Mary Catherine
Pastoral Associate

Mary Catherine began her professional ministry as Director of Evangelization at Ascension in the 1980’s.  Since then she has served at St. Giles, Our Lady of Victory, the Office for Catechesis and Ministry, St. Michael in Old Town, and most recently, St. Cecilia Parish in Mt. Prospect.  Mary Catherine has been involved with Initiation Ministry and Catechesis throughout her years in ministry.  She holds 2 Masters Degrees from Loyola University, one in Organizational Development and one in Pastoral Studies.  She has served in a variety of capacities within the Archdiocese as a consultant for the Inspire Project, the Chairperson of CARE (Chicago Association of Religious Educators), and the Chair for the PAAC (Pastoral Associates; Archdiocese of Chicago) organization.  Here at Ascension, her focus is directed to the leadership of the various ministries and organizations as well as supporting other Staff members in their primary roles.