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 

Index of HAPPENINGS issues

Sunday Mass Is Back!  

We have resumed our regular weekend and weekday Mass schedule. Due to covid-19 restrictions, we have been required to set up a reservation system for Sunday Mass. Please click on the Login button at the top of this page and follow the directions.

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

The Archdiocese is broadcasting Daily Mass from St. James Chapel.

Sunday Mass Resumes--With Reservations  ...more

Sunday Mass

We will follow the regular weekend schedule, but with many important changes.

The Archdiocese required us to institute a number of new processes including a reservation system for those who wish to attend weekend Mass. Although walk-Ins will be accepted until our covid-19 limit is reached, we urge you to make reservations. On-line reservations are accepted until 11:00pm the evening prior to Mass. Phone reservations are also accepted.  Click for more complete explanations and important instructions.

We are Open for Daily Mass  

Mass will be celebrated Monday through Friday at 7:00am and 12:10pm and on Saturday mornings at 7:30am. The Church will open for morning Mass fifteen minutes before Mass time, and will be open for the 12:10 mass at 11:30 and will remain open until 1:00pm. Because of the covid-19 guidelines, we cannot allow visits to the church outside of Mass times. You must wear a mask for the entire time you are in church.

Please see the Parishioner Reopening Guide for important information about how Mass will be different when you return.

Baptism Preparation Session  

We are now able to resume infant baptism. The number of attendees is no longer limited to ten; but everyone in attendance over the age of two must wear a mask and must practice social distancing. We have scheduled  baptism preparation sessions for the following dates: July 27, August 31, October 5, and November 16. They are from 7:00 to 8:00pm on Monday evenings at the Rectory. These sessions are first time parents and for parents (and, if possible) godparents who have never before attended a preparation session. Call the Parish Office to register (Advanced registration is required)It is not necessary to wait for the baby to be born to attend a preparation session. During the pandemic, baptisms are scheduled on an individual basis. More 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 Orleans and Hubbard, directly behind the Church. Bring your parking ticket with you to Assumption for validation.

Racism Is Alive and Well  

Changing unjust and discriminatory laws in the 1960's was an important step in righting the wrongs of slavery and "Jim Crow" laws, but it did not bring an end to racism or racist structures. The recent death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police ignited the simmering anger that so many of our citizens of color have felt for so long, as the object of racist attitudes and assumptions. We asked Morris Reeves and Valeria Stokes, long-time members of Assumption and downtown residents, to share some of their recent experiences of being treated differently as a result of being born black. Please take a few minutes to click their names and read their words and learn what they have to teach us.

Justice for Immigrants  

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops urges Catholics and all people of good will to contact their Senators in support of S.874, which addresses the status of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

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)

Eucharistic Adoration  

There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the Third Monday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Eucharistic Adoration will next take place on July 20. While in Church you must practice social distancing and wear a face mask. Validated parking will be available at MartParc, Orleans and Hubbard.