Welcome to the Ascension of Our Lord Parish
We extend a warm welcome to new parishioners.
We have been serving the English Catholic Community of Westmount since 1926. And although much has changed since Ascension celebrated its first Mass, especially since the 1970′s, the rising tide of multiculturalism, the exodus of Anglos, the decline of church attendance and the relentless pressure of secularism have diminished the number of Catholic families in the parish from 2,000 to 400. But, church regulars, alluding vaguely to the parable of “the sheep and the goats,” stress that the ones who practice their faith today are more devout than the ones who reacted reflexively a generation ago to the dictates of Catholicism.