own pace and level, for their full participation and understanding of the Word of God. Children who have not yet received their first communion are invited to attend Children’s Liturgy. Little ones, babies, and toddlers who need to move about are also welcome.  They can be accompanied by a parent.

Sundays
8:30 AM Mass at Saint Bridget
10 AM Mass at Our Lady of Fatima

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Based on a Montessori-approach, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd provides a hands-on experience for our youngest parishioners to forge a relationship with Jesus. For pre-schoolers through kindergarten.

Sundays 8:30 AM at Saint Bridget Church with Barbara Cole
Drop your child(ren) at Saint Bridget School while you attend Mass.

Tuesdays 10 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Christie Starr
Taught in the atrium near Saint Joseph Hall (lower level of parish office).
Join our weekly mom's small group in Saint Joseph Hall.

Children's & Youth Faith Formation

First Communion Prep - first and second graders
What's Next? - third through fifth graders
Middle School - grades six through eight
High School/Confirmation Prep - ninth and tenth grade
Peer Ministry and Youth Ministry are also available to middle and high schoolers

Our faith formation lessons include a monthly family session or event, encouraging parents and children to grow together.
Sunday, September 26 - Dinner and our first session. 4-5:30 at Saint Bridget Cafeteria
Sunday, October 31 - Trunk or Treat event at Our Lady of Fatima. Details to come.
Sunday, November 21 - Session on Gratitude. Details to come.
Sunday, December 19 - Live Nativity at Our Lady of Fatima. 1 PM.

For Adults

Discovering Christ

Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience that invites every person, baptized or unbaptized, to encounter the love of God the Father, enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children.

The evening includes a shared meal, a 30-minute presentation and concludes with small group discussions.

We offer Discovering Christ twice a year: October and January.

Small Groups

Starting a group with like-minded people can help you feel grounded and connected to what matters in your life.

Small Groups is where our large church gets small. Groups of 6-12 people meet to discuss their faith, go deeper in our weekly message and become more connected to the community. If you are interested in joining a Small Group or starting one of your own, please connect Mary Wessel at mwessel@theascensionparish.com

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