Ascension Parish

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Ascension Catholic Church has been part of the Oak Park community since 1907. The parish gathers for prayer in a beautiful Romanesque church, built in 1929. The church building was redecorated during the parish centennial year to enhance its architectural features and the brilliant stained-glass windows that have been a feature of the church since it was built. The15-foot statue of Jesus with outstretched arms, on top of the church's dome, invites all to enter. That invitation is echoed by the parish's Mission Statement:

Ascension Parish in Oak Park is a Catholic community called to proclaim, to reflect on, and to live the Gospel. Our desire to follow Jesus inspires us to continue the rich tradition of our faith by supporting education for children and adults, celebrating the liturgical life of the community, and serving those in need within our Parish and beyond. Following the example of Jesus, we value the diversity of gifts in all people and all are welcome.

Ascension is known for its strong liturgical tradition, its excellent music ministry, its outstanding school and Religious Education programs, and its deep commitment to service and social justice. It is also known for its monthly ecumenical prayer in the spirit of the community of Taizé, France on the first Friday of every month at 7:30 pm.

Mass Schedule:

Saturday, 5 pm
Sunday, 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 am; 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday, 8:15 am
Confessions:  Saturday, 4:00 pm

Ascension Church is at the corner of East Avenue and Van Buren Street; parish offices are located at 808 S. East Avenue. Father Larry McNally is pastor. For more information call (708) 848-2703 or visit All are welcome.

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