Welcome to 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

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Lenten Food Drive

Here at St. Mike’s there is an easy way to join in the practice of almsgiving across the upcoming 40 days of Lent.   The goal of the Lenten Food Drive, a project of the Human Concerns and Needs Commission (with a huge assist from the Religious Education kids!), is to stock the shelves of the Catholic Charities Food Pantry with food to help the hungry among us.  Last year during Lent you donated over 1,500 food items; it would be great to surpass that this year.  Although you are invited to donate any and all types of non-perishable packaged food items for the Pantry, specific foods will be targeted for each week of Lent, using the following time line:

4th Sunday, March 26 – canned fruit, granola bars and dried fruits
5th Sunday, April 2 – rice, beans and peanut butter
Palm Sunday, April 9 – your choice from the categories above

Participating is easy.  Once you’ve shopped the store sales, just bring your items to church with you.  We will collect donations at each of the weekend Masses during Lent.  During each Mass a basket of the collected food will be carried to the altar, along with the Offertory gifts, symbolizing the Lenten sacrifices being made for the poor and needy.
Your contributions help to make a difference!  If it’s easier for you, cash contributions can be made online or in a marked envelope in the collection at Mass. Please make checks payable to St. Michael’s and one check will be sent to Catholic Charities for all monetary donations.


Do you love eating good food? Do you love meeting new friends? Then this is the event for you! Coming on March 24th is St. Michael’s Lenten Meatless Pot Luck! Come on out to meet fellow parishioners, make friends, and show off your culinary skills. Please remember  that as we prepare for Easter, we are urged to abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent. The event begins at 6:00 PM at the Parish Center. Everybody is welcome!

If you are interested, reservations are being accepted so we can plan for enough seating. 
Contact  Krysten McOsker at krystenmcosker@gmail.com.

There is no cover charge, this is BYOB.  Bring your friends, even if they are not parishioners! The more the merrier!


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April 15th, Easter Vigil Mass Time
8:00 p.m.

April 16th, Easter Sunday Mass Times

9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.

There will not be an evening Mass on Easter Sunday.

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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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