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 office hours. Masses have resumed with adjustments. We also provide a variety of digital resources to keep our community connected in worship, prayer and outreach. Learn more.
The Ascension Knights of Columbus and 8th Grade Confirmation Class Ask you to Donate to our Annual Coat Drive. Donations are needed now more than ever so be sure to save the date, spread the word and participate!
Join fellow parishioners for the next Spiritual Classics book discussion on Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 pm. We will discuss "The Story of a Soul" by St. Therese of Lisieux. Follow this story to get more information, links to free online copies, and to receive the zoom link.
We will gather via zoom until it’s once again possible to gather in the Parish Center. We gather informally to converse socially, read and reflect the Sunday readings and examine how they can enhance our spirituality towards God and our neighbors.