Assumption Catholic Church
323 West Illinois Street - Chicago IL 60654
(ph) 312-644-0036  (fax) 312-644-1838  
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Mass Schedule
 

Daily:

7 am & 12:10 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am & 5 pm (for Sunday)

Sunday:

7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:15 pm, & 5:00 pm

 

Child Care at 10:30 Mass. Click for details

 
Watch Sunday Mass from Assumption  ...more
 

During this time when public Mass cannot be celebrated, Sunday Mass without a congregation will be broadcast weekly from Assumption. Click the quick link for Sunday Mass to access our broadcast, which will also be posted on Facebook and YouTube. The video will be available by 7:00am each Sunday morning.

In compliance with Governer Pritzger's Shelter-In-Place Decree, the Archdiocese has ordered all churches to be closed and locked until the Shelter-In-Place Decree is lifted. Thus, Assumption will no longer be open for private prayer.

 
Are You Receiving Assumption Happenings?  
 

This past year we have been sending out a brief monthly newsletter called Assumption Happenings to all those for whom we have a working email address. Now that we are not able to assemble in public, staying in touch electronically is more important. We are sending out Happenings every week now. But we do not have email addresses for all our members. If you are not receiving Happenings, please let our webmaster Ron Tevonian know at ron2@tevonian.com.

 
Prayer to Christ Crucified In Time of Pestilence  
 

Dear Lord Jesus, Savior of the World, our secure and unfailing Hope, have mercy on us and deliver us from every evil! We beg you to overcome the scourge of this fearful virus, which is spreading from place to place. We beg you to heal the sick, to protect the healthy, and to support those who work for the healthcare of all.  Show us the Face of Mercy, O Lord, and save us in your great love. With the intercession of Holy Mary, your Mother and ours, ever close to us in our needs, we ask you this Lord Jesus, who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

     from the Servite Church of San Marcello al Corso in Rome (where Pope Francis stopped to pray)

 
Novena  
 

In the 1930's, during the dark days of the Great Depression, a weekly prayer service began at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Chicago that brought great consolation to people as they struggled through the Depression and World War II. The Service focused on Mary's experience of pain and sadness. Attached is a revised version of this prayer service from the 1980's. Let Mary walk with you during these times of uncertainty, anxiety, helplessness, loss and grief.

Click to Start

 
Church Parking  
 

Free Parking for weekend Masses, weddings, and special feast days is available in the 311 W Illinois building. The entrance is at the rear of the building on Franklin Street. Details and map here.

Supplemental parking is available at MartParc at Orleans and Hubbard, directly behind the Church. Bring your parking ticket with you to Assumption for validation.

 

 
Eucharistic Adoration  
 

There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the Third Monday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

 
Checking On Elders  
 

The Assumption Men's Group will be emailing or calling our parish elders to check on the welfare and the possible needs of our older members during this health emergency

 
New Images from Assumption's History  
 

A second batch of images has been gathered from our dusty archives showing Assumption and our neighborhood in the 1940s. You can see the listing of batches in the "Who We Are" section. Or click here to go right to the new collection.