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Pro-Life

Outreach Ministry

Looking for an enjoyable parish ministry that works to save the lives of little ones? – The St. Michael Pro-Life Committee of St. Michael is a small but friendly group that loves Jesus and loves His little children! Come to our next meetings and see what we are all about.

Pro-Life is about valuing and guarding all human life from conception to natural death. Our ministry participates in Forty Days for Life, prayer vigils, rosary rallies, and publicizing pro-life legislation. Each October, we head our parish’s Baby Bottle Project to help fund the Women’s Center, which offers alternatives to abortion.

St. Michael, along with five neighboring parishes, sponsors the Knowledge and Prayer series. The Knowledge and Prayers series is an educational arm of the Respect Life Ministry that hosts speakers monthly from September through May. Topics include a range of pro-life issues.

For more information, contact Pat Kovacs at 708-460-8238 or email at scibereen@sbcglobal.net.

General Parish Pro-Life Events 2019-2020


  • Extreme Abortion LegislationChurch Response on June 4, 2019CLICK HERE TO READ
  • General Meeting at 7 PM in the Ministry Room East – Tuesdays on September 10, October 8, No Meeting in November, December 10, January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14 and May 12.
  • Sunday, January 19 – Knowledge and Prayer Concelebrated Pro-Life Mass and Reception at 5:30 PM / St. Michael Church.

Knowledge and Prayer Series Schedule 2019


  • September 2019 – Outdoor Viewing of the Movie “Unprotected” – Annunciation Byzantine
  • October 2019 – Living with Downs’ Syndrome – St. Francis
  • November 2019 – Sacred Art & Architecture and the Human Person – Annunciation Byzantine

Our Outreach Ministries

Alcoholic Anonymous

If you think you have a problem with alcohol and have a desire to stop drinking, come to our AA meetings.

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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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Pro-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