Oct 15

Men of the parish invited this Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 am in the Parish Center to share our experiences of living a Christian life. We socialize, pray, and read and reflect on the upcoming Sunday Scripture.

Oct 12

Don't forget your bag of nonperishable food items! On the 3rd Sunday of the month at all Masses we collect nonperishable food items for St. Martin food pantry, which is sponsored by their Men's Group. If you are unable to bring in a bag of groceries but would like to contribute, we invite you to write a check made out to "St. Martin Catholic Church," write "pantry" on the memo line and place it in the collection basket any time during the month.

Oct 11

Perhaps you have made the rosary a regular part of your prayer life and can attest that the Rosary “is like an ancient treasure map. It has led countless men and women from all walks of life to the treasures of peace, joy, clarity, and contentment…you’ll find the Rosary is a rich prayer that can transform your life.” (dynamiccatholic.com)

Perhaps you have never learned how to pray the rosary or are daunted by the many beads and repetitions….

Oct 10

All parishioners are invited to participate to share their sentiments about the ministry of their pastors. Please participate to help Fr. Hurlbert recognize his talents and grow to become a better priest and pastoral minister. The following two links include:

A letter of invitation and explanation from Bishop Manz

Direct link to online survey to share your feedback

Oct 8

The Vicariate IV Ministry Commission invites parishioners to a workshop to develop and share best practices on how to recruit volunteers for parish ministry and leadership. This workshop will take place at Our Lady of the Mount Parish - 2400 S. 61st Ave, Cicero, IL  60804 on Thursday, October 18 from 5:30-8 pm. Be a part of this effort! You may find this particularly helpful if you are a ministry or program leader or member. More details in the links below. Contact Jim Wojcik at j.wojcik@ascensionoakpark.com or (708) 848-2703 to RSVP. Please RSVP by October 10.

Letter from Jim Wojcik

Ministry Commission Workshop Flyer

Oct 5

Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00 pm in the Pine Room

In our 24/7 media-dominated culture and where lying has become “normal,” where disregard for ethical norms and behavior has infected our families, workplaces, churches, politics, how do we form and nurture our conscience?  Adult Faith Formation Committee in partnership with Religious Education invites adults and teens to a presentation with questions and answers by Dr. Gina Wolfe, Professor of Theological Ethics at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago.  Refreshments will be served at 7:00pm and the talk will begin promptly at 7:30pm. Learn More:

Oct 5

Please join us for a special presentation by Beth Isaacs from Illinois Birth Justice on Monday, October 29th in the Pine Room from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  Beth Issacs founded IBJ in 2015 with the intention to bring assistance and support to incarcerated pregnant women and new mothers before, during, and after birth to build positive futures for themselves and their families. Come hear about her journey of how Illinois Birth Justice came to be and all the services and resources IBJ now provides to these young women.

You also find more information by visiting their website: www.illinoisbirthjustice.org.


Oct 5

Domestic violence thrives when we are silent.  Please join the Domestic Violence Outreach Ministry ('DVOM') for the following events as we raise awareness and work to end all forms of domestic violence, both physical and non-physical, within our parish and our community. Read More:

Sep 30

Beginning the first weekend in October we will be offering several new resources for use with school aged children in our parish to help them engage more fully in the Sunday Eucharist.

Read further to learn more!