Welcome to our Parish!

A message from our Pastor

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Ascension’s parish website. We have tabs for general parish information (including links to our weekly bulletin, “The Dome”), for our Ascension school and pre-school, and for our parish Religious Education program. It is also possible to follow a link here to arrange for automatic Stewardship offerings and other giving opportunities.

Situated just north of the Eisenhower expressway in a neighborhood setting, Ascension is the spiritual home for both young and old- new families, families with children, singles, and seniors. Our large Catholic school draws from Oak Park and its surrounding communities.  We offer many programs and activities, and are especially noted for our commitment to issues of peace and justice. Our music program is highly developed and attracts scores of people who participate in our various choirs. Our staff is available to help, and contact information for staff members is available through this site.

 

Worship on Sunday is the time that our welcoming and diverse community comes together to hear and reflect upon the Word of God, and to enter into Christ’s saving sacrifice through the Eucharist. If this “virtual visit” to the parish is your first time with us, I hope that you will be drawn to a more personal visit some Sunday. If you are a parishioner who arrived here looking for information that is important to you, I hope that you will find navigation easy so that you can find what you came looking for. 

 

 

 

Rev. James F. Hurlbert, Pastor
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808 South East Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois 60304

Ascension Church is located at the intersection of East and Van Buren in Oak Park, Illinois, just north of the Eisenhower Expressway.

Its distinctive copper dome rises 100 feet and is crowned by a 15-foot bronze statue of the Ascension of our Lord.

The church is easily accessible from the I-290 Expressway and the CTA Blue Line. Get Directions