Nov 21

Come together to remember the more than 120,000 Americans killed by gun violence
since the Sandy Hook massacre.
Help us shine a light on this tragic toll.


Join with the Newtown Action Alliance and other Gun Violence Prevention groups

and attend a Candlelight Prayer Vigil

Wednesday, December 14, 2106 at 7:30 PM 
following Advent evening prayer at 7 PM

Apr 23

Parents and caregivers of children 5 and under, join us for our monthly Mini Chargers Plagroup!  This month we will be entertaining our little ones with a special story time and craft to take home. Coffee and donuts will be served. Ascension School Pine Room, 601 Van Buren Street.

Apr 23

Sponsored by local churches and organizations, the CROP WALK is a walk sponsored by many churches and groups around the country to help feed people. Church World Service not only feeds people, they also provide potable water where necessary and they teach farmers to get better yield from their crops. 

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Apr 23

The Ascension Men’s Club will be sponsoring the 3rd Annual Brewery Tour event.  This year’s event will visit three breweries in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago – On Tour Brewing, Finch Brewing and the Great Central Brewing Company.  The event is limited to 32 participants and will include a charter bus and refreshments on the charter bus.  Beer at the breweries will be on a cash basis.

DATE: Saturday April 28th

TIME: Bus departs at 5:00 pm with a 9:00 pm return

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Apr 20
Did you know we have a wonderful Community Garden behind our Parish Center?

Ascension Community Gardeners gather to plan in January, repair raised beds in March, plant seeds in April and May and harvest on Tuesdays all summer and early autumn. Produce is given to the St Martin de Porres Food Pantry. New gardeners are always welcome and no experience is necessary. This is a fun activity for families. Contact John Owens at or 708 846-1827 for more information.

Our Community Gardeners Presents the Forsythia Watch

April 22 - Stand By for Yellow!

Apr 18



Apr 16

April 14 was our 2nd annual Spaghetti Dinner! We had great food, great fun and great fellowship! 

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Apr 9

Protecting God’s Children Virtus Training will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7 pm in the Pine Room.  This training is mandatory for all employees and volunteers at Ascension Parish who work with children.  If you have not already attended a Virtus session and would like to attend, please log onto and register.  Keep a note of your user name and password for future continuing education on the Virtus website.  Please arrive promptly at 7 pm.  Latecomers are not allowed into the session.  Please call Kathy Marifjeren at 708-434-1554 if you need help with registration or have any questions.  Thank you.

Apr 1
With joy we welcome our newest members of the faith!


Mia Vietoris - Jackson O’Donnell - Olivia McFadden - Owen McFadden - Charlie Kelley - Daria Kelley - Jeffrey Wood

And completing her initiation at the Easter Vigil: AnaMaria Vietoris.

May God continue to bless them and their families as they grow in their faith and share it with others.  Thank you also to the Parents, Godparents, and Sponsors who took the time to make their journey meaningful.


Apr 1

Please note: No 5 p.m. Mass on Easter