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May 21

Your legendary generosity really shined forth in our first ever local Children's Lenten Project.  This year we partnered with Housing Forward to create CLP'18 Welcome Home.  We hoped our CLP alms would help five families move out of the emergency shelter and into homes, through Housing Forward's Supportive Housing Program.  Or goal was to raise $10,000 to furnish five apartments.  We did not meet our goal...we surpassed it!  We raised $14,157.24 which means we will  be furnishing six apartments!  Thank you for your Lenten prayers, fasts and alms which have

May 21

There’s a lot of stress these days among politically divided family members and friends.

May 9

Gina Orlando, head of Ascension's HOME Team (Honoring Our Mother Earth), along with Carolyn Cullen and her daughter Mary, show off the new Monarch Waystation certification sign in the parish center native garden. Its milkweed plants provide food for Monarch caterpillars and its other native plants have welcomed Hummingbirds and Goldfinches.

May 7

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