Outreach Ministry

Supporting Life from Conception to Natural Death – Our St. Michael Pro-Life Ministry is a dedicated group of individuals who are committed to protecting life at all stages. Come to our next meetings (schedule below) 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, Pro-Life Masses, lobbying in Springfield, 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. As a ministry, we attend 8 AM Mass on First Fridays and say the rosary, (weather permitting) outside near the statue of Mary or in the Chapel.

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

General Parish Pro-Life Events 2020

  • General Meeting at 7 PM in the Ministry Room East – Tuesdays on February 11, March 10, April 14 and May 12.
  • February 21MARDI GRAS DINNER AND DANCE – At the Orland Chateau. The tickets are $50 and will include dinner, an hour open bar, and music by Afterglow – Tickets will be sold on weekends in the Narthex beginning January 18 and in the office during the week – CLICK HERE for more information.

Knowledge and Prayer Series Schedule 2020

  • Thursday, February 20 at 7 PMILLINOIS CATHOLIC PHYSICIANS, PLEASE CHECK YOUR CONSCIENCE AT THE DOOR! – Dr. Robert Lawler to speak at Our Lady Of The Woods in Orland Park – CLICK HERE for more information.

St. Michael Parish – Defending God’s Sacred Gift of Life

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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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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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