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 - April 21 and May 19. 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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2nd collection week of 6/23/2024
Priests' Health & Retirement
Garden Blessing  

Our annual blessing of the parish garden will take place following the 9:00am Mass Sunday June 30, Refreshments will be served in the garden following the blessing. The garden honors the memory of Bridget Kennicott and also Katie Kennicott, the Garden Club's founder and long-time leader.

Feeding the Hungry  

Assumption will be providing the evening meal for Chicago Help Initiative at the Catholic Charities building, LaSalle and Huron, on Wednesday June 26.   Would you . . . or a group of you or your family or friends… like to help serve the meal? Email and indicate that you are from Assumption. Volunteers are asked to be at Catholic Charities from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Assumption Young Adults  

Assumption Young Adults are having a summer barbecue at Assumption on Saturday, June 29 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. For more information, email AYA is for anyone in their twenties or thirties, single, coupled, or married.

Baptism Preparation Session  

Our next preparation session for parents (and, if possible, godparents) of infants to be baptized is Monday, June 24 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 Procession Passing Through Chicago  

From July 17-21 in Indianapolis, there will be a National Eucharistic Congress, the first one in our country in 83 years. Four Eucharistic pilgrimage groups have departed from four parts of the United States, to converge in Indianapolis on July 17. One of these pilgrimage groups will stop in Chicago from June 28 to 30. In union with Eucharistic events planned in the Archdiocese that weekend, Assumption will have a special Holy Hour on Saturday morning, June 29, following the 7:30am Mass.

Is OCIA for You?  

If you are over 18 and have never been baptized, maybe you should be part of this year's OCIA process. If you were baptized in another Christian faith and are considering becoming Catholic, maybe you should be part of this year's OCIA process. If you were baptized Catholic and never made First Communion and Confirmation, maybe you should be part of this year's OCIA process. OCIA (formerly RCIA) stands for Order of Christian Initiation for Adults. It is a group experience that begins in September and will continue until next May. For more information, contact Fr. Joe.

Mass Live Streamed  

The Sunday 9:00am Mass will be live-streamed. Click here to see it, or to watch a recorded version beginning around noon.

Laudato Si’ Synodal Journey for more

On Saturday, May 18, members of the Archdiocese’s Laudato Si’ Action Platform Team met at Assumption to engage in dialogue about the church’s calling for all people to care for our common home.
As part of this event, the team planted a bush in the Assumption Garden. Say hello to our newest plant, Henry’s Garnet (Sweetspire), which was chosen based upon the fact that this pollinator is native to the area, sports white flowers in the summer, and blazes fall colors later in the year. It will make a perfect addition to our garden  (Click "More info" above for more photos).

Fr. Joe Celebrates 40  
Parishioners and friends gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Fr. Joe Chamblain's ordination as a priest.

After the Celebratory Mass at 12:15, well-wishers gathered in the church hall. There was a toast, presentation of a gift, snacks from Gene & Georgetti, and videos of several moving tributes from priests who have known and worked with Fr. Joe for many years.

Click to see more of people having a great time!

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, July 15.

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

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'.