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Pro-Life

Outreach Ministry

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


  • January 14-22National 9 Days for Life – Pro-Life Novena – CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Monday, February 11General Meeting at 7 PM in the Commons North – CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Monday, March 11 – General Meeting at 7 PM in the Commons North
  • Monday, April 1 – General Meeting at 7 PM in the Ministry Room East
  • Monday, May 6 – General Meeting at 7 PM in the Ministry Room East

Knowledge and Prayer Series Schedule 2019


  • January 20Concelebrated Pro-life Mass
    At the regular 5:30 PM Sunday liturgy followed by Hospitality in the St. Michael Parish Commons.
    CLICK HERE for more information.
  • February 6The Violence and the Damage being done by a Pornographic Culture
    At 7 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
    CLICK HERE for more information.
  • February 28 – Humanae Vitae and Theology of the Body – Our Lady of the Woods
  • March 2019 – Viewing of the Movie “Unplanned” – Place TBD
  • April 1 – Immigration – Fr. Tom Pisa – St. Bernard
  • May 6 – Pregnancy Counseling Center Services – Our Mother of Good Counsel
  • 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

“Scandals: Honesty and Hope” Presentation


The “Knowledge and Prayer” Series of the Respect Life Ministry of our community presented “Scandals: Honesty & Hope” on November 26, 2018 at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Thank YOU to everyone who came to this “Knowledge and Prayer” Series talk. A special “THANK YOU” to Father Thomas Loya (Presenter), Father Joseph McCormick and Father John Merkelis (Panel of Discussion) for their time and attention and for serving Jesus Christ daily in all you do.

We can watch the LIVE videos in our St. Michael Facebook linked below or read the handouts posted below.

Blessed Mother Pray for us!

CLICK HERE to see VIDEO ONE in our St. Michael Facebook

CLICK HERE to see VIDEO TWO in our St. Michael Facebook


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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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

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