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 February 25, March 24, and April 21. 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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Music and the Liturgy  

The Church calls us to full, active participation in the liturgy, which includes sung prayer. On Wednesday, March 6, Wendy Barton Silhavy, Senior Coordinator for Music and Liturgy for the Office for Divine Worship, Archdiocese of Chicago, will speak about the role of sung prayer in the liturgy and how our understanding of the role of music in the liturgy has evolved over the centuries. Wendy has many years of experience as a musician, cantor, and choir director. She has a special interest in the teaching role of liturgy and how liturgy impacts our daily lives. This is the third presentation in our Evenings of Faith series.

Come to the Parish Hall at 7:00pm Wednesday, March 6. Even better, come for Mass at 6:00 and make a reservation for the meal at 6:30. The 311 garage will be open.

Evenings of Faith  

The Wednesdays of Lent

The program begins with Mass in Church at 6:00pm followed by a simple Lenten meal served at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall. The speaker’s session is from 7:00 – 8:00pm. 

Join us for the entire evening or for any portion. Reservations are required only for the meal. (A $5 donation is suggested for the meal.)

[Program details]  [Reserve for the meal]  

Lenten Scripture Study  

We invite you to participate in a weekly guided study and discussion of the Scriptures assigned for the Sundays of Lent, using materials provided by Renew International. The group will meet in the Rectory on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:15pm from Feb 12 - Mar 18. For more information or to sign up email

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, March 18. There will also be opportunities for Reconciliation from 5:00 - 5:45pm on Monday.

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

Alpha Starts March 7  

Alpha affords those who are life-long Catholics the opportunity to develop a more personal connection with God and a greater ability to share their faith with others. Alpha offers those who have never been a member of a church congregation, those who have not been to church in a long time, and those who have questions about faith and God, to ask their questions and express their doubts and share their grievances in a non-judgmental atmosphere. For more information, email


Baptism Preparation Session  

Our next preparation session for parents (and, if possible, godparents) of infants to be baptized is Monday, March 11 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

Looking Ahead To Easter  

On Easter we adjust our Sunday Mass Schedule to better accommodate the many who attend Mass that day. In addition to the Easter Vigil Mass at 7:30 Saturday evening, Masses on Easter Sunday will be at 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30, and 1:00pm.

Mass Live Streamed  

The Sunday 9:00 am mass is live-streamed each week. Click here to see it, or to watch a recorded version beginning around noon.

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'.

RCIA Rite of Election   

Our RCIA group of Catechumens and Candidates participated in the Rite of Sending on Sunday, February 18 before going to Holy Name Cathedral for the Right of Election. Please keep them in prayer, as they enter these final weeks of preparation before celebrating the Sacraments of Initiation on Holy Saturday night. 

Many Ways to Pray  

To enhance your Lenten journey, Assumption's Leadership Group has produced a series of ten-minute videos about various aspects of prayer. One or more of them might help jumpstart your prayer life.

Note: These videos are not sequential and can be viewed in any order. Start with whichever one strikes you the most!

Try a Spiritual Temperaments Quiz 

Saturday Sandwich Makers  
The sandwich crew assembles bag-lunches with sandwiches - to be distributed by the Chicago Help Initiative. The boxes of product, ready to be transported, describe a job well done!