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

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. There will be an information session about RCIA on Sunday August 26 at 11:30am in the Rectory. The mildly curious are most welcome.

Baptism Preparation Session  

The next preparation session for parents and godparents of infants to be baptized is Monday September 10 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

Bible Study This Fall  

Assumption will be offering two opportunities for Bible Study this fall.  Parish Counselor Shane Tytenicz will lead a study of the Epistles on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:15pm, beginning September 5. A morning Bible Study will take up Paul's Letter to the Ephesians, guided by a video series. This group will meet from 10:30 to 12:00pm on Tuesdays beginning September 18.

Assumption Young Adults  

Assumption Young Adults will gather for food, drink, conversation and planning Sunday September 16 following the 5:00pm Mass. Email to let our coordinator know that you are coming. AYA is for those in their twenties and thirties, married or single. 

Parking next to Assumption  

Parish parking is 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. 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). During the CTA construction project, Franklin Street is one way going north.

Taize Prayer  

A prayer service in the spirit of Taize is held on the first Monday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Come and experience this gentle meditative prayer that has touched the hearts of people of all faiths all around the world.

Eucharistic Adoration  

There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30.