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, and special feast days is available in the 311 W Illinois building. 
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Attending Sunday Mass  
We are OPEN! Y'all come on in!

Effective Friday June 11 (The Feast of the Sacred Heart), reservations will no longer be necessary for weekend Mass and masks will no longer be 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.

Garden Blessing  

Our annual blessing of the parish garden west of the church will take place following the 9:00am Mass Sunday June 20, Father's Day. Refreshments will be served in the garden following the blessing. The garden, dedicated to the memory of Bridget Kennicott, will also become an official Laudato Si' Garden this year. This is an effort to call attention to Pope Francis' message in his encyclical Laudato Si' that caring for and protecting our common home, the earth, is an integral part of Catholic moral and social teaching.

Baptism Preparation Session  

Our next preparation session for parents (and, if possible, godparents) of infants to be baptized is Monday June 21 via Zoom. Sessions are from 7:00 to 8:00pm.  These sessions are for first time parents  and for parents who have never before attended a preparation session. Call the Parish Office to register (Advanced registration is required) 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

Webinar: Anti-Asian Violence: A Catholic Perspective  

Fr. Joseph Cheah, O.S.M., Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT, will offer a video presentation on Anti-Asian violence on Wednesday June 23 at 7:00pm on Zoom.

Fr. Cheah will outline the roots of Anti-Asian violence in our country, its spike in the wake of COVID-19, the image of Asian-Americans as perpetual foreigners, and actions we could and should take in light of Catholic teaching on the dignity of the human person.

At the end of the presentation, Fr. Cheah will join us live for your questions and comments. Following the June 23 presentation, Fr. Cheah’s talk will be uploaded on our YouTube Channel (Assumption Catholic Church Chicago) for viewing anytime. To register, click here.  

To learn more about Fr. Cheah and read a recent interview with him, click 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 June 21. While in Church you must practice social distancing and wear a face mask. Validated parking will be available at MartParc, Orleans and Hubbard.

Welcoming New Catholics  

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 late summer 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.

A Movie That Features Us  

The award-winning documentary "I Have A Name," about the Chicago Help Initiative and its efforts to provide food, programming, and services to the homeless and the needy, can now be viewed by all of us on-line. CHI was founded by Assumption parishioner, Jacqueline Hayes, and Assumption has been an active partner and supporter of CHI from its beginnings. Several scenes from the movie were filmed inside our church. The film gives voice to many individuals facing homelessness, as they open up their lives to us. To view the film, click here. The Password is bestdoc2020