Upcoming Events


When you hang around the Catholic Church for a while, sooner or later you will hear about something called a “lay order,” or a “secular religious order.” You might have found yourself asking what exactly are these and how can one benefit me in my spiritual life? Join us for a 6-week interactive speaker series as we explore these questions and more. No registration is required. Feel free to drop in for 1 session or join us for all 6. Groups meet in the Borromeo room.

 Dates: Wed  morning  9:30-11 or Thurs evening 6:30-8:00

May 17th and 18th: Panel overview
May 24th and 25th: Carmelite- Jean Crowley
May 31st and June 1st: Schoenstatt- Tim Brown
June 7th and 8th: Benedictine- Bill Duffy
June 14th and 15th: Franciscan- Jane Steiner
June 21st and 22nd: Dominican- Paul Claggett


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Come and support Ascension Athletics at City Barbeque!!
2001 E Dorothy Lane in Kettering
Eat to Support Athletics!
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Please help us say Thank You to Julie Burt, who will be retiring at the end of June.
Send a card to St. Albert the Great or drop it off!

Join the Garden Guild in the Parish Supported Garden behind the Spirit Center any Tuesday at 5:00 or Saturday at 9:00 to help raise vegetables, herbs and flowers for our Farmers Market.   Or you could  Adopt A Flowerbed on parish grounds to maintain this summer to keep our parish grounds looking their best. No experience needed!
Contact 937 293 1999.

Ascension Men's Fellowship

All men of the Kettering Catholic Community are invited to participate
in our discipleship journey on June 10 from 8-9am. This month is the
second episode of "Lectio: Mark" by Dr. Tim Gray. Following his baptism in the Jordan River and temptation in the wilderness, Jesus returns to Galilee where he invites the first disciples to follow behind him, and begins the work of regathering the scattered people of God. If you cannot participate in person, then consider watching the series on your own at the Formed.org website. Please join us in Room 119/120 in Witzman Center (basement of Church) and let us grow in faith together. To receive invitations to the monthly Men's Fellowship group meetings sign up  on Ascension's FlockNote page and join the Men's Fellowship group. Contact Mike Wager at 937-361-1369 or mewager07@gmail.com.

Most current summer read

Here’s how the 2023 Big Summer Read will work:
1. Purchase a copy of Mere Christianity.

We’ll have a limited number of copies available for purchase at the Kick-off event. Contact Sarah Archuleta at
sarchuleta@stcharles-kettering.org if you’d like one.
Mere Christianity has been in print since the 1940s, so finding a used copy at a 2 nd hand bookstore or online is usually pretty easy. If you prefer a new copy, you can purchase
one anywhere you normally buy books.

2. Join us for the Big Summer Read Kickoff Thursday, June 29 at
the St. Albert Spirit Center.
At this gathering we’ll:
A) Give a little background for Mere Christianity
B) Distribute copies of the Reflection/Discussion questions
C) Have a few copies of Mere Christianity available for purchase

3. Join a reading group with friends, family or other parishioners.
You can read on your own, with your family at home, or with friends or neighbors. We don’t care how you do that – just that you read it  If you’d like to be in a group led by a Parish Staff member, we’ll have five options:
Monday Mornings 9:30 AM (at St Charles) beginning July 3
Monday Evenings at 7 PM (at Ascension) beginning July 10
Wednesday Mornings at 9:45AM (at Ascension) beginning July 5
Thursday Evenings at 6:30 PM (at St Charles) beginning July 6

4. Read Mere Christianity at your own pace or whatever pace your group sets, and use the provided questions for Discussion and/or Reflection

5. Join us for a Closing Celebration Friday, August 18 at 7:00 in the
St. Albert Spirit Center


Attention KCC Youth!  Summer of Service.
See our Youth Ministry page for more details.