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

Parking next to Assumption  

Parish parking will be available in the adjacent 311 W. Illinois building one hour before all weekend Masses, weddings, and other parish events. The pedestrian entrance to the garage is on Illinois Street, very close to the church entrance. Details here. The small number of people who drive to weekday Mass and those who come for appointments will continue to enjoy validated parking at MartParc (which will also be our overflow parking option).

A Portrait of Homelessness  

On the weekend of June 2-3, Assumption will host a collection of portraits and stories that share the real life experiences of people who are homeless in Chicago. This traveling exhibit may be viewed in the Parish Hall after all Masses. Details here

Baptism Preparation Session  

The next preparation session for parents and godparents of infants to be baptized is Monday June 18 from 7:00 to 8:15pm in the Rectory. This is for first time parents and for those who have never before attended a preparation session. Call the parish office to register. Baptisms are normally scheduled for the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 1:15pm and on the first weekend of the month during Mass. It is not necessary to wait for the baby to be born to attend a preparation session. More here

Kevin Zajdel - Deacon  

On Saturday morning May 12, Kevin Zajdel was among nineteen men ordained as permanent deacons by Cardinal Cupich. Kevin becomes the first permanent deacon in the 137 year history of Assumption Church. See more in the "Celebrations" section, and in the Servite Secular Order page.

Assumption Social Calendar  
  • August 12: Homecoming Picnic
  • November 8:  A Taste of Assumption
Welcoming New Catholics  

If you are an adult who has never been baptized, were baptized in another Christian faith and are interested in becoming Catholic, or were baptized Catholic but never made first communion and confirmation, consider being part of our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). It is a group process that meets on Sunday mornings beginning in the late summer. We celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion) at the first Mass of Easter. To find out more, contact Fr. Joe.

Taize Prayer  

A prayer service in the spirit of Taize is held the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Drop in on your way home from work and enjoy this gentle meditative prayer that has touched the hearts of people of all faiths all around the world. The next service will be Tuesday June 5.