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Old 07-20-2008, 12:55 PM
 
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I know there at least four Catholic churches in Oak Park. Does anyone have any insight into the culture of each one? I guess I am looking for information on how conservative, kid friendly, etc? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:12 PM
 
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I live in the area and my family (wife and 2 year old) and I belong to Ascension in Oak Park. We actually live closer to St. Bernadine's in Forest Park but found Ascension to be more to our liking because it seemed to have a lot of young families and I enjoy the pastor. I find Ascension to be fairly liberal compared to other Catholic churches I have been to in the suburbs of St. Louis and DC. But then again, I believe that reflects the communities in general. I also know that they have a church group aimed specifically at parents with young children (POLO- Parents of Little Ones).
I have also attended services at St. Edmunds and based on my very few visits, I found the croud to be a little more reserved and older.
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