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Parents of Little Ones (POLO)

Are you a parent of a baby or preschooler? Parents of Little Ones is a ministry that forges spiritual, supportive, and social connections for families with children aged newborn through kindergarten within the Ascension Church community. Life changes a lot with that first newborn. It changes again sending that last Kindergartener to school. For those days and everything between, friendships within the P.O.L.O community support the journey. For more information or to be added to our contact list, email


Attention Families!!

The POLO Summer of Fun is here!!!  Come and enjoy these fun events for kids, moms, dads, and families.  If you’ve been thinking of attending your first POLO (Parents of Little Ones) event, now is the perfect time.  We’re looking forward to an exciting summer with new and old friends!


Standing Events

Every Sunday- Informal Sunday playdate after church!  Meetup at the school playground after 9 am Mass. Join POLO families to burn some energy after church and meet new friends. No need to RSVP! Weather permitting.

Children's Liturgy of the Word - Every Sunday at the 9AM Mass 

Child care - Available Sundays during the 9 and 11 am Masses


Family Fun Nights Out

For questions or to RSVP email

Sunday, July 14th at 5:30 – Family Fun Night Out – Concert In Scoville Park  (800 Lake St, Oak Park) – We have recently learned that there will be foster puppies TO PLAY WITH at the concert!!! So, bring your blankets, bug spray and snacks.  Join us for some family friendly music from the Hoyle Brothers, Oak Park’s retro honky tonk country band!  RSVP to to coordinate a meeting spot.



To coordinate meet-ups for all playdates, RSVP to Megan at  She will look for you there!

Fri, June 28th at 10:00 am – Cool Off at Ty Warner Spray Park (701 Burr Oak Dr, Westmont)

Fri, July 12th at 11:00 am – Ascension Story Hour on the Parish Green with Friendly School of Folk Music (join us on the green just south of the Church). View flyer.

Wed, July 24th at 4:00– Discounted Evenings at Pirates Cove Amusement Park (901 Leicester Rd, Elk Grove Village)

Mon, August 12th at 11:00– Water Play at Splash Island Aquatic Playground (1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook)


Moms Nights Out

Take a well deserved break and RSVP to Katie at

Thursday, July 18th at 7:30 pm –Moms Night Out --  Outdoor movie “Wine Country” (Katie’s backyard) – Cocktail hour will kick off at 7:30 and movie will begin at dusk.  Bring a bottle to share. Popcorn and snacks will be provided. RSVP to Katie for the address at

Wednesday, August 7 at 7:30pm – Summer Wine Down in Ashley's Backyard.  RSVP to Katie for address at


Dads Nights Out

Come hang out with the guys!  Email Steve at to RSVP.

Thurs, June 27th at 7:30 pm – Bourbon Tasting  (Steve’s house)

Thurs, July 11th has been POSTPONED - Turns out the Knights of Columbus Meeting is the same time as our originally scheduled July GNO. Because many of us will be at this meeting, we will have to reschedule. Details to come. Sorry for the inconvenience! 

Thursday August 15th – 7:30 pm – Tee Up at Fresh Meadow Golf Club Driving Range (11302 Cermak Rd.  Hillside, IL)


**If you would like to be added to the POLO Newsletter, or for more details, email**