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 from 9-10:30am in the Faith Center. We hope to see you there.
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.
Walking Rosary - All are invited to walk and pray the Rosary after the 9AM Mass, the 1st Sunday of every month. Meet at the west end of the narthex at 10:15. For more information, contact Nancy Kreuzer 630-709-5182. Let's cover our neighborhood and town in prayer!
Prayer First 40-Hour Devotion - October 5-7
Be a part of forty continuous hours of prayer in the Adoration Chapel the first full weekend of every month. This month's devotion is Friday, October 5th at 8pm through Sunday, October 7th at noon. Please consider making a one-time or monthly commitment!
Formed Catholic Online Resources
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 Check out our Children's content!
Lighthouse Catholic Media Kiosk
Stop by our Lighthouse Catholic Media Kiosk in the west end of the Narthex. Great Catholic resources such as CD's, books, and booklets are available for a small donation. Don't miss this chance to grow in faith and devotion.
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. Classes will be Thursday evenings from 6:30-8pm beginning September 20 Please contact John Ellison to register. Volunteers will be needed.
Evening of Prayer and Healing for the Church - September 28, 7-10pm
The Evening of Prayer will consist of Eucharistic Adoration and will include prayers for special intentions. We will pray for victims of abuse, for our parish community, for all Catholics, for our priests and bishops, and for renewal in the Church as a whole. Most of the time though will simply consist of an atmosphere of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. The focus of the evening will be Healing and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. All are invited to stop by and attend for as little or as long as you see fit.
St. Michael Concert Series "Great Music in a Great Space: DeuxVoix" - October 21, 4pm featuring Justin Langham, Trumpet and Stephen Distad, Organ. Reception to follow - free will offering. Sponsored by SFP.
Called and Gifted Workshop - Saturday, November 3
God has called and gifted you for a mission. When you were baptized, you were given the presence of the Holy Spirit and “charisms”, gifts of the Holy Spirit that enable you to be a channel of God’s love, truth, beauty, mercy, healing, and provision for others. The charisms that you have been given are important clues to your God-given mission in life and Holy Spirit empowered tools to enable you to live it! Join over 100,000 Catholics around the world who have begun to discern their charisms through the Called & Gifted workshop. This workshop is Saturday 8:45am to 4:45pm. Registration is $25 and includes supplies, continental breakfast, and lunch. Please register online. For questions, contact John Ellison at 630-462-5065 or visit https://siena.org/called-gifted. Early registration is recommended as attendance is limited and this workshop is expected to sell out.
Middle School Youth Ministry Upcoming Events & Forms
High School Youth Ministry Upcoming Events & Forms
Join us on Sunday nights each week during the summer at Kelly Park from 6:30-8:30pm!