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
Christianity & Art
Art historian Sarah Bond will be returning to St. Michael’s for an all-new class on Christianity & Art. Using the combination of lecture and discussion accompanied by beautiful images, the class will explore the history, symbolism, and styles of Christian art. Click here to register and for more information on the 4-week class.
Volunteers needed for Religious Ed
Many catechists and other volunteers are greatly needed! Grades 1 through 5 meet on Sunday mornings or Monday afternoons 4:30-6:00pm. Grades 6 through 8 meet on Wednesday from 4:30-6:00pm or 6:30-8:15pm. We offer training, materials and guidance. Please call the Religious Education Office at (630) 682-3650
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!
Parish Photo Directory
We have one final make-up weekend for photography: September 10 &11
Sign up here to receive a free 8x10 photo and copy of the directory. Photos will take place downstairs in the Parish Center Hallway.
All parishioners will have their address and home phone published in the directory. Please contact Elizabeth Ngo at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to opt out.
We are looking for 500 volunteers to commit to a weekly holy hour when our perpetual adoration chapel is completed in September. Additionally, there is the need for substitutes and for volunteers to help coordinate the scheduling. Of course, even though you commit to an hour, understandably things come up, and so it is merely a matter of finding a substitute when you are not able to be present for your time slot. Please don’t let the possibility of an occasional conflict prevent you from signing up!
"Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought of how the Church may render more clear her mission to be a witness to mercy; and we have to make this journey. It is a journey which begins with spiritual conversion. Therefore, I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: 'Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful' (cf. Lk 6:36). And this especially applies to confessors! So much mercy!
This Holy Year will commence on the next Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and will conclude on Sunday, 20 November 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and living face of the Father's mercy. I entrust the organization of this Jubilee to the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, in order that it may come to life as a new step on the Church’s journey in her mission to bring the Gospel of mercy to each person.
I am confident that the whole Church, which is in such need of mercy for we are sinners, will be able to find in this Jubilee the joy of rediscovering and rendering fruitful God’s mercy, with which we are all called to give comfort to every man and every woman of our time. Do not forget that God forgives all, and God forgives always. Let us never tire of asking forgiveness. Let us henceforth entrust this Year to the Mother of Mercy, that she turn her gaze upon us and watch over our journey: our penitential journey, our year-long journey with an open heart, to receive the indulgence of God, to receive the mercy of God."
~ Pope Francis
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.