Current Events

Alpha in the Catholic Context at AOL
Seminars begin September 4th
Training Sessions – August 11th & 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 covers the beliefs that are common to all Christian faiths – it is
not fully Catholic, Baptist, or any other faith. For example, the Catholic
Sacraments, Saints, and Mary are not presented during Alpha.

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
Sunday, August 12 – 11:30am – 2:00pm
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

Click here for registration form. Registration deadline is August 6th.

FOLLOW ME: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John

An Eight-Part Bible Study Featuring Dr. Edward Sri

Monday Night & Tuesday Daytime Classes

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

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 registration form and documents.
Deadline to register is August 8th.

Registration Form

Bible Study Informational Flyer

Class Syllabus

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.

Rev. Benny Piovan, founding pastor 1979-2006Rev. Benjamin Piovan
Rest in Peace
1936 – 2014



  • In the case of an emergency that you need a priest please
    call Fr. Walter Austin at 985-630-2837.
  • Perpetual Adoration Chapel is OPEN 24/7 located rear of
    the School Bldg. Adorers & Partners always needed so
    please call 985-652-2615.
    The following procedure will apply at Ascension of Our
    Lord Church, LaPlace, LA
    Volunteers MUST check in with the Parish Office
    Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
    which is the rear entry on the corner
    799 Fairway Dr.  ph#985-652-2615.
    **If you are interested in Catholic Charities Volunteer
    opportunities, please email Nick at

    smart phone.

The Archdiocese of New Orleans through the Family Life
is pleased to announce the opening of a Catholic
Counseling Service
in the areas of marital, couple, and family
counseling. This service is intended to reach out to families,
not only through prayer, but in quality counseling. It is hoped
this counseling service will be a resource to families at times of
stress as well as a sign that the Church is available to provide
guidance and support. For more information or to schedule an
appointment, please call Catholic Counseling Service 504-835-5007
or 985-652-0021.

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