Community Outreach

Community Outreach exists for two primary purposes: to allocate funds to local and foreign ministries that share the gospel and help those in need and to foster involvement by parishioners at Ascension with the same ministries it supports. Outreach is funded both through the regular church budget and through generous donations from individual parishioners.

Local supported Outreach Ministries include:

  • Bridge Ministry of Acadiana – a revitalization program that serves children and adults in the inner city of Lafayette
  • Dodi Groves Breast Cancer Foundation – The mission to continuously address the many breast cancer-related needs of the people of Acadiana. The vision is to have assisted in the eradication of breast cancer and its effects.
  • Faith House – provides assistance and support for women and children suffering domestic violence
  • Reaching the Pygmies – a ministry dedicated to the service of displaced Pygmies with housing, medical care and education for children in Uganda.
  • Roots and Fruits – Fr. Kamal Farah’s ministry that affords quality education to Palestinian Christian children in The Holy Land
  • SOFA (Service, Outreach, Furniture, Acadiana) – a program that provides furniture at no cost to those who have suffered significant loss
  • United Christian Outreach – an interfaith program that provides food and clothing to those in our community who are in need