Welcome to St. Michael in Old Town

Fr. Tom Santa, pastor of 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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A Prayer and APP for Life


Our Mother of Perpetual Help
A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary
of the Presentation of the Icon to the R

Monday, June 27, 2016 at St. Michael in Old Town
(1633 N. Cleveland Avenue)
Monday, June 27, 2016

6:00 PM – Icon Novena Prayer Service in Honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
followed by a Procession with the Icon

7:00 PM – Gathering in the Parish Center
to view the live-streaming of the Redemptorist celebration in St. Louis.

Appetizers and refreshments as you watch the ceremony.


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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To Teach Who Christ Is


St. Michael's Campaign has reached our goal of $810,000. Thank you to all who donated and for anyone wishing to donate still, you can do so by credit card, just click here.

If you would like more information please call Fr. Ted Lawson at 312-642-2498.


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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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