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Jul 08

It’s been all over the news. It’s been called “poetic,” “profound” and “a game-changer.” It worries some people. It’s leading others to change their way of life each day. Come take a look at Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home. Wednesday, July 22, 7 – 8:30 PM in the Pine Room. We will provide on-site child care if you RSVP by Monday, July 20 to David Philippart: or 708-434-1533.

Jul 03

Fr. James F. Hurlbert, our new pastor, will be celebrating all weekend masses on July 4th and 5th. We are anxious to get acquainted!

Jun 17

The Wednesday Journal published a lovely piece this week about our very own Fr. Larry and the impact he has made during his tenure here at Ascension.  We will miss you!

Jun 08

Ascension joins several Oak Park/River Forest congregations in holding a bake-sale at the Oak Park Farmers' Market on Saturday, June 20.  Proceeds help provide discounted food--including fresh vegetables and fruits--for people who use the LINK card. Bakers interested in donating goods please contact John Owens at or 708 846-1827.   Everyone, stop by the tent and purchase baked goods on the 20th! The Market is in Pilgrim Church's parking lot, 460 Lake St., a block west of Ridgeland Avenue, from 7 AM until 1 PM.