Ministries

Alabanza

The ministry of Alabanza is to _______.  Contact Rene Mejia for further information.

Altar Servers

The ministry of Altar Server is to assist the Priest at Mass.  Boys and girls that have received First Communion can become Altar Servers. To become an Altar Server, please attend their Monthly meetings on the First Monday of every month at 7:30pm in the Church or Contact Mayra Herrera for information.

Altar and Rosary Society

This volunteer ministry cleans the Sanctuary area, replenishes offering envelopes and distributes missalettes in the pews for Sunday and weekday liturgies.  Please contact Earline Anderson for more information.

Cenaculo Misionero

The ministry of Cenaculo Misionero is to _______.  Contact Carlos de la Cruz for further information.

Children's Liturgy

Children's Liturgy of the Word is an age-appropriate Liturgy offered for ages 5 through 3rd graders.  Volunteers are needed to teach lessons each week, as well as assist with the supervision of the children.  A prerequisite for volunteering is the Child Protection Policy program offered by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  If you are interested, please contact Andrea Gastelo.

Choir

Our Music Ministry is very special at Ascension Church.  It is both an honor and a responsibility.  The music of this sacred space reflects our unity as a Universal Church.  The Music Ministry is comprised of volunteer musicians dedicated to this mission.  There are several ensembles which serve the Ascension Catholic Community:

8:00AM - Contact Abdon Sanchez or Jocy Gallegos
10:00AM - Contact Donna Evans
12:00PM - Contact Moises Lopez
5:00PM - Contact Nicolas Delgadillo

Confirmation

The Confirmation Faith Formation process prepares high school aged youth to receive the Sacrament within a basic framework of two years.  The goal of the preparation is to gradually awaken in the life of the teen the reality of God and deepen their understanding of their faith.  Volunteers are needed to teach lessons each week, as well as assist with the supervision of the teens.  A prerequisite for volunteering is the Child Protection Policy program offered by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  If you are interested, please contact Veronica Diaz.

Cursillos

The Cursillo is an encounter with Christ.  Correctly applied and overseen the Cursillo Movement can have very positive results in the spiritual revitalization of the world.  The Christ-likeness in a few people is contagious.  The transference of Christ’s values to others in one’s family, school, place of business, etc. is the Christianizing of environments the Cursillo promotes.  The goal of the movement is that Christ be the prime influence in society.  So it is said the PRIMARY OBJECTIVES of the Cursillo Movement are to develop in adult Christians a consciousness of their ability and mission to become leaders in the work of Christian renewal, and to sustain them as they provide a Christian leaven in civic, social and economic life.  This “Christianizing of environments” is what the Cursillo movement is about.  Contact Vicky Benitez for further information.

Faith Formation Ministry

The Faith Formation ministries help to discern the faith development needs of parishioners at all stages of faith life.  This ministry is made up of cathechesis.  For more information, please contact Angel Arias or Norma Herrera.

Barrio - Contact Macrina Machuca

Duelo

This ministry is ______________.  Please contact Ana Flores or Maria Rocha.

Eucharistic Ministers

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and to the sick and homebound.  One must be fully initiated in the Church (have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation).  If married, must be married in the Catholic Church.  Training for approved applicants is provided with annual opportunities for updating provided.

English:  Contact Elizabeth Penaloza
Spanish:  Contact Sisi Torres

Evangelizadores

Volunteers who carry the Good News of the Gospel into the community.  These foot soldiers for Christ assist the parish in tending to the needs of the underserved and less fortunate.  Contact Maria R. Gonzalez for more information.

Food Program

Our Food Program needs volunteers to offer assistance to those in need.  Roles such as distributing food, shopping, clipping coupons, and organizing food drives are some of the opportunities to serve.  Contact Raymundo Espinoza. 

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising committee reviews all fundraising activities including the Annual Appeal and make recommendations for improvement. They meet monthly and maintain the shared fundraising calendar.  They work with the staff to plan and execute fundraising ideas and establish goals . Contact the coordinator, Carlos Aguilar.

Gozo en el Espiritu

This ministry is _____________.  Please contact Carlos Aguilar or Amanda Pinedo.

Gozo Matrimonios

This ministry is _____________.  Please contact Luis and Maria Castillo.

Gozo Intercession

This ministry is ____________.  Please contact Concepcion Flores.

Grupo Pre-Bautismal

This ministry is ______________.  Please contact Ricardo and Maria Vega.

Guadalupanos

This is a parish group of men and women who are responsible for promoting devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her title of Guadalupe, through Guadalupana Rosary weekly.  For more information, contact Sara Bailon. 

Hombres Unidos en Mision

This ministry is ___________.  Please contact Ramiro Santana.

Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary

KPC and KPCLA provide limitless opportunities for zealous Catholics to work for their parish, school and community. The following are our goals and objectives:
· To be supporters to the local parishes and to the Bishop of the diocese
· To participate collectively in various parish and community activities
· To promote civic improvements and social justice
· To encourage Lay Apostolic and Catholic action
· To make contributions to worthwhile causes
· To award scholarships and support education
· To foster recreational assemblies and facilities
· To develop youth in a positive, nurturing environment
· To provide social and intellectual fellowship for its members.

Contact: James Harvey (Men)
Contact:  June Myles (Women)

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference. Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Contact Jimmie La Fear for more information.

Lectors

A Lector proclaims the Scriptures at Mass and other services.  To become a Lector, one must be a Confirmed Catholic, in good standing with the Church, be interviewed by the Pastor, trained, commissioned and committed to a schedule.  

English Contact:  Ilegra Evans @ 323-754-2978
Spanish Contact: Jose Palos

Ministerio de los Enfermos / Misericordia

This ministry is ______________.   Please contact Pilar Martinez.

Mujeres Unidas en Mision

This ministry is ______________.   Please contact Vicky Tlaseca.

RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation is a ministry that prepares adult candidates for Catholic sacraments.   Please contact Patty Moreno or Maria Canedo-Mejia.

Robles

This ministry is ______________.   Please contact Roman Rincon or Jonathan Gutierrez.

Young Adults - Please contact Ana Barrios or Daniel Gama.
Juniors - Please contact Angie Aguilar or Caire Ponce.
Jardin de Robles - Please contact Teresa Pichardo

School

This ministry is associated with our school.  Opportunities to volunteer range from serving on committies to playground and afterschool supervision.   Please contact Mrs. De la Rosa.

Sacristan

Duties include preparing the altar for Mass and cleaning the altar following Mass.  Please contact Miguel Chavarin.

St. Vincent de Paul

This ministry is made up of Catholic lay men and women who are inspired by the values and example of St. Vincent de Paul.  They grow spiritually through prayer and person to person service to the poor.   Please contact Earrlline Anderson or Ilegra Evans.

Ushers

Parish volunteers who warmly welcome parishioners as they enter the Church for Mass, showing them to their seats.  They pay special attention to newcomers and visitors, caring for the offertory gifts, take collections, distribute weekly bulletins and assist the priests as needed. Please contact

Salvador Alcala - 8 AM Service
Rafael Cerezo - 12 Noon Service
Cruz and Ojilde Giles - 5 PM Service