The Church of the Ascension
A Parish of the Anglican Catholic Church
in the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic States
13941 Braddock Road
Centreville, VA 20120
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The Blessing of the Animals
On October 1st the Church of the Ascension
celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assissi
with the tradition of the Blessing of the
Father Weaver along with 10 others and 7
slightly damp doggies held a quick service (for
the sanity of both pets and owners alike) to
provide blessings upon the animals and all
those who care for them. Each pet received a
collar medal and yummy treats!!
Thanks to Celest Linthicum from the
Centreville Patch for taking the great pictures
and for the well written article covering the
Welcome to the Family of Jesus
On March 24th the family of Zak and Jaxson Phillips
gathered in the Church of God for their baptism
making them members of Christ, the Children of
God, and Inheritors of the kingdom of Heaven.
Mom & Dad (Olivia & Danny Phillips) and Grandma &
Grandpa (Stacey & Donald Phillips) hosted family
and friends following the baptism.
Christ is Risen!!
Easter Day at the Church of the Ascension in 2012 was
a wonderful occassion, highlighted by the lighting of
the Paschal Candle, the blessing of new altar
candlesticks, an Easter egg hunt for the children,
Christian fellowship, and the Mass of the
Ressurection. 67 souls were in attendance and we
hope to see many of the visitors back with us soon!!
On May 20th (The Sunday after the Ascension), our Episcopal Visitor, The Rt. Rev. Donald F. Lerow, paid his
first visitation to our parish. We thank Bishop Lerow, wife Karolie, daughter Karen, and granddaughter
Quinn for blessing us with their presence.
Congratulations to those newly confirmed: Danny & Olivia Phillips and Mike & Suzzane Arthur. Further
congratulations to Kip Fawsett, Jane Norris and Mary Gorodnick who were received into the Anglican
2012 Annual Parish Meeting
The Annual Parish Meeting was held following Mass on Sunday, January 20th and was a sucess. We
adopted a new set of by-laws, passed the parish budget for 2013, elected new Vestry Members for 2013-
2015 (Mrs. Jane Norris & Mr. Mike Huff!!), elected new parish Trustees (Mrs. Susan Cady, Mrs. Mary Cole
Henshaw, and Ms. Dale Springer), elected our Parish Officers for 2013 (Sr. Warden Mrs. Mary Cole Henshaw,
Jr. Warden Ms. Dale Springer, Treasurer Mr. Kip Fawsett, and Clerk Mrs. Susan Cady), and lastly we elected
our delegates and alternates for this years diocesan synod to be hosted by Ascension at the Fair Oaks
Marriott from June 6-8 (Delegates Mrs. Susan Cady, Mrs. Mary Cole Henshaw, and Ms. Dale Springer;
Alternates: Col. G. Hork Dimon and Mr. Charlie Manship).