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Oct 01

Pope Francis, in his recent encyclical Laudato Si’, is asking each of us to care for all of God’s creation, as stewards and protectors of God’s gifts. We have a new team at Ascension that is dedicated to helping persons, parish and planet to become “more green” as we act on new ways to reduce waste, chemicals and carbon emissions. Except when it falls on a Sunday as it does this year, October 4 is the Memorial of St. Francis, patron saint of ecology. It’s a time we celebrate our important role as caretakers of our common home, as Pope Francis emphasizes.

Sep 15

It's almost here! Time for chili, pies and all things Fall! Join with the AWC for Ascension's annual Fall Fest, Sunday, October 4th after the 11:00 Mass.

See all of the details HERE.

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!