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SAINT MICHAEL EVENTS

Saint Michael Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church

2024

  1. Spring Fundraiser Brunch, May 19

  2. Farmers Market sale: June 1, June 15, July 13, August 10, September 7 and October 5

  3. Pilgrimage Of The Bishops, April 20-21

  4. Easter Holy Week Schedule, March 24-31

  5. Easter How To Put Together A Traditional Easter Basket, March 31

  6. Easter Chifla and Colac Sale, March 16

  7. Traditional Placinta and Langos Sale, March 3rd

  8. Valentine's Day Sale Raisin Rose Bread, February 9th.

2023

  1. Christmas Letter in English and Romanian with some photos.

  2. Sarmale (cabbage rolls) for Christmas, until Sunday December 17th.

  3. Christmas Coat and Toy Donation, until Sunday December 17th.

  4. Christmas Party, Sunday December 17th, directly following the Holy Liturgy. Bring an apperitizer, dish or desert dish to share

  5. Holiday Chifla and Colac Sale. The Holiday chifla & colac sale will be Saturday November 11, 2023. Pick up at church will be from 12:00-4:00 pm. Orders may be placed by calling Debbie Cobb at: Cell/Text: 630-862-7991 or Home: 630-898-5468 Please give your name, phone number, product you are ordering and quantity. Pricing: Chifla $20.00 Colac Loaf $10.00. The deadline for placing orders is Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Due to high demand, please place your orders early. Thank you all who have supported and continue to support our church!

  6. All the parishioners and friends of St. Michael Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church are prayerfully invited to The Annual Feast of St. Michael the Archangel event. Join us for the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, November 5th, 2023 at 10:00 AM. A lunch will follow the Divine Liturgy. All are welcome!

  7. Farmers Market 2023 End Season. Saturday, October 7th St. Michael Church will be at the Aurora Farmers Market for the last time this season. We will be selling our traditional chifla/nut roll and colac/sweet bread. We sincerely want to thank all our loyal customers for purchasing our bakery.  With your aid, we were able to restore the bell and clock towers of this 107-year-old church building, that has been an Aurora landmark. Please continue to check our Facebook Page and our website for future bake sale dates, which will help to pay for the completed projects. May God bless you for your generosity and for supporting our church!

  8. Farmers Market sale: July 8, August 5, September 9, October 7

  9. Traditional Placinta and Langos Sale. On September 17th, 2023, following the Divine Liturgy, we will have a Romanian Placinta and Langos Sale.

  10. Memorial Service/Parastas at St. Michael Cemetery. Saturday September 16, 2023, at 10:00 am, you are all invited to our Cemetery (1035 Aurora Avenue) where Fr. Remus will celebrate a Memorial Service for all the deceased members of St. Michael Church and all the deceased from your families.

  11. Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen!

  12. Annual Fundraiser Picnic, Sunday July 30, 2023

  13. Easter 2023 message from Bishop John Michael Botean

  14. Traditional Placinta and Langos Sale. On February 26th, 2023, following the Divine Liturgy, we will have a Romanian Placinta and Langos Sale.

2022

  1. Holiday Chifla and Colac Sale. The Holiday chifla & colac sale will be on the weekend of November 12-13, 2022. Orders may be placed by calling Debbie Cobb at (C) 630-862-7991 or (H) 630-898-5468 or text 630-862-7991 with the number of chifla and/or colac you wish to purchase along with your name and phone number. The price for a chifla is $20.00 and the price of a colac loaf is $8.00.

  2. St. Michael FeastDay Dinner. On October 30th we will celebrate St. Michael Feast Day! The day will begin with the concelebration of the Divine Liturgy at 10:00am. Following the Liturgy, a Romanian dinner will be served in the parish hall.

  3. Traditional Placinta and Langos Sale, Sunday October 16 following the Divine Liturgy

  4. Annual Fundraising Picnic, Sunday July 13 from 12:30 to 4:00pm

  5. Chifla/Cozonac at the Farmer's Market 2022. Saturday, June 18th, July 16, August 13, September 10, and October 1 our church will be selling chifla/cozanoc at the Aurora Farmer’s Market.

  6. Cemetery Repairs; thank you to Mark Buga for volunteering to help with this project.

  7. Happy Mother's Day to the Mothers!

  8. Biserica Greco-Catolică din România a primit Medalia Aniversară „Centenarul Marii Uniri”.

  9. Holly Week Schedule and Messages.

  10. Fundraising to Help Refugees From Ukraine.

2021

  1. December 24 to 26, Schedule for the Nativity of Christ, Message and Photos.

  2. Bishop John Michael Botean Christmas Message.

  3. Rev. Remus Orian Christmas Message in English and Romanian.

  4. Embassy of Romania to the United States of America, Christmas Message.

  5. Join us for St. Michael's Christmas Party on Sunday, December 19th. We will be caroling directly following the liturgy, and then everyone is welcome downstairs in the Church hall. We will have a special visit from Santa! This year we will be participating in the Angel Tree program with the local Salvation Army here in Aurora. Bring a toy (unwrapped) to donate to families and children in need this holiday season. Bring an appetizer, dish, or dessert to share. Thank you and God Bless!

  6. A Memorial service will be held this Sunday, November 14th in memory of all members of St. Michael’s Church. Directly after the Holy Liturgy, the Memorial Service will be held at the St. Michael’s Cemetery and after, everyone is invited back to the Church for our Sunday Coffee hour. If whether does not permit, the Memorial Service will be held in Church directly after the Holy Liturgy. Please provide your list of loved ones to be included in service to Father Remus on Sunday.

