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We joyfully proclaim, celebrate, witness, and serve Jesus Christ.
"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." (Matthew 18:20)
Visit the Church of the Ascension on any given day of the year, and chances are you will hear laughter on our playground. Ascension families spend countless hours enjoying our playground. Children from Ascension Catholic School, Youth Family Formation, Youth Faith Formation, and parish activities like Vacation Bible School, pasta dinners, CYO, Sunday donuts, scouting and fish fries use our playground several times a day, all year round.
Our families have joyfully played here for almost 20 years. As with any high use structure, it is time to replace part of the current playground. We recently removed a broken piece and would like to replace it with the round structure included in the pictures. While the main structure is still useful, in the near term continued wear is inevitable. We feel it is prudent to begin funding this major expense to alleviate strain on parish finances. Our children deserve a safe, modern place to play and newer equipment can cater to many different developmental ages. A single playground piece costs an average of $25,000, and larger structures or complete systems cost over $200,000. Yes, that’s a huge expense, but we must consider that it’s also 20 years of joy for our kids!
If we want Ascension's playground to be a place for families to gather for years to come, we need your help. Please consider making a tax-deductible credit card contribution to this fund of $25 or more on Giving Tuesday. Our parish values are rooted in bringing children to God. Let us re-build a place for them to celebrate the thrills of childhood. Our children need this place in their lives. Thank you.