Around St. Michael - Upcoming Events
Book of Remembrance - until November 2
November is the month when we remember our dead, particularly on November 2, All Souls Day. As we draw closer to November, you are invited to write the names of your deceased family members and friends in the Book of Remembrance near the Baptismal Font. We will continue to pray for them.
Women’s Faith Group Book Club - Wednesday, October 23
The WFG will continue to discuss “The Way of Trust and Love: A Retreat Guided by St. Therese of Lisieux". For more information, please contact Liz Sepich.
Women's Faith Group Prayer Partners - Wednesday, October 30
Join us for prayer & fellowship as we lift up our intentions for the world, our community, our church and families while praying a decade of the Rosary. Children are welcome! Meet in the Bridal Suite at 9:15AM.
Baby Bottles for Life - due after all Masses October 26-27
Blood Pressure Screening - Saturday, October 26 - Sunday, October 27, after all Masses
Blood pressure Screenings at St. Michael are scheduled monthly in the Parish Conference Room and conducted by Registered Nurse.
Flu Shot Clinic - Sunday, October 27, 8:30-11:30AM
Walgreen’s will sponsor both regular and high-dose flu shots at this clinic. Regular dose flu vaccine is offered to anyone 10 years of age and older. High-dose flu vaccine is offered to 65+ years old. Walgreen’s will bill your insurance provider but you must bring your insurance card or Medicare card on theday of event. To RSVP and for any questions, contact Thecla Rettberg, R.N./Parish Nurse: email@example.com or 630-462-5042.
Parish Office Closed for All Saints Day - Friday, November 1
St. Michael Concert Series - Sunday, November 3
You’re invited to WITNESS: A Concert of Spirituals, featuring Elizabeth Harrison, soprano & Jane Holstein, piano, in the SMP Church at 4PM. The concert is FREE but a free will offering will be received after the concert.
Communio - Friday, November 8
You are invited to Communio at 7PM in the Church. This month’s speaker will be Fr. Tom Dunn who will reflect on “Your Life Has Meaning". Communio will not be on the First Friday of the month as usual due to All Saints’ Day.
Knights of Columbus Raffle - November 9 & 10, 16 & 17
Support our Seminarians by purchasing raffle tickets after all Masses. Monies earned through this raffle will be used to send Birthday Gifts, Christmas Gifts and Ordination Gifts to our Seminarians who will be our future priests here in Illinois. Raffle books are $15; individual tickets are $1 each.
Illinois Statewide Raffle Grand Prize Is $10,000
Additional Statewide Winners Totaling $20,000
Winning Tickets Drawn on Saturday December 7, 2019
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Around St. Michael - Ongoing Events
Our Perpetual Adoration Chapel is open for visitors daily from 6AM-6PM. You can also sign up as a weekly adorer, substitute, or coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: a key card is needed to gain access to the chapel after hours. You may request a key card at the parish office during regular business hours. For the safety of all, if you are in the chapel after hours, we encourage you to NOT open the door if someone knocks to gain entry, unless you are expecting someone to join you. Likewise, if you do not have a key card, please do not knock on the door to gain entry after hours.
FORMED Catholic Online Resources
St. Michael parishioners 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.
Divine Mercy - First Fridays, 3PM
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Divine Mercy Litany will take place on the first Friday of the month at 3PM in the church. Join us for 15 minutes of simple, beautiful and powerful prayer. Enter through the east narthex door 8.
Communio - First Fridays, 7-8:30PM
Communio is an evening of Eucharistic Adoration and Prayer in the church that takes place on the first Friday of every month. A guest speaker opens the evening with Scripture & a short reflection, followed by Eucharistic Adoration and confessions, concluding with fellowship & refreshments. For more information, contact Mike Kania.
Men’s Christian Fellowship - Saturdays, 7-8AM
Start your weekend right by meeting with fellow brothers in Christ every Saturday morning in the St. Michael Conference Room of the church. Be challenged by your faith, enjoy excellent men’s fellowship, and be encouraged in your vocation! For more information, contact email@example.com. All men are welcome! Just come as you are.
Women’s Faith Group - Wednesday mornings
Are you looking for ways to increase your faith life with other women, build friendships within the community, and serve others? The St. Michael WFG offers events for women throughout the year with emphasis on faith, fellowship, and service, such as Book Club, Prayer Partners, empowering speakers, and more. Go to your Flocknote account and join the Women's Faith Group to receive updates and reminders. Contact Jill Blaha, Gina Carroll or Laura Tagle for more information.
Young Adult Faith Group - Wednesdays, 6PM
Join the SM Young Adult Faith Group every Wednesday in the Adoration Chapel at 6PM. At 7PM, we will walk to the Faith Center across the street from the school to watch and discuss talks from this year’s SEEK conference - a Catholic conference for young people seeking to grow closer to the Lord. Feel free to join at any point in the evening. If you arrive for Adoration after 6PM, please enter through the main church. The Chapel door is located to the right of Our Lady.
Lighthouse Catholic Media Kiosk
Stop by our Lighthouse Catholic Media Kiosk in the west end of the narthex for Catholic CD's & books (available for a small donation). Don't miss this chance to grow in faith and devotion!
Nourish for Caregivers Ministry - new ongoing series
The Nourish meetings reconvene in the fall but in the meantime, watch our partners’ new “Be Nourished” series on Shalom World TV, the Shalom World app, or any streaming device (e.g., Apple TV, Roku, etc.). "Be Nourished" has the feel of sitting down with a good friend and sharing the ups & downs, joys & disappointments of the caregiving journey.
Cancer Support Group - every first Thursday of the month
The Cancer Support Group is a Christian support group for those experiencing cancer and for cancer survivors searching for nurturing and spiritual support. Time is focused on healing prayers, sharing concerns with others sensitive to the challenges that can be experienced with cancer. Meeting discussions are confidential. Meet in the SMP Bridal Room at 6:30-8PM. Email Thecla Rettberg, RN/Parish Nurse for more information or call 630-462-5042.
Holy Mass in the Burmese Language - 2nd Sunday of the Month
Fr. Peter Dee De of Ft. Wayne, Indiana celebrates Holy Mass in the Burmese Language at St Michael at 2:30PM on the second Sunday of each month, Dates are subject to change. Please contact Albert Suan Khan Mung at (630) 473-5719 for more information.
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