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Sep 30

From Fr. Hurlbert: Some wonder what, if anything, they can do besides pray about the matter of accountability of our bishops for the handling of clerical sexual misconduct. Writing directly to Cardinal Cupich or Bishop Manz (our area bishop) might be a proactive way to air concerns and respectfully demand change. To provide you an example, follow the link below to a letter written by the pastor of a Chicago parish who has worked to heal his people after they suffered there under the tenure of a notorious priest abuser.

In addition, there is an event coming up at Dominican University on October 9. The Siena Center at Dominican University is hosting a special evening of sharing, grieving, and responding to the recent Pennsylvania grand jury report. View below for more details.

An Open Letter to the US Catholic Bishops from Fr Larry Dowling, pastor of Saint Agatha Parish, Chicago

The Siena Center at Dominican University special evening of sharing, grieving, and responding to the recent Pennsylvanie grand jury report. October 9.

Sep 30

Please join us on Saturday Nov. 3rd from 6-11 pm in Ascension School Gym for the Annual Men’s Bags tournament.  This is a great evening of fun, fellowship & food. 

Sep 19

Did you know that members of Ascension parish have helped a community initiative on Chicago's southwest side that has resulted in over 100 rehabbed affordable homes, reduced crime by 55% and improved schools? This is a neighborhood that, not too long ago, was plagued with over 700 vacancies...today there are less than 200. Be part of this effort!

Sep 17

With recent reports of cover-ups by some Bishops in our country regarding the sexual abuse of minors, many of us have felt deeply saddened and raw with grief and angry that our shepherds let our children down so badly.  The fact that we have made many attempts to improve our care and protection of children does not take away the fact that we have failed in many ways.  I say “we” collectively because we are all the Body of Christ and if one part hurts, we all hurt.  This i

Sep 17

On Saturday October 6, Fr. Tom Donaldson CSSR, a Redemptorist priest, will present a morning of reflection in the Pine Room. His topic will be “Listening-The grace is in the conversation!” It will begin at 8:30 AM with a catered breakfast. Fr. Tom will speak to us, lead us in reflection, discussion and prayer. All men are welcome. Invite your friends. Please respond to Gene Wesolowski at eaw15@comcast.net by October 1st so that we can make sure we have enough food for everyone.