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


7 am & 12:10 pm


7:30 am & 5 pm (for Sunday)


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

Frances Xavier Cabrini: The People’s Saint  

In the second of our Wednesday Evenings in Lent lectures: award-winning Writer-Director Lucia Mauro and Producer Joe Orlandino will introduce their new 50 minute documentary film about the first U.S. citizen to be declared a saint. St Frances Cabrini came to Chicago in 1889 to found Assumption School. She is honored today as "the patron saint of immigrants." There will be an opportunity for questions after the film. See details about the series of lectures here.

There will be Mass at 6:00pm, followed by a Lenten Meal in the Parish Hall, and the presentation from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Advance reservations are required only for the meal.

Evenings of Faith  

Every Wednesday during Lent we will have Mass at 6:00pm, followed by a Lenten meal in the Parish Hall, and then a speaker from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Click here to learn more about these programs, and to reserve a place at the meal.

Stations of the Cross  

This traditional Lenten Devotion is prayed after the 12:10pm Mass on the Fridays of Lent.

Learn more about the history and practice of this devotion from this video,

(Courtesy of Catholic Online)

Child Care Ministry  

As an option for parents of young children, ages 18 months through 4 years, Assumption is providing child care at a lower level meeting room during the 10:30 Mass, beginning March 17. More details here.

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 Wells and Hubbard. Bring your parking ticket with you to Assumption for validation.

Taize Prayer  

A prayer service in the spirit of Taize is held on the first Monday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Come and experience this gentle meditative prayer that has touched the hearts of people of all faiths all around the world.

Eucharistic Adoration  

There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30.

NEW: Archive of Assumption's History  

See things from our history you may never have seen. We have created a new section with images from our archive of photos. You can reach it from the "Who We Are" section,  A sample is shown here - the church as it appeared in the 1950s.

Click here for the image index