Adult Faith Formation

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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. Please contact the Parish Office at (630) 462-5000 for more information.

Parish Mission with Deacon Keith Strohm

Sunday, Sept. 30, Monday, Oct 1 &Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7pm
Ablaze: Passionately Pursuing Christ and a Life of Purpose - Deacon Keith Strohm will present anew the Proclamation of God’s plan for us. He will explore what it means to form an intimate personal relationship with Jesus, and how living out this relationship frees us from bondage to the powers of sin and death, and offers us fulfillment and joy in this life and the next.

Deacon Keith Strohm is the former Director of the Office for the New Evangelization and a deacon for the Archdiocese of Chicago. A well-known international speaker and conference keynote, he has helped tens of thousands of men and women hear the Gospel message and encounter the mercy, love and power of Jesus Christ.

Young Adult Prayer & Social

All young adults are welcome to join us each Wednesday night for prayer and social beginning with Adoration at 6pm in the Adoration chapel. Afterwards we socialize at a nearby restaurant for coffee/tea/dessert! We will walk over around 7pm as a group following the Holy Hour as our socialization location will rotate on a weekly basis. For more information, please contact Emily at emily.piszykfigeroa@gmail.com

Living the Discerning Life  - Begins September 18

Join us for a 10 week study of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s 14 Rules of Discernment. St. Ignatius developed these spiritual principles to help Christians discern those influences which arouse discouragement and deception in their spiritual lives. These 14 Rules of Discernment facilitate our drawing closer to God, and awaken new hope in those who practice them. We will meet on Tuesday Mornings (9-10:30am). Please contact John Ellison at 630-462-5045 to sign up.

Introducing Alpha - Begins September 20

Introducing Alpha—Come be renewed in the freshness and simplicity of the heart of the gospel message—a living encounter with the Person of Jesus. During these 11 weeks together we’ll hear  heart-searching, thought-provoking talks, and share our own thoughts and questions as we deepen our relationship with Jesus and with each other. 

The Alpha program  will serve as an “initial threshold experience of faith”—a  safe and engaging way for most anyone to hear the basics of the faith, voice their own questions and concerns, and journey along with others in a surprisingly meaningful  and life-changing 11 week journey.  It’ll include supper, a talk about the Christian faith and life, and a time of small group interaction.

We will meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm beginning September 20. Many volunteers will be needed. Please contact John Ellison to register or volunteer.

Brothers in Christ: Men’s Christian Fellowship

Study the Bible Readings, be challenged by your Faith, enjoy excellent men’s fellowship, be encouraged in your vocation. Every Saturday, 7-8am in the St. Michael Conference Room. For more information, contact: chicagomensbiblestudy@gmail.com

Sing the Office Evening Prayer - Sundays at 6pm

A new community is forming to learn the chanted liturgy of Sunday evening prayer. Please join us Sunday evenings at 6pm in the Church as we celebrate the beauty, dignity, and sacredness of the chanted vespers service.

Formed Online Catholic Library

St. Michael parishioners will have access to dozens of Catholic movies, documentaries, books, and study programs from the online library Formed. Register here for free using parish code: R7TQVR

St. Michael Adult Faith Audio

Great Catholic Myths Podcast

How to Read Scripture

The Virtues

The Creative Woman: Reclaiming the Home as a Sanctuary