~From the Desk of Father Steven ~

The recent government shutdown has impacted parishioners who are part of the nearly 500,000 Americans who serve with the Transportation Safety Administration, the Coast Guard, as well as with other vital departments and agencies, including Justice, State, etc.

Although there are financial aid options available for Americans impacted by the shutdown, WE are prepared to modestly fill any immediate gaps.

As your shepherd, I have directed that a modest amount of emergency assistance funds be made available for households impacted by the shutdown. Our understanding of “need” is expansive, one consistent with the Beatitudes.

If a need exists, or you know of resource options, let me know directly at my email address shenriksen@ascensionparish.com and I will respond both confidentially and promptly.