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 temporarily suspended. 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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Blessing of Runners   

Those participating in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8, along with their family, friends, and fans, are cordially invited for a special blessing during the 5:00pm Mass on Saturday October 7. The Marathon is not just an athletic event. Millions of dollars are raised for charity.

RCIA Has Begun (But You Can Still Join)  

Not baptized? Not a Catholic? RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is for those over the age of 18 who have never been baptized, were baptized in another Christian religion and are considering becoming Catholic, and for those who were baptized Catholic but received little or no religious education. Come and join our Inquirers Group, which meets on Sunday morning from 11:00 to 12:00 in the Rectory. Those who choose to continue with the process normally receive the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation at the first Mass of Easter. Contact Fr. Joe for more information.

Refugee Assistance Ministry  

Our Refugee Assistance Group continues to pray for our adopted Afghan family who moved to Muncie IN in August. The Group’s efforts, however, are now focused on the refugee families in our neighborhood forced to live in police stations and nearby tent encampments.
Click to find out more about what we are doing, and how you can help.

Who Are The Secular Servites?  

Secular Servites are lay men and women who seek to integrate the principles and spirituality of the Servite Religious Order in our ordinary lives, supporting one another and others in our families and our community. Integral to their charism is fostering a deeper relationship with God and Mary, woman of faith and the mother of Jesus. St. Mary, Source of our Joy, is the name of the Servite Secular Order community at Assumption. Learn more about them here.

Blessing of Pets  

In honor of the Feast of St. Francis on October 4, who had a special love for all of God's creation, we will offer a blessing of pets on Saturday, September 30 from 9:00 to 10:00am in front of church. Walk-by's or Drive-by's are welcome. Please gather on the sidewalk near the church steps.  

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.

Eucharistic Adoration  

There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the Third Monday of the month from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Exposition will next take place on Monday, October 16. Validated parking at MartParc, Orleans and Hubbard. To learn more about Eucharistic Adoration, watch this short video. 

A Season of Creation  

Christians around the world once again will celebrate a Season of Creation from September 1 to October 4, the Feast of St. Francis. Our prayers and actions to protect our common home take on a new urgency, as the effects of climate change are being experienced throughout the world. In his groundbreaking 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si', Pope Francis made care for our common home, the earth, an essential element in living out our faith. Fr. John Pawlikowski, OSM, a preeminent leader and scholar in social/environmental justice spoke on "Responding to Laudato Si': A Call to Action at the 9:00 Mass on September 10.

Click here to watch the video from the Mass.


Is your knowledge of the Catholic faith a little fuzzy? Are you an RCIA graduate who would like to learn more about the beliefs and practices of the religion you have chosen? Did the pandemic lead you to think more deeply about what really matters in life? For these and many other reasons, you may be interested in joining Deacon Kevin Zajdel for a course on basic Catholic beliefs, using the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults. Sessions begin this fall. For more information, contact Deacon Kevin at