Current Events

Alpha in the Catholic Context at AOL

Seminars begin September 4th
Training Session – August 25th
8:30am – 4:00pm in Don Bosco Hall

What is Alpha?
Alpha is a 12-week course about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the core foundation of the Catholic faith, plus a “Day-Away” all-day Saturday midway through the course which includes three presentations on the Holy Spirit.

Alpha is an opportunity to develop a closer relationship with Jesus with a group of your peers. Each meeting consists of a meal, a video, and a small group discussion on the video – and it’s all free! Meetings will be from 6:30 – 8:45 pm on Tuesdays for 13 weeks in the Don Bosco Hall at AOL – register today and come to the first meeting, if you like the first night come back the next week, etc.

For more information about Alpha, click here.

Click here for registration form.

Training Sessions
The training is for Catholic parishioners who want to help with Alpha by serving as small group hosts and helpers. Both days are the same (attend one). The training is a full day with lunch provided. Two hosts and two helpers are needed for every eight guests that attend Alpha. The hosts facilitate the group discussion by asking the prepared questions and offering some control – they are not teachers or leaders – the videos do the training/teaching. The helpers say nothing during the first several sessions; instead they pray silently and help as needed – they keep quiet until all guests are comfortable enough to contribute/share – so that the guests who are initially not comfortable sharing do not stand out as the only ones not sharing. Hosts and helpers also help with room setup and takedown. The training and seminars will be held at Ascension of Our Lord School in the Don Bosco Hall. To sign up or for more information, contact Mark at

AOL Fall Soccer Registration

AOL School Lobby
Tuesday, August 14 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Sunday, August 19 – 11:30am – 2:00pm

Click here for registration form.

If you have any questions, contact Mike Abbate at 985-652-5041 or 504-388-2452, or email

Ascension of Our Lord Parish Retreat
Houses of Hope

Saturday, August 18 – 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rosaryville Spirit Life Center
Breakfast & Lunch Included

“Building a place of hope within the person, within the family, and within the ministry communities.”

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FOLLOW ME: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
An Eight-Part Bible Study Featuring Dr. Edward Sri

Beginning Sept 10 & 11 through Oct 29 & 30, 2018

Monday Night Classes – 6:30-8:00pm in School Library
Tuesday Daytime Classes – 1:00-2:30pm in Piovan Parish Hall

Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer—he wants you to be his disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is a guide to a personal encounter with Christ. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ. Get a head start by reading the Book of John this Summer!

Click below for informational flyer and class syllabus. Registration for this study is now closed.

Bible Study Informational Flyer

Class Syllabus

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Parish School of Religion (PSR)

Mondays 6:00-7:30pm, AOL School Building 2

Join us for our Opening Mass on August 13th at 6:30PM

All students from Ascension of Our Lord and St. Joan of Arc Church Parishes who are not enrolled in a Catholic School should attend. Registrations will be accepted after Mass.

Registration forms are available in the back of Church, in the Parish Office, or by clicking the link below.

PSR is a faith formation program for all students in grades 1st – 12th, not enrolled in a Catholic school.

All questions concerning our program can be directed to Andree Gurdian at

PSR Registration Form

PSR Class Schedule

Growing in Faith (English)

Growing in Faith (Espanol)

Confirmation Registration

Any student (9th grade or higher) who is not currently enrolled in the Confirmation Preparation program and who would like to be confirmed should complete the registration form and return it to the Parish Office.

Forms are available on the sign-in table in the back of Church or by clicking the link below.

Confirmation Registration Form

AOL Youth Ministry 
Youth Mass

Second Sunday of every month

All students in grades 8-12 are invited to participate in our monthly youth Mass.

If you have questions regarding youth ministry, CYO, or Confirmation, please e-mail Ms. Emily at

Perpetual Adoration Chapel Schedule

Click here for schedule.