Welcome to the Parish of the Ascension!
We are a diverse worshipping community, rooted in the
Anglican tradition, in a covenant with God, called to address the
needs of persons living in the Mount Pearl area. If you do not yet have a faith
community, or if you are visiting the Mount Pearl area of Newfoundland and Labrador, we
invite you to come and meet God in Jesus through the ministry of
this faith community.
Word from our rector for May 19 - 25
you gave the church
the abiding presence of your Holy Spirit.
Look upon your church today and hear our petitions.
Grant that, gathered and directed by your Spirit,
we may confess Christ as Lord
and combine our diverse gifts with a singular passion
to continue his mission in this world
until we join in your eternal praise. Amen.
(Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, Augsberg Fortress, 2002)
As we celebrate and reflect upon the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost this day, consider this prayer. Pentecost reminds us that we join with God through the Holy Spirit to create transformation in the world. This is our mission. We are called to join with others as the church, sharing our diverse gifts and working toward establishing peace, justice, love, and forgiveness among all.
This is a difficult task, one which we cannot do alone. This is a task that has to be reinterpreted each generation, such that the Good News of God in Christ can be alive and present in the hearts and minds of the gathered community.
May we experience the presence of God in the worship and in our actions this week. May we be transformed by the love that God offers us, and we receive through those around us.
Special Intention Prayers for this Week