Peace & Justice Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Look here for upcoming P&J programs at Ascension and in your neighborhood

 

At Ascension Parish, you will find a passionate and caring community committed to extending a helping hand and building awareness of the deep injustices we find in our community and beyond.

Check back regularly for upcoming programs at Ascension and in our community as we strive for

 

PEACE & JUSTICE

 


 
Summer Lunches for the Needy: “TO SERVE THE LEAST AMONG US”….Pope Francis

We will again be hosting our Summer Lunch Program for the Needy, to help our less fortunate brothers and sisters. The final date is Saturday, August 18.

We are in need of donations and volunteer help!

TO WORK A LUNCH OR DONATE FOOD OR BAG LUNCHES, follow this link

TO DONATE MONEY, SPONSOR A LUNCH, OR OFFER ANY OTHER ASSISTANCE, please contact: Bob Kutella at: (630) 863-1046 or rjk671@yahoo.com.

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

ALWAYS NEEDED ITEMS: New men’s and women’s socks and underwear, gently used gym shoes, t-shirts, jeans.

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS: Small or travel size toothpaste and toothbrushes, mouthwash, shampoo, soap, deodorant, sunblock, foot powder, disposable razors, breath mints. 

Through your generosity (this is 100% volunteer supported) last year we provided all these things to over 400 very appreciative guests.  Thank you very much in advance for your gifts.


 

BROTHERS & SISTERS OF LOVE 12TH ANNUAL LOVE OF NEIGHBOR FT. DEARBORN CRUISE 

7-10 pm. 465 N. McClurg Ct., Chicago, IL  60611. Tickets $65/per person, $120/per couple and proceeds benefit Brothers and Sisters of Love's work with street gangs and the poor in Chicago. Guest Honorees are Author Ben Austen "High Risers: Cabrinin Green and the Fate of Public Housing in America", and Willie JR Fleming, gang member turned housing activist. Contact fellow parishioner Jim Fogarty at (312) 209-1452, brothersandsistersoflove.com or brjim@brothersandsistersoflove.com.


 
“Building a New Reality Together” Featuring Keynote Speaker: Sr. Helen Prejean
 

Saturday, September 15, 2018 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mount Carmel High School 6410 South Dante Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637. 

Hosted by the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission, the Life and Justice Conference is an annual gathering for Catholic social ministers and justice advocates in the Archdiocese of Chicago, that promotes a spirit of collaboration in service of human life and dignity and equips participants with tools and resources to strengthen their ministries. In 2018, the conference will provide a space for dialogue about how our various dignity-centered ministries can move forward together and create a reality where all people are guaranteed the rights and opportunities to have life and have it abundantly. $20 until August 1 $25 after August 1 $30 at the door Please visit pvm.archchicago.org to register or our Facebook page @ohdschicago for more information.


 
Prayer Vigil for Detained Immigrants

Join fellow parishioners every Friday from 7:15-7:45 a.m. at 1930 Beach Street in Hillside at ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). For details, call Pat McAnany 383-0415.