Holy Silence-Holy Communion Service Cancellations

Our Holy Silence-Holy Communion Service, held on Wednesday evenings at 5:30PM, will be cancelled on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, June 28th
  • Wednesday, July 5th
  • Wednesday, July 12th

The Holy Silence-Holy Communion Wednesday Service at 5:30PM will resume on July 19th.

Please mark your calendars accordingly.

Thank you.


Cancelled Tonight: Holy Silence/Holy Communion

Please note that the weekly, Wednesday evening 5:30PM service of Holy Silence/Holy Communion is cancelled for this evening, June 21, 2017.

During the weeks of summer, this service may be cancelled on occasion.  Be sure to check your email for cancellations.

Thank you,

Parish Office

Ascension Memorial Church


Rest in peace, Jack Benedix

June 12, 2017

Dear Friends and Parishioners of Ascension Memorial Church,

I write to inform you of the passing last night of Jack Benedix, husband of 66 years to Ann, father to David and Cori, and parishioner of Ascension Memorial Church since birth.

Jack suffered a stroke some eight weeks ago, came through without loss of speech or mobility, and was expected to return home after a few weeks of rehabilitation.

However, the stroke complicated Jack’s health in other, unexpected ways.  These last few weeks, it became clear that Jack would not be able to overcome these further challenges to his health, even as he remained to the end hopeful, lucid, and ever-mindful of his beloved Ann, his family and his friends.

These past few months have been a period of significant loss within our community of faith.  Jack’s passing adds significantly to this sense of loss, to the added weight of our shared grief.  Please be gentle and kind with yourself and with others. We grieve because we love, and there is still time to love even more deeply.

The Burial Office for Jack will be held this coming Saturday, June 17th at 11AM at Ascension Memorial Church with reception to follow in St. Matthew’s Parlor.

God’s peace,



Parish Picnic!


PARISH PICNIC this Sunday, June 11th following the ONE, All Parish Service at 9:30 AM

Town Hall Field, across from Ascension

Church is providing Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Soft Drinks & Water

This is a No Alcohol Event

Please bring a favorite Side Dish, Salad or Dessert to share.

Join in on our inter-generational Kickball Game
Kite Flying, based on wind!


Paige Mercer’s Funeral Service

There will be a Funeral Service for Paige Mercer this Wednesday, June 7th at 11:00AM at Ascension Memorial Church.

Immediately following the service there will be a Reception hosted by Chuck Mercer.

The Reception will be held at Chuck Mercer’s Home located at 132 Main Street in Topsfield.

Parking is allowed along the highway but there is much more parking available at the Topsfield Cemetery located 1 door up from Chuck’s home.

Thank you.