Welcome to St. Michael in Old Town

Fr. Tom Santa, pastor of St. Michael in Old Town

Welcome to the website of historic St. Michael in Old Town. Our beautiful church has a rich history beginning before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In the present day, St. Michael’s is a vibrant parish of the Archdiocese of Chicago. We offer a wide range of opportunities for personal enrichment and mutual support in every parishioner’s faith journey. If you like what you see, please consider visiting us or maybe even registering in our parish right now.

In the Redeemer,
Fr. Ted Lawson, C.Ss.R. – Pastor

Religious Education

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A Prayer and APP for Life

Our campaign for the To Teach Who Christ Is drive has begun and you can get involved! Members of the Executive Committee are needed to work with Fr. Lawson on this campaign. Funds for this campaign will help restore the windows on the west side of the church.

Triduum for the Icon of
Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Join presenter, Brother Dan Korn, C.Ss.R., in St. Michael's Church on February 15, 16 and 17th at 9:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. for a special 3 part presentation as the Redemptorists celebrate 150 years of making her known thoughout the world.

The service will include prayer, hymns and reflections inspired by the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

Plan to attend this very special event at St. Michael's Church!

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Plenary Indulgence for the Observance of the Jubilee of Mercy Holy Year.

December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016

Pope Francis has granted special Indulgences to the faithful who observe and take part in the celebration of the Jubilee of Mercy.  In this year, the Pope has noted, “we need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace.” By participating in any of the various observances of this Year, and while fulfilling the usual conditions (see below), one may gain this special Indulgence.

What must one do in order to receive the special Plenary Indulgence?

In order to gain this special Indulgence, a Catholic is required first to make sacramental Confession, receive the Eucharist at Mass, make a profession of faith and offer prayers for the Supreme Pontiff's intentions. At St. Michael in Old Town, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available every Saturday at 4:15 p.m. and by appointment with a priest. You can call the office at 312-642-2498 and ask to speak to a priest to schedule an appointment. St. Michael’s Mass schedule is Monday through Saturday at 8:00 a.m. and Monday through Friday at Noon. The Sunday Mass schedule is Saturday at 5:00 p.m., Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ... Read more


Bible Study beginning!

All are invited to join our upcoming 5 week Bible Study beginning on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00 p.m.in the Parish Center West Room. The study is titled, "The Parables of the Kingdom," Part One. The first session will be an introductory evening and a chance to pick up the materials that will be used.

The format of the evening will be 5 - 10 minutes of prayer, 45 - 50 minutes of sharing information related to the work done during the week, and then a 30 minute video presnted by one of the authors of the study.

 Everyone is welcome to join in this study and discussion group. Cost of the Materials is $15.

 For more information please call 312-642-2498 and speak to Fr. Joe Morin, C.Ss.R.


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Mass Schedule

Ash Wednesday
February 10th

All Masses will be in the church on Ash Wednesday at the following times:
8:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Ashes will be available at all Masses and in the Parish Office for distribution that day.

Please Note: On Ash Wednesday, fasting is to be observed by all Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59. Fasting means one full meal or two smaller meals which if added together would not exceed a full meal. In addition, abstinence from eating meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years or older on all Fridays during Lent.

Fridays during Lent:
‚ÄčThe noon Mass will be held in the church and Stations of the Cross will be held after the Mass.

See mass times for our complete schedule at St. Michael in Old Town.

In the calendar listing below you will see the mass times, reconciliation, and devotion schedules.If you have questions please call the Parish Office at 312-642-2498.

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1633 N Cleveland Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Office: (312) 642-2498
Fax: (312) 642-9283
Emergency: (312) 642-2809


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