Every day thousands of people languish in jail simply because they are too poor to make bail. The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization is organizing a Mass Bail Out action to end wealth-based incarceration. The Mass Bail Out is designed to free four hundred women and fifty teens detained at Rikers Island jail. The Mass Bail Out will demonstrate the truth of our inalienable human right: No one should be held in jail simply because they cannot afford the ransom on their freedom. The Mass Bail Out begins this week (October 1), runs for 2 weeks, and volunteers are needed to post bail. The money has been raised, and support services are in place, but we need volunteers willing to do the paperwork and post bail. Each volunteer must attend a 90-minute training and be available for a minimum of 3 hours for the bailout process. A training will be held at St. Paul’s Chapel on Wednesday, October 3 at 6:30. Learn more learn more with this link, or speak to Mother Liz. For more details read the Mass Bail Out overview and the Volunteer Trainings.
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Regular Worship Schedule
Starting April 28, "socially distanced" Eucharist services will be held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Due to limited seating and contact tracing requirements, pews must be reserved in advance. For now, most other public services and programs of the Church of the Ascension are taking place online until further notice. Contact the parish office to learn how to attend our online services via Zoom.
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