Peace & Justice Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Look here for upcoming P&J programs at Ascension and in your neighborhood


At Ascension Parish, you will find a passionate and caring community committed to extending a helping hand and building awareness of the deep injustices we find in our community and beyond.

Check back regularly for upcoming programs at Ascension and in our community as we strive for




Ascension Christmas Angel Project

The Ascension Christmas Angel Project will be assisting: Ascension parishioners in financial need, St. Martin de Porres,  Franciscan Outreach and Catholic Charities Family Strengthening Center in Berwyn serving families and seniors. We will be providing gifts, gift cards, and food gift cards. Angels may be picked up at the church entrances after Masses on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11.  Angel gift drop off will be on Friday, December 7 between 4:00 pm-8:00 pm in the school gym. 

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer time, please contact Kathie Walsh at (708) 366-0884, Lynne Nacke at (312) 933-2230.


Advocate Children’s Hospital - Pediatric Academic Series presents The Impact of Food Insecurity on Children’s Health and Well Being
Wednesday, November 14 from 7:30 am - noon.

ST. EDMUND CHURCH (Oak Park) Monthly Prayer Vigil to End Gun Violence 

“The last Saturday of each month, please join us on the rectory lawn from 6:30 to 7pm Description: Description: our monthly Prayer Vigil to End Gun Violence. It is our way of standing against the culture of violence in our country. We also urge legislators to understand the urgency of this issue.”

Interfaith Prayer Vigil

Join us every First Friday of the month for the Interfaith Prayer Vigil at Broadview (1930 Beach Street). We gather in solidarity with people who are detained or being deported.” (1 Block WEST of 25th Ave., 1-1/2 blocks SOUTH of I290, between Lexington and Harvard)



Housing Forward's Americorps Program

Perhaps you are a recent grad, young professional, or simply someone looking for a professional opportunity to give back while learning about a new career field. Learn More!