Ascension is a Roman Catholic Church in Oak Park, Illinois, drawing parishioners from throughout west Chicago and the western suburbs. Ascension parish is known for its beautiful liturgy, the strength of its music ministry, for its outstanding school and religious education programs, and for its welcoming community. This website is designed to acquaint you with the richness and diversity of the Ascension family and to invite you to join us. We especially welcome all newcomers. We hope that you will find a home in the Ascension community and that you will make it a center for your faith life. We encourage you to visit, and to get involved in whatever way your gifts lead you!
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our worship services and parish offices hours. We provide a variety of digital resources to keep our community connected in worship, prayer and outreach. Learn more.
Go here for parish contact information, parish communication and resources, and Mass and prayer resources. Included is a link to our parish youtube channel with mass and other videos. We continue to engage with the Ascension community online and hope you will join us. By reading more, you'll learn about ways to stay connected with the parish community.
In monthly Zoom sessions we will look at articles about how we are coping as a faithful people with the effects of the pandemic shut-down on our religious practice and how events in our faith community might change going forward.
Check out Storybook Readings for our Youngest Parishioners, Video recordings by fellow parishioners on the Art/Architecture of the Church, on Mother Mary, Weekly Sunday Reflections, and Week-day Mass with Fr. Hurlbert.