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Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent. Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59.  Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal.  Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.


Ashes are distributed during Mass or during the scheduled Word Service.

8:15 am – Parish Mass

10:00 am – Parish Word Service (with school children present)

12:00 noon – Parish Word Service

4:00 pm – Parish Word Service (with religious education children present)

7:00 pm – Parish Mass




Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday at 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.



Monday through Friday at 8:15 a.m. 

Wednesday Evening at 6:00 p.m.



Rosary: Monday through Friday at 7:45 a.m.

Evening Prayer: Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

Wednesday from 8:45-9:30 am.

and Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m.



Individual Confessions:

Saturday from 4-4:45 p.m., and after 5 p.m. Mass,

Sunday morning after 9 a.m. and before 11 a.m. Mass.

Monday morning after the 8:15 Mass and Wednesday from 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Oak Park Area Parishes Reconciliation Service at Ascension – Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m.



Contemplative Prayer:

Saturday Morning 8:30 a.m.

Taizé Prayer:

Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Faith Sharing Groups:

Contact Mary Catherine Meek, Pastoral Associate, for more


Lenten Mission at St. Bernardine-Renew My Search-Fr. James Hurlbert

Weekend Masses-Saturday, March 23 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m.


Please refer to the websites for other parishes in the area for their Lent schedules:

St. Bernardine -

St. Catherine of Siena-St Lucy -

St. Edmund -

St. Giles -

St. Luke -

St. Vincent Ferrer -




Please also check the Calendar for special events and occasions. This schedule reflects our regular weekly schedule only.



4:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation

5:00 pm Sunday Vigil



7:30 am Mass

9:00 am Mass • The Ascension Schola provides the music on the second and fourth Sunday of each month; the Ascension Choristers (Youth) sing on the first and third Sundays of each month.

11:00 am Mass • The Ascension Adult Choir provides the music every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month, September through May.

5:00 pm Mass • Please Note: There is no 5:00 pm Mass during the summer from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.


Children's Liturgy of the Word • Sunday at the 9 am Mass

All children ages 4-8 are invited to participate, where they will experience the Word in an age appropriate language while adults may reflect on the Mass in the main sanctuary.

Please note there is no Children's Liturgy of the Word on Christmas, New Years Day, Palm Sunday, Easter, Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Child care • Available Sundays during the 9 and 11 am Masses 

Child care takes place in the Ascension School kindergarten classroom. Right before Mass begins, please go to Door 9, which can be found just west of the playground and adjacent to the parking lot. The door will be locked. Please knock. 


Weekdays - Monday through Friday

7:45 am Rosary

8:15 am Daily Mass


Prayer Services

Christian Contemplative Meditation Group

8:30 am on Saturdays • Meet in the upper sanctuary of the church


Monthly Taizé Ecumenical Prayer

7:30 pm  January 1 • World Peace Day

7:30 pm  1st Friday of each month • February thru December

3:00 pm  Good Friday Taizé Prayer Around the Cross