Welcome to St. Michael in Old Town

Welcome to the website of historic St. Michael in Old Town. Our beautiful church has a rich history beginning before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In the present day, St. Michael’s is a vibrant parish of the Archdiocese of Chicago. We offer a wide range of opportunities for personal enrichment and mutual support in every parishioner’s faith journey. If you like what you see, please consider visiting us or maybe even registering in our parish right now.

In the Redeemer,
Fr. Ted Lawson, C.Ss.R. – Pastor

Religious Education

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Jubilee Year of Mercy

December 8, 2015 –
November 20, 2016

Click the image to the left for an explanation of the Year of Mercy logo.

Plenary Indulgence for the Observance of the
Jubilee of Mercy Holy Year.

Pope Francis has granted special Indulgences to the faithful who observe and take part in the celebration of the Jubilee of Mercy.  In this year, the Pope has noted, “we need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace.” By participating in any of the various observances of this Year, and while fulfilling the usual conditions (see below), one may gain this special Indulgence.

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Breakfast With Santa

It’s time to begin planning for our Breakfast With Santa, sponsored by and directly benefit St. Michael in Old Town. Your help is needed!

Planning has begun for our 6th Annual Breakfast With Santa will be held in the Parish Center. This Christmas breakfast will take place on Sunday, December 4th with two seatings, one at 10:00 a.m. and one at noon.  Everyone is welcome to join in the planning, small tasks are assigned to a volunteer and you are done!

You need not be a parishioner of St. Michael’s to participate in this event so bring your friends and neighbors and join the fun! Call Toni Dunning for more information, 312-642-2498.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

An Introduction to the Catholic Faith

Join Fr. Ken Sedlak, C.Ss.R. and his team for St. Michael’s RCIA program every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. This program is for Catholics who wish to delve deeper into heir faith and for all non-Catholic who wish to become Catholic.

If you are interested in joining the RCIA program or would like more information, contact Fr. Ken Sedlak, C.Ss.R., kcssr148@gmail.com, or Christine Kordiuk, ckordiuk@st-mikes.org, or call 312-642-2498.

Taste and See…

the goodness of God, the blessings of God!

The Spiritual Living Commission invites you to come learn about St. Michael’s faith formation activities, and help us brainstorm what else we can be doing!

At this event you will hear directly from members of the parish about various activities like Contemplative Prayer, Spiritual Direction, Bible Study, Yoga, Faith Sharing, and more – helping de-mystify what exactly these things are, and the positive impact they can make in our daily lives.

We also welcome open discussion for brainstorming what activities people would like to see at St. Michael’s, and feedback on current offerings.

This is a no-pressure event about learning and sharing; while you will have the opportunity to express interest in these activities we don’t expect any commitment!

Two options to attend:
Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30pm in the Parish Center Café (wine and cheese!)
Sunday, October 16th at 10am in the Parish Center Café (coffee and pastries!)


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See mass times for our complete schedule at St. Michael in Old Town.

In the calendar listing below you will see the mass times, reconciliation, and devotion schedules.If you have questions please call the Parish Office at 312-642-2498.

Upcoming Events


1633 N Cleveland Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Office: (312) 642-2498
Fax: (312) 642-9283
Emergency: (312) 642-2809


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