Parish Life

The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community with an exciting parish life. Our parish offers a variety of ways to be part of that communal family in addition to the celebration of the sacraments.

Faith formation is a vital element of the Catholic life as we grow in knowledge and understanding of our faith in Jesus Christ and the Church he gave us. A deeper understanding can lead to a more intimate relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and through the Trinity to the Church and our family, friends, neighbors, parish, and community. Such faith formation is not just for children, but for all of us as we grow as Catholics. Our parish has many opportunities for faith formation that we encourage you to explore.

Another way to participate in our parish life are the various parish ministries, including liturgical ministries, such as choir member, lector, altar server, and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist; social justice ministries, such as serving the poor, volunteering at food pantries; helping with the Turkey Drive, Toy Drive, or donating to our annual School Supply Drive. God calls us to use our gifts and talents to glorify Him and make life better for other people. Please prayerfully consider these opportunities for getting involved in ministry. And if you have an idea for a new parish ministry, please contact us.

With so many ways to be part of parish life, you'll want to stay informed by regularly reading the weekly bulletin, just in case you've misplaced the one you received at Mass. You’ll also want to check the parish calendar for a list of events and mass schedules.

Our parish has a rich history in our town, being founded by people who trusted in the Lord and gathered together under the leadership of our bishop. Who we are today is based on who we were yesterday. Find out more about our spiritual forefathers as you read the history of our parish.

We hope you'll also enjoy viewing photos of our parish, including some of the many enjoyable events and programs we've had over the years. Below are links to some parish groups and events sponsored by St. Michael's that provide great opportunities for volunteering or attending and meeting new parishioners. When we join together at each of these events, no matter the reason, we re-enforce the community and church of St. Michael in Old Town.

 

We welcome and encourage all practical
Catholic men (18 years+) to come check us out. 
For more information and to inquire about membership
and participation please contact Fr. Tom Santa
at tsanta@st-mikes.org or 312-642-2498 or
Tim Bracken at TDBracken.Knights@yahoo.com
or 312-953-4176.

For information about the organization go to the
Knights of Columbus website.

   
     
     

 

 

 

Communications and Special Events Commission

Commission Head:
Jean Cocozza

Spiritual Living Commission

Commission Head:
Susan Cass

Human Concerns and Needs Commission

Co-Commission Heads:
Barbara Pope and Jeanne Sanna
Monthly Meetings: 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Parish Center

Parish Life Commission

Commission Head:

Respect Life Commission

Commission Head:
Del Ramirez
rlifesm@gmail.com

Worship Commission

Commission Head:
Diane Kelley-Thompson

For information about any of our commissions, to join any of the commissions or to volunteer for an event sponsored by one of the commissions email
information@st-mikes.org.

Gala

Diane Kelley-Thompson
gala@st-mikes.org

Knights of Columbus

We welcome and encourage all practical
Catholic men (18 years+) to come check us out. 
For more information and to inquire about membership
and participation please contact Fr. Tom Santa
at tsanta@st-mikes.org or 312-642-2498 or
Tim Bracken at TDBracken.Knights@yahoo.com
or 312-953-4176.

For information about the organization go to the
Knights of Columbus website.