News & Updates

We may be distancing physically, but we are still staying connected!

Try One or More of Our Zoom Meetings! Want to know how you can join our online meetings? Just call the parish office. We will get you connected.

This Week’s Schedule of Online Events
Every Weekday
Morning Prayer at 8 am
Online Rosary at 10:15 am

Tuesday, July 7th
Restored: Stories of Encounter at 12:30 pm

Wednesday, July 8th
Captivating: A Women’s Praise and Prayer Group at 6:30 pm

Thursday, July 9th
Online Grief Support at 9 am
Online Rosary at 11:30 am

Sunday, July 12th
Online Coffee and Donuts at 11 am
Online Youth Group at 4 pm

Regarding Public Masses

Mass Schedule – Please call office during office hours to reserve a seat
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30 am
Sunday at 8 am and 10 am

The dispensation from Sunday Mass obligation remains in effect for the foreseeable future. The weekend Mass from Ascension will continue to be recorded and be available for viewing at 5 pm on Saturdays.

Public Mass continues on Sundays at Church of the Ascension. All Masses will be in the Chapel set up in the parish hall. There is seating for approximately 45 persons. Chairs are set up for social distancing and should not be moved. Due to County and Diocese mandates, everyone is required to wear masks during Mass and while on church property.

Weekend Masses are held Sundays at 8 and 10 a.m. — If people are healthy and want to attend, they MUST call the office at Church of the Ascension (480) 837-1066  to reserve a seat.  

Additionally, weekday Masses will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Chapel. The same seating and procedures will be observed as on the weekend. You are also requested to call the office at Ascension to reserve a seat(s) for these weekday Masses.  

Covid-19 Diocese Guidelines

In a spirit of the common good and for the protection of individuals and the community, Bishop Olmsted is asking all parishes/schools to comply with the mandatory face mask policies that have been implemented in their area or city which includes:

  • Requiring all who attend Mass to wear a face mask in a spirit of care for their fellow parishioner
  • Requiring all staff and volunteers to wear a face mask when on campus and moving about in public areas or when physical distancing is not possible.
  • It is important to remember that wearing a face mask does not replace the benefits of physical distancing.
  • In a spirit of hospitality, it would be good to have face masks available for those who do not bring one to Mass or a meeting.
  • For those who have medical conditions or refuse to wear a face mask – kindness and understanding should be the rule.
  • It is critical to follow federal, state, and county public health guidelines to reduce the spread of illness amongst parishioners, staff, clergy, and the community, so these guidelines may be updated as new information and recommendations become available.

The faithful should be reminded that the Sunday Obligation continues to be dispensed during this time of the pandemic. It is important to inform individuals and families that while the Church is being cleaned and disinfected – the risk of contracting the virus remains. For this reason, caution and individual responsibility must be practiced. Be Healthy, Be Smart, Be Holy!

Watch Mass Online at Our YouTube Channel

Visit our YouTube Channel each weekend to watch the latest Mass.

You may find an extra video or two to see as well.