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

Daily:
7 am & 12:10 pm

Saturday:
7:30 am & 5 pm (for Sunday)

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, and special feast days is available in the 311 W Illinois building. 
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How Do I Become 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. The process begins in September and continues until May. Those in the RCIA process receive the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation at the first Mass of Easter. Contact Fr. Joe for more information. There will be an information session about RCIA on Sunday August 29 at 11:30am in the Rectory (the building west of the Church).

  
Our Pizza Party Returns  
 

Our fourth annual Parish Pizza Party

Saturday August 14 from 6:00 to 8:00pm in the Parish Hall. Tickets are just $25 for adults and $10 for children 5 to 11 (under five eat free). Your ticket gets you salad, pizza, dessert, and beer or wine or soft drink. There will be a special kids section. Tickets available through the Parish Office or on-line through GiveCentral. Get your reservations in by August 9.

 
Attending Sunday Mass  
 
Attending Mass at Assumption

Reservations are no longer  necessary for weekend Mass and masks are no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated. Those who are not yet vaccinated should continue to mask while in church; but proof of vaccination will not be required. Everyone is free to choose his or her seat, but be aware that not everyone is at the same level of comfort with the full reopening. Please don't take offense if someone doesn't want to sit too close!

Cardinal Cupich has extended the dispensation from attending Sunday Mass. So, we are continuing to offer a video Mass from Assumption each weekend. The Mass will be posted Saturdays at 4:00pm. Click the quick link to access our broadcast, which will also be posted on Facebook and YouTube.

 
Baptism Preparation Session  
 

Our next preparation session for parents (and, if possible, godparents) of infants to be baptized is Monday August 2 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

 
Eucharistic Adoration  
 

There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the Third Monday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Exposition will next take place on Monday July 19. Validated parking will be available at MartParc, Orleans and Hubbard.

 
Laudato Si' Garden at Assumption  ...more
 

We gathered after the 9am mass on June 20 while Fr. Joe blessed the garden. It was especially significant because our garden is now included as a "Laudato Si'" garden - with a special sign reminding us to be protectors of God's creation. Click "more" to see more; click an image to see a larger version.

 
Violence in Our Streets and Neighborhoods  
 

Click here for a letter from Archbishop Cupich in which he offers ways we might think and act in response to the surging violence in our neighborhoods.

 

 
Anti-Asian Racism: A Catholic Response  
 

On Wednesday June 23, Fr. Joseph Cheah, O.S.M., gave a virtual presentation outlining the history of Anti-Asian racism in the United States and its recent manifestation as violence against Asian Americans. Learn more about what we didn't learn in history class and how that impacts our Catholic faith by watching the presentation, which is now posted on our YouTube channel. Click here to view.