Welcome to St. Michael in Old Town



Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
April 5, 2020
Presider: Fr. Larry Sanders, C.Ss.R.
Pastor, St. Michael in Old Town




Monday of Holy Week
April 4, 2020
Presider and Homilist: Fr. Larry Sanders, C.Ss.R.
Pastor, St. Michael in Old Town



Check out ALL the streaming offerings, including Masses, devotion and 
Redemptorist Workshop with Fr. Greg May, C.Ss.R. and
Integrating Your Spiritual Self with Fr. Tom Santa, C.Ss.R.,

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May this music offer you comfort and peace during your times of reflection and prayer.

Compliments of Daniel Stucker, Dir. of Music and Liturgy at St. Michael's 

Piano Reflections on Palm Sunday
(Click Here to Begin the Music)

As we enter Holy Week, let us remember the Pope's message: 'Creativity of love can overcome isolation.'

"All Glory, Laud, and Honor" by Theodulf of Orléans
Psalm 22 by Marty Haugen
Lenten Gospel Acclamation by Paul French
"Only This I Want" by Dan Schutte
"Now We Remain" by David Haas
"O Sacred Head Surrounded" by J.S. Bach


Catholic Charities Seeking Immediate Volunteers

Catholic Charities is seeing an unprecedented increase in the need for food at our food pantries and needs assistance in sorting and bagging food at our pantries and curbside delivery of the food. There will be limited-to-no client contact involved and precautions have been implemented in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance to ensure the health and safety of our clients, staff and volunteers remains a high priority. We have increased the frequency and intensity of all cleaning and disinfecting protocols, have adjusted hours of operation and schedules, implemented social distancing protocols and will provide gloves and access to hand washing. Anyone not in a high-risk category as defined by the CDC that would like to volunteer, please contact Andrew McKernin at 312.513.4711 or amckernin@catholiccharities.net as soon as possible for additional information – the need is immediate.

Memorial Candles are available! 

If you would like to have a 6-day Memorial candle lit and placed in the church, click here.  Fr. Larry or Fr. Brian will personally take your candles to the church and the name listed on the form will be prayed for at the daily Masses said in private by our priests. Call 312-642-2498 if you have questions.


Beginning Saturday, March 21, St. MIchael's Church and all Parish Offices will be closed through Tuesday, April 7.

Due to the Shelter in Place mandate by the State of Illinoins, the staff of St. Michael's will work from home and try to provide essential services. 
At this time, St. Michael's Parish Office phones will be answered remotely on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Further Mandates from the Archdiocese of Chicago include:

  • All churches and adoration chapels must be closed and locked until the order is lifted by the governor. Private prayer in any parish building must be discontinued until the order is lifted.
  • Weddings and baptisms must be postponed until the order is lifted.
  • Funerals and wakes must be postponed until the order is lifted.
  • Priests can – and are encouraged – to continue celebrating Mass privately.

If you have an emergency and are in need immediate assistance of a priest, please call 773-844-8676. You must leave a message and a priest will return your call as soon as he can. .

This website will continue to be updated with the most current information about St. Michael's Masses, closures and office hours.

For information about the Corona Virus, COVID-19,
go to the CDC website here.

Bread 4 Life - Download the App for free, a prayer app daily reflections by the Redemptorists.
Go to 
https://www.cssr.org.au/bread4today/ for more information.

Thank you!

Thank you for your contributions supporting St. Michael in Old Town! So many parishes, including St. Michael's operate on a very tight budget. We continue to have salaries, utilities, insurance and other expenses to pay. Without weekend liturgies, St. Michael's loses a significant amount of income from the Offertory. We ask that you continue to support the St. Michael's Church.

You can set up a recurring payment on your credit card or debit card or have it deducted from directly from your bank account. 
Click Here to sign up!

If you would like to make a single donation, without setting up a recurring payment, click here! 

Your help is greatly appreciated!


Lenten Food Drive continues!

The Human Concerns and Needs annual Lenten Food Drive is continuing despite the cancellation of all Masses. Donations are being accepted online, the link is below. All donations are greatly appreciated! Catholic Charities relies on the generosity of others during these challenging times! 
 All monetary donations will be sent to the Catholic Charities Food Pantry.

Donate to the Lenten Food Drive


Interested in Square Dancing?

Couples and singles are being sought to begin a square dancing group. Once a quarter (or more as interest grows) we will have a “Caller” come in for an evening of dance! This is great exercise and lots of fun. Email information@st-mikes.org or call Toni at 312-642-2498 if you are interested.

You do NOT have to be parishioner to participate! All levels of ability are welcome!

St. Michael's is Hiring - Wedding Coordinator Position

This is a part time position, no benefits and does require Friday and Saturday hours. For more details, click here!

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Map & Directions

1633 N Cleveland Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Office: (312) 642-2498
Fax: (312) 642-9283
Emergency: (773) 844-8676


To get into contact with a priest, or a staff member, email Toni Dunning, or call the Parish Office at (312) 642-2498.

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