Nov 21

Come together to remember the more than 120,000 Americans killed by gun violence
since the Sandy Hook massacre.
Help us shine a light on this tragic toll.


Join with the Newtown Action Alliance and other Gun Violence Prevention groups

and attend a Candlelight Prayer Vigil

Wednesday, December 14, 2106 at 7:30 PM 
following Advent evening prayer at 7 PM

News and Events

What's Happening around Ascension

Submit a Space Request

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Space requests must be submitted in advance of any event or meeting taking place on the Ascension campus.  Requests are subject to availability.

May 22

Mini Charger playgroup at 9 am following 8:15 Mass. This month we will have time for open play activities outside (weather permitting) and special treats for our kids ages 5 and under. All are welcome!

May 21

We will again be hosting our Summer Lunch Program for the Needy, to help our less fortunate brothers and sisters, on the following Saturdays -

June 9

June 16

June 23

June 30

July 7

July 14

July 21

August 4

August 11

August 18


We are in need of donations and volunteer help!


TO DONATE MONEY, SPONSOR A LUNCH, OR OFFER ANY OTHER ASSISTANCE, please contact: Bob Kutella at: (630) 863-1046 or

TO DONATE SUPPLIES FOR OUR GUESTS TO TAKE WITH THEM, place your donations in the church vestibule in the box marked summer lunches.

List of Items to donate:

May 21

West Cook Wild Ones is selling easy native garden kits. For each kit sold, $8 will be donated to Ascension School's newly formed Green Team. Win Win! 

Kits of 10 plants are available for sun or shade cost $35-40. Pickup is June 2. 

Go to for plant information and photos and how to order. 

View this flyer for full information.

May 21

Your legendary generosity really shined forth in our first ever local Children's Lenten Project.  This year we partnered with Housing Forward to create CLP'18 Welcome Home.  We hoped our CLP alms would help five families move out of the emergency shelter and into homes, through Housing Forward's Supportive Housing Program.  Or goal was to raise $10,000 to furnish five apartments.  We did not meet our goal...we surpassed it!  We raised $14,157.24 which means we will  be furnishing six apartments!  Thank you for your Lenten prayers, fasts and alms which have

May 21

There’s a lot of stress these days among politically divided family members and friends.

Archdiocese of Chicago

Resources & Information from the Archdiocese of Chicago
Visit the Archdiocese of Chicago website

for the many programs and information available to Catholics throughout the Chicago metro area.


Honoring Our Mother Earth

Honoring Our Mother Earth Environmental Green Team is an educational, advisory and action ministry.  HOME engages Ascension parishioners in Pope Francis’ encyclical on integral ecology and Catholic social teaching, Laudato Si’.  We care for our common home and the disadvantaged in many small and big ways, locally and globally.  Our big green effort last year was the Zero Waste initiative, which continues to ask each of us to be mindful to sort accurately and reduce our waste at school, church, work and home.

Feast of Pentecost