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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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).

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, June 17.

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

Bible Study - The Gospel of Mark  
Mark’s Gospel is believed to be the first written and is also the shortest of the four Gospels. It is known for its fast-paced narrative style and vivid descriptions of the travels, healings, and Passion of Jesus.
We will begin a 6-week study of Mark’s Gospel on Mondays at 6pm, beginning June 10, here at the Assumption Rectory.  For more information and to register, email
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

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.

Many Ways to Pray  

Assumption's Leadership Group has produced a series of ten-minute videos about various aspects of prayer. One or more of them might help jumpstart your prayer life.

Note: These videos are not sequential and can be viewed in any order. Start with whichever one strikes you the most!

Try a Spiritual Temperaments Quiz 

Ice Cream Social  
Last Sunday, May 19, we celebrated three wonderful things. Pentecost, May Crowning, and an Ice Cream Social. As Fr. Joe said, what better way to celebrate the birthday of the church than with ice cream?
Click on the image to watch a short re-cap of a beautiful day in our garden.
Garden Happenings  

Join the fun! Become one of our Assumption garden helpers for the summer. No green thumb necessary. If you can water a plant, you're in! It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors.

Contact for more information.


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'.