WELCOME to the Catholic faith community of Our Lady of Ransom Parish, located in Niles, IL and encompassing portions of Park Ridge and Des Plaines, IL.
We are a vibrant parish of 2,000 families, fifty-three years young. We are a joyful Eucharistic community--all of our worship, ministries and activities flow from and toward our communion with the Lord Jesus. We are a welcoming, reconciling community-- saints and sinners seeking to be formed more fully as disciples. We embrace the sacred mission Jesus has entrusted to us--proclaiming the Gospel with our words and the integrity of our lives.
It is our desire that you will receive the WELCOME we extend to you through this website as a warm, open-armed invitation to become an active member of our parish family. May we together celebrate the gift of our lives, our faith, and our calling to bear witness in the world to God’s incredible love for all.
Father Christopher Gustafson, Pastor
Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:45am, 12:15pm, 5:00 pm
Monday–Friday 6:30am, 8:15am;
6:30am, 8:15am and 7:00pm
Congratulations! Baptisms are ordinarily celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 1:30 pm in the church. A preparation meeting is required. Please call the Ministry Center to arrange.
God's mercy is ever near. Confessions are heard every Saturday from 11:00 am to Noon in the church, and by appointment.
Congratulations! Weddings are ordinarily celebrated on Saturdays at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Please be sure to consult a priest before setting a date for your wedding.
Anointing of the Sick
If you or a loved one are ill and would like prayers or to receive the Sacrament of Anointing, Holy Communion, or a visit, please do not hesitate to call the Ministry Center. A communal celebration of the Sacrament of Anointing follows the 8:15 am Mass on the first Saturday of the month.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place throughout the day on the first Friday of the month, ending with Holy Hour and Benediction from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.