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
Stations of the Cross will be held in the Church each Friday of Lent at: 7:00am, 1:15pm (with St. Michael School), & 7:00pm
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.
Parish Lenten Mission: Fr. Thomas Loya
Mon. April 3 & Tues. April 4 at 7pm. Using Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Sacred Scripture, Christian mysticism, the arts, and the liturgical heritage of the Eastern Catholic Churches, Fr. Loya helps people to transform their lives through the rediscovery of the original “ethos of seeing” the Sacramental-liturgical worldview. This is a way of seeing life – and indeed the entire created order – honestly, as it truly is, and, in turn, learning how to relate honestly to the entire created order, most especially to the human person.
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.