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


Assumption Catholic Church 10/26/2020

Assumption Church is a Roman Catholic parish located in the River North area of Chicago. Founded in 1881 to minister to the needs of Italian immigrants who had settled in the area, Assumption now serves a diverse community of neighborhood residents, downtown workers, historic parishioners, tourists, and intentional parishioners from all over the Chicago area who have come to appreciate our beautiful worship space, friendly atmosphere, and uplifting liturgies. From the beginning Assumption has been staffed by the Order of Friar Servants of Mary, a religious community founded in Italy in the thirteenth century.

The title "Assumption" refers to the belief that Mary, the mother of Jesus and mother of God, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory at the end of her earthly life.

The large stained glass window above the altar commemorates this event. It is patterned after a number of famous paintings including El Greco's The Assumption of the Virgin which is part of the collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.

See the "Virtual Tour" for images of this and other stained glass windows at Assumption.

Click here to see the images, showing our history, from our archive of photos.







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