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Mar 20

There are two opportunities to join others from around the area to walk the Way of the Cross through downtown Chicago on Good Friday, March 30. 

The Lay Ecclesial Movement Communion and Liberation begins their Way of the Cross at 9:00 am at the Daley Plaza. The walk concludes at 12:00 noon at Holy Name Cathedral.  For more information go to

Mar 20

The following are links to some useful web sites to provide daily or weekly reflection from a national author. Check them out!

Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI:  Features weekly columns with easy access to previous columns. 

Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles; former president of Mundelein Seminary of the Archdiocese of Chicago:

Mar 11

Do you know that individual who is always there, the go to woman who always seems to get the job done, the woman who seems to give tireless efforts in support of our Ascension and surrounding community? Then let us know who she is!

Please submit your nomination by March 22, including the reasons for your support of your nominee, to Jen Risley and Turie Von Tungeln via email at  

Mar 10

Over the past 25 years, many Ascension families have volunteered to help provide emergency shelter through Housing Forward’s PADS program.  Many have wondered how we can help people move from the shelters and into permanent housing. This year’s Children’s Lenten Project (CLP) is going to do just that! The details:

Mar 09

Begins at 8:45 a.m. at Daley Plaza. Concludes at noon. Each year we follow the passion of Christ in the heart of our city, where thousands of people carry their cross every day. Through choral music, Gospel passages, reflections, and our silent procession, we hope to enter more deeply into the events of Good Friday and their meaning for us today. We ask to experience the exceptional Presence of Christ among us as a real answer to the needs of our hearts. The total length of the walk is approximately two miles (see map below).