Praise for Altaration


Altaration captures the beauty and depth of the Mass, while its top-notch production makes the videos and resources relevant and accessible, particularly for young people.”

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archdiocese of New York


“This resource unveils the beauty and the passion of the sacred liturgy in a way that will engage every heart, mind and soul. Altaration will undoubtedly capture the attention of the young Church and walk them ever more deeply into the love and the mystery of Holy Mass.”

Bishop James Wall, Diocese of Gallup


“In this moment of time, when we as members of the Church have so much to do in the realm of evangelization and catechesis, Mark Hart and Ascension Press bring forth a wonderful production entitled, Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed. This well-produced program offers a contemporary and rich presentation of the source and summit of our faith – the Eucharist.

Altaration beautifully brings us to a deeper understanding of the great gift of the Eucharist and challenges us with the mission of using the grace we receive from this Sacrament in our service of God and His people. Mark Hart once again brings forth a powerful, thorough and contemporary catechesis to the rich traditions and truths found in our Catholic faith.”

Bishop Edward Burns, Diocese of Juneau

Altaration is an evangelistic work of art. Combining lush beautiful music with visually stunning scenes to a passionate proclamation of the Gospel, Altaration has the power to inspire even the heart of the most disengaged teen. Altaration is a gift to the Church.”

Fr. John Parks, High School Chaplain and Theology Teacher, Diocese of Phoenix

“In the battle for the salvation of souls, the Catholic Church has just gotten a powerful, new force-multiplier in Altaration. Meeting young Catholics where they’re at, it draws them irresistibly onward and upward.”

Patrick Madrid, Catholic Apologist and Author of “Why Be Catholic?”

Altaration addresses the critical issue of how today’s Church will engage a generation of teens being raised amidst challenging technological and societal currents. More than simply a religious ed program, Altaration calls us to truly embrace our role as members of the Body of Christ and to enter into a deeper commitment to the mysteries of the Mass with profound impact and a spectacular format.

Never preachy, always powerful, Mark Hart and a team of committed New Evangelizers have created a brilliant tool that will help the teens in your life and your parish to truly love the Eucharist. I’m confident that parishes who implement this program will see amazing results, not only with youth but with the entire community!”

Lisa M. Hendey, Founder of and Author of “The Grace of Yes”

“The powerful teaching and engaging presentation in Altaration won’t just speak to teens, but to the entire parish community. Altaration is exactly the kind of powerful presentation we need to deepen the understanding of the Mass in our Catholic schools, within our youth groups and in every parish home.”

Fr. Dan Beeman, Pastor and Vicar for Catholic Mission and Identity, Diocese of Richmond

“The quality and beauty of Altaration raises the bar for every Catholic media project from now on. The source and summit of our faith – the Holy Eucharist – deserves nothing less than what Mark Hart has delivered. He has gifted us with an understanding of the Eucharist that will leave teens and adults running to the closest church for Holy Mass.

If you’ve ever felt Mass was boring, confusing, or empty, this series will undoubtedly change your heart and mind. It is relevant as much as it is reverent in capturing the beauty of the source and summit of our faith – the Holy Eucharist in the Mass. ”

Leah Darrow, Former ‘Next Top Model,’ Catholic Speaker and Author

Altaration is a beautiful and enlightening introduction to Holy Mass. It combines engaging and intelligent Catholic teachers with beautiful (and I mean beautiful!) cinematography. I was captivated from start to finish. You will be too.”

Matt Fradd, Catholic Author and Speaker

“Totally engaging! This energetic series makes the Mass relevant for today’s youth…the future leaders of our Church. Mark Hart and the crew from Ascension Press do it again! This series will inspire the young (and those young at heart) to fall more in love with our Lord through the Mass.

If you’re looking for something to motivate youth to participate in Mass, look no more. Altaration is an engaging, beautiful series that not only explains the sacrament of the altar, but also encourages and inspires today’s young Catholics.”

Matthew Leonard, Executive Director, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

“Praise God for Altaration. This impressive new program about the Mass, with its rock-solid teaching and remarkable visual appeal, may just be the answer to the prayers of many parents, teens themselves, and the broader Church, helping teenage teenagers in the mystery of the Liturgy, the great hallmark of our life as Catholics. After journeying through Altaration, I can’t imagine our teens will describe the Mass as “boring” ever again!”

Tom Peterson, Founder and President of Catholics Come Home

“When I was a teenager, I knew nothing about the Mass, which meant I became a twenty-something who knew nothing about the Mass. Altaration is genius because it gives the teenager in me a chance to learn about – and love – the Mass. And by the way, the professional in me says this is the quality the Catholic Church deserves.”

Lino Rulli, 3-time Emmy Winner and Host, “The Catholic Guy”, SiriusXM Satellite Radio

“I can’t pull my eyes off Altaration. Visually stunning, tightly crafted, and catechetically rich…irreplaceable for anyone who wants to powerfully grasp – and be grasped by – what happens at the altar.”

Fr. John Muir, Pastor and Asst. Director – Office of Worship, Diocese of Phoenix

“When learning and inspiration meet, the impact is doubled. In Altaration, you get great visual resources, sound content and great energy to help young people grasp the importance, the meaning, beauty and power of mass. Altaration can be used by and with adults and teenagers to inspire, educate and encourage devotion to the celebration of Christ present in the Eucharist.”

Mike Patin, Catholic speaker and Author

“In the last four years, four of our former parish teens have been ordained priests and another eleven are currently in the seminary. Our teens understand what’s happening on the altar thanks to Mark Hart’s teaching of the Catholic faith. I can’t wait for our teens to see his newest resource, Altaration and watch as he takes them to the next level.”

Fr. Andrew Budzinski, Vocations Director – Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend