Assumption Catholic Church
323 West Illinois Street - Chicago IL 60654
(ph) 312-644-0036 - (fax) 312-644-1838 
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Mass Schedule

7 am & 12:10 pm

7:30 am & 5 pm (for Sunday)

7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:15 pm, & 5:00 pm


Child Care at 10:30 Mass - April 21 and May 19. Click for details

Free Parking for weekend Masses, weddings, funerals, and special feast days is available in the 311 W Illinois building. 
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Solemnity of the Assumption  

Thursday, August 15, is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, a holy day of obligation and our parish feast day. Our present church building was dedicated August 15, 1886. The Dogma of the Assumption holds that at the end of her earthly life, Mary was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory. Mass will be celebrated at 7:00am, 12:10pm, and 6:00pm on August 15.

Baptism Preparation Session  

Our next preparation session for parents (and, if possible, godparents) of infants to be baptized is Monday, August 5 at the Rectory. Sessions are from 7:00 to 8:15pm.  These sessions are for first time parents and for parents who have never before attended a preparation session. Call the Parish Office to register. It is not necessary to wait for the baby to be born to attend a preparation session. Baptisms normally take place on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 1:15pm and on the first weekend of the month during Mass. More here

Eucharistic Adoration  

There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the Third Monday of the month from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Adoration will next take place on Monday, July 15.

To learn more about Eucharistic Adoration, watch this short video. 

Celebrating our Parish Anniversary  

On Thursday August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, Assumption Parish will celebrate its 143rd anniversary. To celebrate our anniversary, we are having a picnic following the 12:15pm Mass on Sunday August 18. Enjoy real Chicago Style Hot Dogs for $2 each, with chips, cookies, and beverage. Test your skills at picnic games in our beautiful garden. Guided tours of Assumption Church will be offered at 1:45pm and 2:00pm. All are welcome! Surviving for 143 years is no small feet. Come and celebrate!

Is OCIA for You?  

If you are over 18 and have never been baptized, maybe you should be part of this year's OCIA process. If you were baptized in another Christian faith and are considering becoming Catholic, maybe you should be part of this year's OCIA process. If you were baptized Catholic and never made First Communion and Confirmation, maybe you should be part of this year's OCIA process. OCIA (formerly RCIA) stands for Order of Christian Initiation for Adults. It is a group experience that begins in September and will continue until next May. For more information, contact Fr. Joe.

Mass Live Streamed  

The Sunday 9:00am Mass will be live-streamed. Click here to see it, or to watch a recorded version beginning around noon.

Fr. Joe Celebrates 40  
Parishioners and friends gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Fr. Joe Chamblain's ordination as a priest.

After the Celebratory Mass at 12:15, well-wishers gathered in the church hall to offer congratulations and words of appreciation.

Click for a video of the event

Click for images of people having a great time!

Garden Blessing  

Our annual blessing of the parish garden was on Sunday June 30.  It was a beautiful day to gather outside in the June breeze. After the blessing, refreshments and friendship were served! 

Click here or on the photo for a video re-cap. 

Laudato Si' and Me  

Assumption Parish embraces Pope Francis’s encouragement to us to care for God’s creation, our common home. We each have a personal opportunity to commit to the goals through Assumption’s Laudato Si’ and Me information site, which offers practical ideas for action.  Click here to view twelve topical themes and action ideas for each one.  Click here for a video of Father John Pawlikowski's perspective on Laudato Si'.