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May 07

To the members of our Catholic community: 

Friend and dedicated public servant, Oak Park Chief of Police Anthony (Tony) Ambrose is in urgent need of a live liver donor.  He is receiving care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as he is in liver failure due to Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). This condition is a very serious and silent disease with few symptoms, and has progressed so quickly in Tony there is irreversible damage. His only hope is receive a liver transplant from a live donor.  While his family searches for a donor match, we wanted to bring this situation to the attention of the community in the hope that someone will step forward and offer Tony the gift of life. If a donor is a match, they would donate part of their liver to Tony. The liver heals quickly and regrows to replace the donated piece.

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Apr 30

Ascension lunchroom 3rd annual waste audit results

Apr 30
This past Sunday, Community Garden volunteers handed out beautiful Forsythia branches in exchange for a donation to the Ascension Community Garden.

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.

Apr 30

On Saturday, April 21 the Austin community of St. Angela School welcomed an amazing crew of Ascension adults and teens to help build a beautiful green space where once stood only abandoned buildings.  Thanks to the ASP leadership efforts of George Lyons and Paul Kraft, and a deeply embedded call to service that is the hallmark of Ascension Parish, this team helped us make great strides toward the transformation of our campus.


Apr 30

Do you have a child 7 years or older whom you would like to have baptized in the Catholic Church? Want to learn more? Join Mary Catherine Meek, Pastoral Associate, for an information night on Wednesday, May 2, at 7 PM in the Dining Room of the Parish Center. More information: