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

Nov 15

Each year, Catholic Choirs throughout the United States are encouraged by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians to offer a musical event in honor of Saint Cecilia, the patroness of music. Ascension's Saint Cecilia Sing was presented on Sunday, November 12 at 7:00 PM.
The Ascension Choir and Schola, led by Director of Music David Anderson shared an hour of songs of praise and thanksgiving, joined by a string quartet and including Scripture and prayers.
A free-will offering was collected and shared with Housing Forward and the Oak Park Food Pantry. 

Nov 9

Please join us this Saturday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m. for this special Mass.

Fr. Charles Rubey will preside. Fr. Rubey is the Founder and Director of the LOSS Program (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide) for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Please come and pray with their survivors.

Jun 16

Summer 2017 Youth Events

Sorry for the format.  Just too busy to get the info organized nicely.  Maybe I'll be able to do so next week.  Please contact Matt with any questions or if you would like to participate or chaperone!

May 8

May 2017 Youth Events @ Ascension

  • Friday, May 5 7:30pm-8:30pm - Taize Prayer Service
  • Saturday-Sunday, May 6-7 - High School Retreat - Off-site - RSVP w/ Matt
  • Saturday-Sunday, May 6-7 After Masses - ASP Flower Sales
  • Monday, May 8 7pm-8:30pm - Theology of the Body Parent Talk - Pine Room
Feb 28

We have a lot of events going on this month.  Please see below for lists summarizing all the events that are happening.  A more detailed description of each of the events can be found below the list.  If you still want further information or if you are interested in participating in one of the events for the Vicariate or the Archdiocese, please contact the youth ministry coordinator, Matt.


Dec 13
There are several Youth Ministry events coming up this week - some opportunities for Confirmation Candidates, and others for high school aged teens. So, check your calendar and see when you can come and do.
Nov 15

Find Gratitude and Give Thanks

Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 7 pm
Oak Park Temple
1235 N. Harlem Avenue in Oak Park
Keynote Speaker: Xavier McElrath-Bey
Senior Advisor and National Advocate
with The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

Free Event.  All are welcome.
Optional good will offering will be collected in support of the Holiday Food and Gift Basket and Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth.

Sep 13
For Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Cantors, Ushers, Choir and Schola Members and all interested parishioners, members of the Assembly

8:30 am - Registration and Hospitality

9:00 am - 12:00 noon


Sep 13


...following the morning Masses...

On the Parish Green (Or in the gym if raining)


Are you wondering what Ministry will put your unique talents to good use in serving the parish and the community?

Then come to the Ascension Ministry Fair where you can learn about all of Ascension’s great ministries and find the perfect fit for you!