Commissions & Ministries

Commissions & Ministries

What is a Commission?

Ministries

A Commission is the body of representatives of all parish Ministries and other activities which have similar interests, ministry or purpose. All are part of one of the 5 Parish Commissions: Worship, Parish Life/Service, Education/Formation, Hispanic and Youth.

 

The Commissions, along with the Parish Pastoral Council, serve to organizationally unify the parish. Each Commission sets specific objectives and priorities to meet the broad parish goals, identifies resources and shares information.

If you are a registered parishioner and would like to join a ministry, you have come to the right place.

Service

Outreach and Social Justice reaches out to those in need through outreach and programs that promote social justice. Pastoral Care and Nursing reaches out to those in need in and beyond the St. Michael Parish community. Reaches out to the homebound, and to the sick in hospitals and Nursing Facilities. Service also reaches out to those in need through the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Lenten Collections.

 

Service Ministry witnesses to the reality of Jesus’ desire for us to love our neighbor. Through Baptism we have been called personally by God to minister as Jesus did. We depend, not on ourselves alone, but on the Spirit for the power to do this. Jesus said, “I come to serve, not to be served.” Service Ministry is the organized effort within St. Michael parish through which God’s people can directly carry out the Corporal Works of Mercy.

 

If you would like more information about this ministry, including how to join or volunteer at events, please contact:

 

Sr. Marietta Umlor
mariettaumlor@saintmike.com
Phone: (708) 873-4635

 

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Cee Cee Van Hecke
cvanhecke@saintmike.com
Phone: (708) 873-4634

Worship

The Worship Ministry of Saint Michael, drawing our strength from the Eucharist, guides, encourages, and empowers the assembled Church to full, conscious, and active participation in the Mass and other liturgical celebrations. With the spirit alive in us, our ministry enables our parish community to experience God while living the Gospel message in daily life.

 

Since the Eucharistic Liturgy is the source and summit of our lives as Catholic Christians, the work of Liturgy never ends and the Worship Ministries never take a break! During the summer months we are busy planning ahead so that we may provide quality worship experiences for our parish.

 

If you’d like more information about this ministry including how to join or volunteer at events, please contact:

 

Pat Chuchla
pchuchla@saintmike.com
Phone: (708) 873-4652

Youth

The Youth of St. Michael Parish are given the opportunities of friendship, service, and education. We affirm their talents and gifts to our ministry from Junior High to College Students. We celebrate their growth in the Spirit which brings vitality and uniqueness to our faith experience.

 

What’s New: We are working hard on the passion play and also planning for the summer events.

 

If you would like more information about this ministry, including how to join or volunteer at events, please contact:

 

Rose Koch
rkoch@saintmike.com
Phone: (708) 873-4650

Hispanic

St. Michael parish is proud to serve the Hispanic Community of Vicariate V-E, taking in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.  Mass is celebrated in Spanish each Sunday at 1:30pm.  Confessions are heard by a Spanish-speaking priest each 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 12:30 – 1:15pm, before Mass.  Baptisms, weddings, and quinceañeras are also celebrated in Spanish.  For more information on Hispanic Ministry at St. Michael,  please call Fr. Miguel Flores at (708) 873-4613 or email atfrmflores@saintmike.com.

 

La parroquia de St. Michael está orgulloso de servir a la Comunidad Hispana de Vicariato V-E, cubriendo los suburbios del suroeste de Chicago.  Se celebra la Misa en español cada domingo a la 1:30 de la tarde.  Un padre hispanohablante escucha confesiones cada primero y tercero domingo del mes del 12:30 – 1:15pm, antes de la Misa.  Bautismos, matrimonios, y quinceañeras se celebran en Español también.  Por más información acerca del Ministerio Hispano en St. Michael, favor de comunicarse con el Padre Miguel Flores en (708) 873-4613 o en frmflores@saintmike.com.

ST. MICHAEL PARISH

St. Michael Parish is a gathering of Catholic people who believe in God's love for us, manifested by His Son Jesus. We commit ourselves to live an invitation of the Lord and struggle through fulfilling His mission here on earth.

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