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

Child Care at 10:30 Mass temporarily suspended. Click for details

Free Parking for weekend Masses, weddings, and special feast days is available in the 311 W Illinois building. 
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No 12:10 Mass on December 24
Advent Calendar Reflections  

Each day during Advent, beginning on November 28, you will see a new page added with a daily reflection. The antiphon of the day, a new piece of art, and a daily thought will appear each day.

Click for today's reflection

Christmas Masses  

Christmas Eve: 3:00, 5:00, 10:00pm

Christmas Day: 8:30, 10:30, 12:15pm

There will be music at all Masses and a special music program 30 minutes prior to the 3:00pm Mass and the 10:00pm Mass

For those participating remotely, we will upload a video Mass for Christmas at 3:00pm Christmas Eve.

Attending Sunday Mass  
        Masking Is Back

Reservations are not necessary and there are no capacity restrictions. However, everyone, vaccinated or unvaccinated, must wear a mask in church. This is a requirement of the City of Chicago and the Archdiocese.

Cardinal Cupich has extended the dispensation from attending Sunday Mass. So, we are continuing to offer a video Mass from Assumption each weekend. The Mass will be posted Saturdays at 4:00pm. Click the quick link to access our broadcast, which will also be posted on Facebook and YouTube.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception  

On Wednesday December 8 we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. This mystery holds that Mary was free from sin from the first moment of her existence. On this Feast, we are invited to look forward with Mary to the birth of her Son. It is our National Feast Day and a Holyday. Mass will be at 7:00am, 12:10pm and 6:00pm.  

Reconciliation Service  

There will be a Reconciliation Service with opportunity for private confession on Tuesday December 21 at 7:00pm. Individual celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation takes place on Friday from 11:35 to 12:05 and after each Mass upon request. No confessions are scheduled for December 24.

Baptism Preparation Session  

Our next preparation session for parents (and, if possible, godparents) of infants to be baptized is Monday January 10 at the Rectory. Sessions are from 7:00 to 8:15pm.  These sessions are for first time parents and for parents who have never before attended a preparation session. Call the Parish Office to register. It is not necessary to wait for the baby to be born to attend a preparation session. Baptisms normally take place on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 1:15pm and on the first weekend of the month during Mass. More here

Eucharistic Adoration  

There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the Third Monday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Exposition will next take place on Monday, December 21. Validated parking will be available at MartParc, Orleans and Hubbard.

Chicago Help Initiative  

Chicago Help Initiative, of which Assumption is an active partner, can use your help in providing bag meals for the homeless and collecting knit caps for Christmas. Leave the knit caps at Assumption. Go to CHI's homepage ( to find out about how you can help feed the homeless and needy