Immigration Ministry

Outreach Ministry

The Parish Immigration Team serves a vital role towards fulfilling the mission to “welcome the stranger.” They are committed to work on behalf of immigrants and immigration issues in the context of Catholic social teaching. They help to coordinate efforts in education / conversion, advocacy / solidarity, and empowerment / accompaniment with the native-born members of the parish.

For more information, please call Mary Lou Matheke at 708-269-9383.

CARDS FOR KIDS – Participate Now!


Many of us have been disturbed by the sights and sounds of children, separated from their parents and alone in detention. We feel so helpless. We don’t know what to do. One thing that we can do, however, is to let them know that we support them and hold them in our thoughts and our prayers. Cards for Kids is a program that will deliver handwritten cards for children in detention.

To participate in this program through St. Michael’s Immigration Ministry, just: Handwrite a card with a supportive message for a child. This message can be in English or Spanish. Adults and children can write these cards.

Place the card in an unsealed envelope. Place the envelope in the baskets provided in the Narthex. We will send the cards to the US Office of Refugee Resettlement Unaccompanied Children Program who will distribute them to the children.

For more information, please call Mary Lou Matheke at 708-269-9383.

Mucho de nosotros hemos sido molestados por las imágenes y los sonidos de los niños separados de sus padres y solos en detención. Nos sentimos que no podemos ayudar. No sabemos que hacer. Una cosa que podemos hacer, sin embargo, es dejarles saber que nosotros los apoyamos y los mantenemos en nuestros pensamientos y oraciones.

El programa Cards for Kids o Cartas para Niños, entregará cartas escritas a niños en detención. Para participar en este programa mediante el Ministerio de Inmigración de la Parroquia de San Miguel, solamente: Escriba una carta con un mensaje de apoyo a un niño. Este mensaje puede ser en Inglés o Español. Adultos y niños pueden escribir estas cartas.

Coloque la tarjeta en un sobre sin sellar. Coloque el sobre en las cestas en el Narthex.

Enviaremos las tarjetas al programa para niños no acompañados de la Oficina de Reasentamiento de Refugiados de los Estados Unidos quien las distribuye a los niños.

Para más información, por favor llame a Mary Lou Matheke al 708-269-9383.

Our Outreach Ministries

Bereavement

The “How to go on After a Loved One Has Died” program is offered twice a year to people experiencing grief.

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Grief Support

These groups give grieving persons an opportunity to talk about what they are struggling with in their grief.

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HOPE (Jobs Ministry)

Helpful outreach for people seeking employment through networking, speakers and open forums.

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Martha Ministry

This ministry offers support and meals brought home to those who have been ill or incapacitated for a while.

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Prayer Shawls

Talented parishioners (Hooks & Needles) share their love of crochet and knitting by making items with prayer.

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Knights of Columbus

Fraternal Service Organization Council #10858 dedicated to faith, community, family, youth and fellowship.

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St. Vincent de Paul

We help all those in need who are registered parishioners and within our Orland Park Community.

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Food Drives

Usually held in the summer when pantries are low or around Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

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Soup Kitchen

High School students prepare and serve lunch at the Shepherd’s Table – Soup Kitchen in Joliet.

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Appalachia Outreach

High School students spend a week of service in Appalachia in Charleston, West Virginia in June.

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Christmas Sharing Trees

As we approach the season of Christmas, we delight in our ability to bring joy to others through gift giving.

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Lenten Crosses

Paper Crosses with labels requesting items needed by members of our sharing parish and other local charities.

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Respect Life

We value and guard all human life from conception to natural death by participating in various Pro-Life events.

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SouthWest Interfaith Team

SWIFT promotes projects and dialogue among the Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious communities.

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Immigration Ministry

This Catholic Social Teaching Team serves a vital role towards fulfilling the mission to “welcome the stranger.”

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Pastoral Migratoria

This ministry invites immigrants to be engaged in service and justice actions in our parish community.

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Ongoing and Upcoming Events

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