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.
Annual Posadas to Support Immigrants
St. Michael Parish is invited to join in unity with our immigrant sisters and brothers in song and prayer at the Immigration Ministry’s 14th Annual Posada on Friday, December 13 from 7 to 9 AM at 101 West Ida B. Wells Parkway (formerly known as West Congress Parkway). Posada is a Mexican tradition that invites people to walk in prayer with Mary and Joseph as they seek shelter.
The route will make stops at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, DePaul University Loop Campus, Federal Plaza, and will conclude at St. Peter’s in the Loop. A small reception of light refreshments will follow.
Please contact Mary Lou Matheke at 708-269-9383 to sign up to join St. Michael in this act of support and accompaniment to the immigrant community. You can also visit catholicsandimmigrants.org for more information.