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

An Evening Prayer for Peace & Justice

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
St. Michael's Church
7:00 p.m.

Join us to pray for an end to all forms of violence in our streets, in our country and in our world. We live in a time when people are divided due to fear and hatred. It is not the life promised to us as followers of Jesus Christ. Prayer is the starting point for us to bring about a change for the better. Jesus has given us his Mother to walk with us to as we meet the challenge to live and proclaim the Good News to all who will listen. Please unite your prayers with ours through renewed devotions with Our Mother of Perpetual Help here at beautiful St. Michael in Old Town.

All are Welcome!


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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Help us give kids
(whose families cannot afford these items)
the supplies they need to succeed.
Extended though August 21st

markers (washable preferred) pencils (erasable)
colored pencils composition books
crayons pens (erasable)
erasers rulers
folders glue sticks
(regular and safety)
loose leaf paper
spiral notebooks
(regular and college ruled)
3 ring binders

Teachers have also requested supplies for their classrooms:
hand sanitizer    anti-bacterial wipes   boxes of Kleenex

If you are unable to shop, CASH DONATIONS are also happily accepted.  Member of the committee will shop the “Back to School” sales and purchase much needed backpacks and those missing items so crucial to the classroom. Please leave your donations (marked “school supplies”) in the Parish Office or in the collection basket at Mass. Other donations can be placed on the table at the back of the church, west side.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Wilson at cwlsn07@yahoo.com.  Thank you for your continued support.


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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.

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


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