The Church of the Ascension
la Iglesia de la Ascensión
390 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, Rhode Island
Family Service 4:00
Holy Eucharist 10:00
Holy Eucharist in Spanish at 3:00
Sunday Worship Hours
English at 8:00am and 10:00am
Spanish at Noon
Posada Celebrates the Journey to the Manger
The Reverend Mercedes Julian will lead the brief service and celebration which re-enacts the search of Mary and Joseph for shelter. The first five posadas were in people’s homes. .The LAST Posada takes place in Church on Tuesday, the 23rd at 6:00. This is a wonderful way of preparing for Christmas and members of our English-speaking congregation are particularly invited to share the joy and mystery.
Animal Shelter Gifts
Our friend Grace Shepherd is part of an effort to raise supplies for the local Cranston Animal Shelter and she has invited us to help this effort. Suggested items are things like leashes, collars, dog/cat food, treats, toys, old blankets and cat litter. If you bring them in to church, Grace will make sure they get to proper place!
Silent Auction Exceeded Our Goals
With thanks to the generosity of all who attended, and the creativity and fortitude of our wonderful auction committee we were able to raise over $5000 for our parish and the charities we support. We did all of this while providing those attending with a evening of great fun, socializing, and wonderful items to take home. We thank all those wonderful people and businesses who made donations, and Kim Pereira and the fabulous auction committee: Ben Sibielski , Carol Stevenson, Chris Faria, Corrine Pichette, Leo Pichette, Doris Espinal, and Katie Heal.
Thanks to Ascension
Last year the Altar Guild cleaned out a lot of old vestments which were stored in our basement and, through a circuitous route, donated them to the struggling Diocese of Manicaland in Zimbabwe, a place Mike Coburn once served for three months. We have now received a note of thanks which is posted on the bulletin board in the stairway. How nice it is to think of the vestments which once served in our worship here at Ascension are now being used in the small parishes of this distant land.
Please consider the following items: Peanut Butter, Canned Meat (tuna, salmon, chicken, or turkey), Canned Beans (kidney, canellini, chick peas, black), Canned Vegetables (green beans, carrots, and peas), Canned or Jarred Mixed Nuts, Whole Wheat Crackers, Cereals and Oatmeal
Thank you, Pam and Conor O'Brien
Another Way to Spread Warmth
See Carol Stevenson about her spearheading a drive to collect coats. Thanks Carol for helping to spread our generosity to others.