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 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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Mass Is Back!  
 

We have resumed our regular weekend and weekday Mass schedule. Because of limited capacity under Covid-19, there is now a reservation system for Sunday Mass. Please click on the Login button at the top of this page and follow the directions. On-line reservations are accepted until 11:00pm the evening prior to Mass. Phone reservations are also accepted, and walk-ins are welcome until our capacity is reached.

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.

  
When Is The Church Open?  
 

The Church will open 20 minutes before each weekend Mass and 20 minutes before our weekday morning Mass. We will 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. Confessions are heard on Fridays from 11:35 until 12:05pm.

Please see the Parishioner Reopening Guide for important information about how Mass is different.

 
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CATECHISM 101  
 

Is your knowledge of the Catholic faith a little fuzzy? Are you an RCIA graduate who would like to learn more about the beliefs and practices of the religion you have chosen? Has the pandemic led you to think more deeply about what really matters in life? For these and many other reasons, you may be interested in joining Deacon Kevin Zajdel for a course on basic Catholic beliefs, using the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults. For more information, contact Deacon Kevin at AssumptionDeacon@gmail.com. The group will meet every other Wednesday on Zoom, beginning September 16.

 
Brief Communion Service  
 

For those who would like to receive communion again but are hesitant to spend any extended period of time in church, we will offer a very brief communion service on the First Friday of every month at 11:15am. There will be a reading of the day's Gospel, the Our Father, and distribution of communion. The church will open at 11:00am on First Fridays.

 
Assumption Young Adults  
 

Young Adults are invited to participate in a virtual , evening edition of AYA Coffee and conversation on Sunday September 27 at 5:00pm. Our Parish Counselor, Shane Tytenicz, will lead us in conversation around the topic of "Accepting Uncertainty". If you are interested in participating, email assumptionaya@gmail.com. by September 18. AYA is for anyone in their twenties or thirties, married or single. 
 

 
A SEASON OF CREATION  
 

Christians around the world once again will celebrate the Season of Creation from September 1 to October 4. Our prayers and actions to protect our common home take on a new urgency in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing ecological harm from climate change.

The Archdiocese of Chicago, in solidarity with many of Chicagoland’s Christian churches, will celebrate the Season of Creation with an ecumenical service shown live via Internet on Sunday, September 6, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  The service will also be available on YouTube for the duration of the Season.  For more information about this service, click here

This celebration reminds us of Pope Francis’s urgent call for all Catholics to care for our common home and respond to the ecological crisis. Now would be a good time to revisit and reflect on Fr. John Pawlikowski’s May, 2019 video describing his personal perspective on the Pope's encyclical, Laudato Si.

 
Prayer for Racial Healing  ...more
 

The US Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has called for all people of faith to observe a day of fasting and prayer on September 9 in support of the country’s struggle for racial justice and racial healing, On that day we celebrate the Feast of St. Peter Claver, known as the patron saint of slaves. View a short prayer service on racial healing presented by our Social Justice Group, based on a text by Catholic Charities USA. Click here for the text of the Bishops' statement 

 
Baptism Preparation Session  
 

We have scheduled baptism preparation sessions for October 5, and November 16. They are from 7:00 to 8:00pm on Monday evenings at the Rectory. These sessions are for first time 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

 
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 October 19. While in Church you must practice social distancing and wear a face mask. Validated parking will be available at MartParc, Orleans and Hubbard.