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Mar 18

Our parish is transitioning to a new online giving platform - GiveCentral. GiveCentral allows parishioners and families the ability to securely contribute online with ease and flexibility.  Why should I enroll with GiveCentral?

SET IT AND FORGET IT. You can sign up for automatic withdrawals using your checking account, debit card or credit card. Unlike our current online portal, GiveCentral allows you to donate electronically to ALL parish collections, including Sunday Offertory, 2nd Sunday Collections, Easter Collection, etc.

CUSTOMIZABLE ACCOUNT. You can update your donations, payment methods, and contact information at any time.

EASY RECORD KEEPING. After a donation processes in GiveCentral, an automatic receipt will be sent to your email address on file. You can view your account history at any time, and print off a tax letter at tax-time.

GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. Give Central is PAPERLESS, eliminating your need to use paper envelopes or checks (you can still use your checking account but it would be an electronic debit from your checking account).

Go HERE to donate and create an account

Mar 12

Thank you to our gardening friends- Adeline, Leo, Henry, and Brian - and Nora, Ryan, Kyle and Courtney -  who joined Community Gardeners Pete Sluka and John Owens this past Saturday to create window sill gardens for Seedling Saturday. Spring is near! Learn more about Ascension Community Gardeners

Mar 12

Join us in prayer for Zander Stripe, a parishioner and Candidate for initiation into the Catholic Church. Here is Zander with his parents and Godmother at the Rite of Election at the Cathedral this past weekend.

Mar 11

Fr. Bob Hutmacher, ofm Leads the 2019 Parish Mission at St. Philip the Apostle, Addison, IL

Today, Sunday,  March 10 - Lead Us Not into Temptation: What Keeps Us from God?

Monday, March 11 - Forgiveness: a Lost Art

Tuesday, March 12 - Carry the Cross with Joy? It Is Possible.

All sessions begin at 7:00 pm in the church.

 

Mar 8

There are many opportunities to deepen your prayer life this Lent. Be sure to check out this webpage listing the many opportunities for prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Contemplative Prayer will meet at its usual weekly time this Saturday at 8:30 AM in the Church. Guided by David Anderson, this 45 minute gathering includes a period of twenty minutes for meditative prayer followed by a brief time for conversation and sharing about personal experiences with contemplative prayer practice.  Christian contemplation is attuning to God’s presence by simply being fully conscious in the present moment. Various tools include centering prayer, the Jesus prayer, the breath prayer, lectio divina, and labyrinth walking. Learn more.