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Aug 7

As you may have read or heard, the Archdiocese of Chicago is moving forward on its Renew My Church plan of bringing parishes together in groupings and, in some cases, merging parishes to create new structures for bringing faith to life. One tool which the Archdiocese has been encouraging is the reading of a book Divine Renovation: Bringing your parish from maintenance to mission written by Fr. James Mallon. We would like to offer all parishioners an opportunity to engage in conversation about this important book. Join us on the following Saturdays from 1-2:30 pm - August 18 and 25, September 8, 15, 22, 29. 

Please register by this Friday, August 10 by sending our Pastoral Associate, Mary Catherine Meek,  an e-mail at We look forward to a great discussion!

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Jul 26

Thank you to everyone who joined us this year for the BYOB Theology Series. We hope to see you again next year!

Jul 25

All young adults ages 21-39 are invited to come out and join young adult groups from across the Chicago area in the 2nd Annual 6-on-6 Catholic Young Adult Volleyball Tournament! The tournament will be on Sunday, August 5th from 10 am-1 pm at North Avenue Beach in Lincoln Park. With over 100 participants in the first edition, we're expecting another huge turnout for an awesome day of fun, friends, and volleyball! Register at by Wednesday, August 1st and don't miss out!

Jul 21

Today after the 5:00 mass, Mrs. Kathy Walsh, family and friends gathered near the statue of Mary. Last fall, a young flowering crab tree was planted in hopes it would thrive in this location. Fr. Hurlbert spoke of Deacon Joe Walsh, in whose memory the tree was planted. Today the tree and a plaque were blessed with Holy Water and the Our Father was recited. Ascension was blessed to have Deacon Walsh serve here for nine years. He had attended Ascension School, and was a parishioner for 66 years. Look for Deacon Walsh's tree behind Mary on the East Avenue side.

Jul 20

Thank you to all who joined us at last night's BYOB Theology Series with the Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima, S.T.D.! Our final program for this year's 3-part series will be next Thursday evening, July 26 at 7:30 pm in the Ascension School Pine Room. Join us! More details on our Adult Faith Formation Committee webpage.