Families with Young Children

Parish programs & resources for families with children aged newborn through kindergarten.


Ascension Mini Chargers Playgroup 

Minichargers is a program provided by Ascension School for all parish and community families. Events takes place at 9:00 am on the 1st Friday of each month during the school year. Programs include entertainment that is developed for infants and preschool-aged children. Event announcements are made each month in the Church bulletin and Parish and School E-news. Keep an eye out for details or contact us at advancement@ascensiooakpark.com or 708-434-1558 for information on our next playgroup. 

Parents of Little Ones (POLO)

POLO is an active group for families with children aged newborn through kindergarten. Older siblings always welcome!

Our regular P.O.L.O. Events Include:

Moms' Faith Sharing Circle -- Monthly in the Parish Center.  Join fellow Moms of young children for prayer and reflection. Topics vary monthly and are targeted to realities of life as a mother of young children. Email Laura Kelley for more information and to RSVP.

Guys Night Out -- Monthly. Date, time and location vary.  Join the guys for food, drinks, & fellowship.  

POLO AM Playgroup -- Date, time and location vary. 

Ladies Night Out -- Date, time and location vary.

P.O.L.O. Family Events -- Events created for the whole family and scheduled throughout the year. 

Please email polo.ascension@gmail.com to join our email list and learn more about upcoming P.O.L.O. events. View our weekly events HERE.

Children's Liturgy of the Word - 9 am Sunday Mass 

All children ages 4 - 8 are invited to participate, where they will experience the Word in age appropriate language while you can reflect on the mass in the main sanctuary.


Childcare is available during 9 and 11 am Sunday Masses 

Located in the Kindergarten Classroom. Entrance is located at Door 9 (west of the playground). Right before Mass begins, go to the secure door and knock and someone will greet you.