Jun 22

Come out, get your car sparkling clean and support a great cause! Our teens will be washing cars in the Parish Center parking lot (corner East Ave and Van Buren St) from 9-3 pm this Saturday. Thank you for supporting our teens as they prepare and raise funds for the Appalachia Service Project (ASP)! Weather permitting

Jun 22

Thank you to all the men who came out to learn more about a Knights of Columbus council at Ascension. We are excited by the positive response! More details to come.

Jun 18

Women’s Spirituality Series Continues

Please join us for week 3 - Opening the Door - on Monday, July 9.

Shelby Boblick of St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy Parish will continue her facilitation with discussion of Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self by Joyce Rupp (2008).

Jun 18

If you would like to donate your garden surplus to a good cause, volunteers from the Ascension Community Gardener group will be in the Parish Center Parking Lot and Community Garden Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm until dusk this summer accepting donations for St. Martin’s Food Pantry.   Harvest  and donations for May 29 amounted to 44.15 lbs.

For more information, please call John Owens at 708 846-1827 or Ceal Bacom at 708-386-0577.



Jun 2

We will again be hosting our Summer Lunch Program for the Needy, to help our less fortunate brothers and sisters, on the following Saturdays -

June 9

June 16

June 23

June 30

July 7

July 14

July 21

August 4

August 11

August 18


We are in need of donations and volunteer help!


TO DONATE MONEY, SPONSOR A LUNCH, OR OFFER ANY OTHER ASSISTANCE, please contact: Bob Kutella at: (630) 863-1046 or rjk671@yahoo.com.

TO DONATE SUPPLIES FOR OUR GUESTS TO TAKE WITH THEM, place your donations in the church vestibule in the box marked summer lunches.

List of Items to donate:

May 30

Join us at 7:30 pm in the Church this Friday for a special evening of prayer and amazing music.

May 30

West Cook Wild Ones is selling easy native garden kits. For each kit sold, $8 will be donated to Ascension School's newly formed Green Team. Win Win! 

Kits of 10 plants are available for sun or shade cost $35-40. Pickup is June 2. 

Go to http://tinyurl.com/wcwo2018 for plant information and photos and how to order. 

View this flyer for full information.

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.