The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, Bishop of Chicago
Rector – The Very Reverend Patrick Raymond
Assisting Priest - The Rev. Anna Broadbent
Assisting Priest – The Rev. Gary E. A. Lawler
Assisting Priest – The Rev. Robert Petite, D.Min, BCC, LMFT, ACPE
Assisting Priest - The Rev. Canon Alonzo C. Pruitt, TSSF, SCP, MSW, D. Min, D.D.
Fr. Pruitt is a native Chicagoan who returned home after retiring in 2016. He has served churches in Chicago, Brooklyn, New York, and Richmond, Virginia, in addition to offering supply ministries on the island nation of Dominica and in the United States Virgin Islands.
At one time a chaplain for Integrity, Chicago, Alonzo served in the administration of Presiding Bishop Edmond Browning as the Interim Staff Officer for Black Ministries, in addition to ministry as a Chaplain (1LT) in the United States Army Reserve. At the time of his retirement, he was a Sheriff's Deputy (Lt. Col.) and Chief of Chaplains for the second largest jail in Virginia. Since 1982 a Life Professed member of the Third Order of the Society of St. Francis, he serves as an Area Chaplain in the Order and as a Chaplain to the Retired Clergy and Spouses of the Chicago South Deanery. He has been gratefully active in a 12 Step fellowship since 1995, and more recently became a member of the Society of Catholic Priests. His hobbies are reading, travel, and Shotokan karate. Alonzo and his wife Martha live on the near north side.
Deacon – The Reverend Deacon Charles Farrell
Senior Warden – Gary Alexander
Junior Warden – Cheryl Peterson
Choirmaster – Benjamin Rivera
Organist – David White
Treasurer – Susan Schlough
Facilities Manager – George Panice
Parish Office – Nathanael Deward Rahm BSG
Br. Nathanael provides general office support to the rector, staff, and congregation, supporting the ministries and mission of Church of the Ascension. Among other things, his work includes bulletin and e-newsletter preparation, phone and email support, management of church space use by parishioners and outside groups, supporting the church and collaborating with volunteers. While being a resource person for both members and non-members, Nathanael is a welcoming and responsive presence in the Ascension’s office.
"Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness."
Church of the Ascension
1133 N La Salle Dr.
Chicago, IL 60610-2601
Sunday Worship Schedule
7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m. Said Mass, Rite I
9:00 a.m. Sung Mass, Rite II
11:00 a.m. Solemn High Mass, Rite II, with the Ascension Choir
Our free parking lot is located on the northeast corner of La Salle Boulevard and Maple Street.