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St. Michael's Lenten Events




Sacrament of Reconciliation

During Lent, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered Monday through Friday beginning at 11:30am in the church.
The noon Mass (with music) will then be held in St. Michael’s Church during Lent.
This 11:30am offering is in addition to the regular Saturday Reconicliation time of 4:15pm.

Taize Service

Taize , an ecumenical service with musicsilence and prayer, will be held every Friday during Lent at 7:00pm.
Prior to the service, beginning at 6:00pm everyone is invited to the Parish Center Café for bread and soup.

Soup and Bread Dinners

During the Fridays of Lent, we are asked by the church to abstain from meat and to have simpler meals and the soup and bread supper is one way to fulfill that request.  The soup will be provided by various groups within the parish and is open to all parishioners even if you are not going to the Taizé prayer service afterwards. Come enjoy a simple meal with friends.

Lenten Food Drive

Here at St. Mike’s there is an easy way to join in the practice of almsgiving across the upcoming 40 days of Lent.   The goal of the Lenten Food Drive, a project of the Human Concerns & Needs Commission (with a huge assist from the Religious Education kids!), is to stock the shelves of the Catholic Charities Food Pantry with food to help the hungry among us.  Last year during Lent you donated over 1,500 food items; it would be great to surpass that this year.  Although you are invited to donate any and all types of non-perishable packaged food items for the Pantry, specific foods will be targeted for each week of Lent, using the following time line:

3rd Sunday, March 23-24 – cereal, oatmeal, and canned vegetables
4th Sunday, March 30-31 – canned fruit, granola bars and dried fruits
5th Sunday, April 6-7 – rice, beans and peanut butter
Palm Sunday, April 13-14 – your choice from the categories above

Participating is easy.  Once you’ve shopped the store sales, just bring your items to church with you.  We will collect donations at each of the weekend Masses during Lent.  During each Mass a basket of the collected food will be carried to the altar, along with the Offertory gifts, symbolizing the Lenten sacrifices being made for the poor and needy.

Your contributions help to make a difference!  If it’s easier for you, cash contributions can be made down below by clicking the button labeld "Donate to the Food Drive" or lacing a donation in a marked envelope in the collection; all cash will go to Catholic Charities Food Pantry.


Community Action Against Trafficking (CAAT) welcomes you to an Informative presentation by a special agent with the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) providing federal law enforcement perspective on human trafficking in Chicago and statewide, and the efforts to combat the issue

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Program 7:00 - 8:00pm, doors open at 6:45pm
St. Michael Cafe - 1711 N. Cleveland, free parking

Light appetizers and drinks will be served & attendance is free
email susanpanniercass@gmail.com for more information.

***Optional: We are collecting therapy bag items for reclaim13.org to be given by their First Responder Team to recovered children and by law enforcement to children waiting for trials, to testify and to be interviewed, etc. Items needed are coloring books, crayons, pencils, party size play-doh, stress balls or toys, stuffed animals, squishy toys, granola bars


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1633 N Cleveland Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Office: (312) 642-2498
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To get into contact with a priest, or a staff member, email Pat Krier, or call the parish office at (312) 642-2498.

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