SPECIAL SACRAMENTS AT ASCENSION
At Ascension, we celebrate baptisms for infants, children, and adults. Each baptism is a joyous event – we are adopted as God’s children and become members of Christ’s body. Baptism does require preparation and planning. If you'd like to be baptized or have your children baptized, please complete the Baptism Form and contact Fr. Paul.
The sacrament of marriage is a celebration of commitment and love in relationship. At Ascension, we believe this sacrament should be available to all and support marriage equality. In the Episcopal Church, it is required that one, at least, of the parties must be a baptized Christian; that the ceremony be attested by at least two witnesses; and that the marriage conform to the laws of the State and the canons of this Church. For more information about marriage at Ascension contact Fr. Paul.
END-OF-LIFE CARE PLANNING AND FUNERAL GUIDELINES
These guidelines include the theological ideas that are found in the Rites of Christian Burial I and II. In addition, we have added information to help you as you consider your end-of-life care planning. You will find helpful lists that will assist you in your estate planning, as well as recommended health documentation, guidelines for planning your funeral service at Ascension, and ideas for planned giving (bequests). Click HERE to access the guidelines.
Confirmation (Ages 13+)—Conference Room
Confirmation is the sacramental rite in which the candidates express a mature commitment to Christ and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop. Those who were baptized at an early age are invited to make a mature public affirmation of their faith, recommit themselves to the responsibilities of their baptism, and receive laying on of hands by a bishop. Confirmation classes will help prepare candidates for the sacrament as we explore the church's teachings and develop our own faith identity. Interested in learning more? Contact Fr. Paul.