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Feb 22

This Lent, Ascension Parish will be providing several opportunities for Parish families to participate in Almsgiving.  We will be raising funds to help support the Trees that Feed Foundation, Operation Rice Bowl and encouraging our households to participate in a Carbon Fast sponsored by our H.O.M.E. Team.  Find more information here.

Jan 18


-Please click on the following link to read this FIRST ENCYCLICAL by Pope John XXIII released at the Vatican on June 29, 1959-


Jan 11
I just found out about an exciting opportunity this Sunday afternoon/evening.  There is going to be a showing on Sunday 1/15 starting at 4:45pm of an amazing new movie called Silence at the Music Box Theater (on the north side of Chicago), and Cardinal Cupich is going to be leading a discussion following the showing of it!  I'm trying to get a group together to go since it's a great movie and we'd get to see/hear the Cardinal!
Silence Trailer
Jan 11

Last summer, Ascension parishioners participated in an Archdiocesan survey.  Thank you for all of your insight!  For anyone interested in reviewing the results, they can be found below.

Parish Report

Free Response

Mass Attendance

Jan 04

If you were unable to catch the interview with Fr. Hurlbert on New Year’s Day on Radio WPNA, AM1490, you can listen to the podcast at

You can also visit the Facebook site for THE DORIS DAVENPORT SHOW - go to for announcements about upcoming interviews.