Welcome to St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheaton, IL
History’s first recorded question was posed by our holy patron, Saint Michael the Archangel: “Who is like God?” In fact, the name “Michael” is the Hebrew transliteration of that very question. At the dawn of time it was asked rhetorically in response to Satan’s boast that he would make himself like God.
That same temptation – the desire to be like God – proved fatal for Adam and Eve. As a consequence, we, their descendants, must wrestle with that same temptation – to usurp God’s authority and decide for ourselves what is right or wrong. And so it is a question that I feel must be firmly answered in the minds of each and every person who enters these doors: “Who is like God?”
As pastor of St. Michael Parish, I embrace as my top priority the responsibility of raising up new saints for God’s Kingdom; to come to know Jesus Christ – to experience his humility (especially in the sacrament of the Eucharist) and his mercy (especially in the sacrament of Reconciliation) – in such a way that the temptation to thrust Him aside and become “like God” ourselves ceases to hold any allure.
I wholeheartedly welcome you to St. Michael Parish, and invite you to come and experience for yourself what it means to be a beloved son or daughter of God Himself. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock” (Rev. 3:20). Our doors are open to you. Jesus Himself invites you. May you come and learn the answer to the world’s most ancient question: “Who is like God?”
Fr. Dan Hoehn, Pastor
Mass & Confession Times
5:00 pm - Saturday Vigil Mass
Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am,
Holy Days of Obligation
5:30 pm - Vigil Mass
6:30 am, 8:00 am, 12:15 pm,
Monday-Friday: 6:30 am, 8:00am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday: 7:15 am-7:45 am
Tuesday: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm,
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Thursday: 7:15 am-7:45 am
Saturday: 8:30 am-9:15 am,
4:00 pm-4:45 pm
Pro-Life Movie: Voiceless - Friday, January 27th at 7:30 p.m. in the Faith Center. Synopsis: A recently discharged soldier moves to Philadelphia to take an outreach position at an old church where membership is declining. When he discovers an abortion clinic across from the church, he embarks on a campaign to close the clinic that will jeopardize everything he holds dear. Check out the trailer. For more information, contact Christine Kania at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 532-7813.
Blood Drive - Thursday, January 19, 3:30pm – 7:00pm in the Faith Center. WALK INS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
9 Days for Life
Join in prayer from Jan. 21 through Jan. 29, by praying the 9 Days for Life Novena. Prayer intentions are available at 9daysforlife.com. As a community, we will gather in St. Michael Church: Monday-Friday from 2:30-3:00pm (Jan. 23-27) to pray the 9 days for Life Novena.
Rosary for Life -Thursday, Jan 26 at 7:30pm in the Church. Beginning at the same time as the Rosary during the National Prayer Vigil in Washington, we will pray the Rosary in solidarity for an end to abortion and greater respect for all human life.
Our Perpetual Adoration Chapel is now open. You can still sign up as a weekly adorer, substitute or coordinator through our online form, or by emailing email@example.com. The chapel will be unlocked for visitors from 6am-6pm.
ST. MICHAEL PARISH APP
Our parish's very own app is now available for iOS, Android, Windows phone, and tablets! Featuring parish news and upcoming events, Mass & Confession times, podcasts, and Catholic resources!
Interested in the Catholic Faith? Whether you are Baptized or not, are just starting to learn about the Catholic Church or have looked into joining the Church for years, we welcome you! Catholics enter into full communion though the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation. Baptized Catholics who have been away from the Church or have not received these Sacraments are welcome to join our classes as well.