Worship at Ascension
“Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”
This line from the Psalms reveals the heart of the matter for us at Church of the Ascension. Our worship and music are decidedly traditional. We're unhurried and low-tech. Even so, we aspire to nourish and inform the faith of Christians in today's world.
Newcomers may particularly want to know that ...
The 1979 Book of Common Prayer provides the basis for all of our worship. Rites are often enriched by elements particular to Anglo-Catholic tradition and practice: incense, Gregorian chant, processions, the rosary. View recent prayers and readings.
The all-professional Ascension Choir sings from Michalemas in early fall through the Feast of Corpus Christi in early summer. A four-voice Schola chants and offers motets throughout the summer months. Learn about our music program.
Join us in reverence, beauty and contemplation. View our worship schedule to attend an upcoming service and continue reading below for a more detailed newcomers guide.
Smell the incense. Savor the music. Receive Christ in the Sacrament.
When a father asked his nine-year-old daughter about her first visit to our 90-minute Solemn High Mass, she said, “Oh, it was like being in heaven.” That’s not an uncommon first response, for those of any age, to our worship and music at Ascension. Those who have taken part at Ascension for years still value the sense that they have been touched by the holy.
If you've never attended mass at Church of the Ascension, please read our welcome message to know what to expect.
"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.