  7. The Ambassador of Romania to the United States of America H.E. Dan-Andrei Muraru will be visiting our Church Saturday, November 13th at 10:30 AM. We invite you all to welcome Ambassador Andrei Muraru as well as the Consul General of Romania in Chicago, Mr. Tiberiu TrifanPhotos and videos from this event can be viewed here. Please visit Ambasador Andrei Muraru facebook page where he shares his impressions after visiting Our Church.

  8. You are invited to the Service Installation for Rev. Fr. Remus A. Orian, Sunday October 24.

  9. Octombrie 14, Biserica Romana Unita cu Roma, Greco-Catolica. Hirotonire de preot în Catedrala din Canton, Ohio.

  10. Octombrie 13. Romanian Catholic Diocese, Hirotonire de preot în Catedrala din Canton, Ohio

  11. August 27. From the office of the Bishop, Official Notifications

2019

  1. Thanksgiving Dinner, Saturday November 30 at 5:30PM

  2. Black Friday shopping list on Thanksgiving Day.

  3. Pulled Pork Dinner, Saturday November 16, 2019 at 5:30PM. RSVP by November 11. Guest speaker Chris Lauzen, Chairman of Kane County Board.

  4. BINGO Thursday evenings at 7pm starting Thursday, November 7, 2019 in the church basement.

  5. DONATE Clothing, Shoes, Blankets, Pillows, Sheets, Bags, Toys, CD/DVDs, Kitchen items.

  6. Please join us for a Traditional Romanian Lunch, on Sunday, October 27 from 12-3PM. Every lunch ticket purchased before October 23 will get a FREE Raffle entry. All proceeds will benefit the Building Fund of our church, in order to offset the much needed repairs. RSVP by October 23 by calling/texting (630) 844-1977 or e-mail to: mionutas@yahoo.com. We just received A LOT of prizes from local business who are willing to help with this event that benefits the repair project for our church. Here are just a few:

         Colonial Cafe Gift Card

         Paramount Theater Gift Card
         Sojourn Salon Gift Card
         Spartan House Gift Card
         Small Cakes Gift Card
         Pot Belly’s Gift Card

      There are still more prizes coming in everyday! Please support our church and help us make this event a success! Looking forward to seeing all of you there!

      Thank you and God Bless! 

2018

  1. St. Michael's Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 16th after Holy Liturgy. There will be a special visit from Santa! Share with your family and friends! Please respond if you will be able to attend. We would like to get a count of how many children will be attending to see Santa!

  2. We cordially invite you to St. Michael’s Church annual Thanksgiving Dinner Saturday, November 24th! We gather to give thanks and spend time together! Please share with your family and friends. Please RSVP by November 17th.

  3. Luncheon Event, Sunday September 30. We hope you can join us as Most Rev. John Michael Botean will be officially welcoming Father Ronald Hilt to our church. See also Romanian Catholic Diocese announcement, decree - Fr. Aurel Pater and decree - Fr. Ronald Hilt.

  4. Very Rev. Fr. Aurel Pater is retiring after 20 years of service. Please join us for his Last Liturgy, Sunday, August 26.

  5. Very Rev. Fr. Aurel Pater is retiring after 20 years of service. Please join us for his Farewell Liturgy, Sunday, August 19. Guests of Honor Most Rev. John Michael Botean, Bishop of the Diocese of Canton, OH, and Very Rev. Iuliu Muntean, Vicar General of the Diocese of Canton, OH.

  6. Annual Picnic, second announcement, Sunday, August 19.

  7. Annual Picnic, first announcement, Sunday, August 19.

  8. Spring Ball (Balul Vanatorilor) A fundraising event - Saturday, March 10 at 6pm.

2017

  1. Schedule for Holly Week Services, Sunday April 9 - Sunday, April 16.

  2. Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday, April 16 after Easter Service

  3. Hunter's Ball (Balul Vanatorilor) A fundraising event sponsored by Marcel and Nicoleta Podar - Saturday, February 11 at 6pm.

2016

  1. New Year's Eve 2017 at St. Michael Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church. This is a Fundraising Event sponsored by Sandu and Ana Muresan.

  2. Santa Claus is coming to St. Michael Church. Join us for a Fundraising Lunch sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Mocanu - Sunday December 18th following the Liturgy.

  3. Thanksgiving Dinner and 110th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner - Saturday, November 26th at 5:00pm.

  4. Schedule for Holy Week Services - Sunday, March 27th.

  5. Come One, Come All To The Hunters' Ball (Ballul Vanatorilor) - Saturday, January 30th at 6:00pm.

  6. Alegeri Parlamentare 2016. Sectia de votare Nr.387, Aurora, IL, la biserica St. Michael, sala de mese, subsol, duminica 11 decembrie de la 7:00am la 9:00pm. Va invitam sa participati la alegeri in cadrul sectiei organizate de biserica noastra. Pentru o buna informare , va rugam sa consultati urmatoarele material:

            Alegeri pentru Senat si Camera Deputatilor

            Lista documentelor care atesta rezidenta in SUA

            Lista sectiilor de votare in SUA

            Ghidul alegatorului roman din strainatate

            Intrebari frecvente

De asemenea vizitati pagina de web a Consulatului General al Romaniei la Chicago

2015

  1. Thanksgiving Fundraising Dinner: vegetable soup, roasted turkey with mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry chutney, beef stew with polenta, various deserts - Saturday, November 21st at 6pm.

  2. Fall Picnic: mititei, barbeque chicken, corn on the cob, ice cream - Sunday, September 27th at 12pm. 

  3. Bring your family and friends for a Spring Fundraising lunch to benefit St. Michael Church - Sunday, April 26th after the liturgy.

  4. Schedule for Holy Week Services, Sunday, March 29th - Sunday, April 5th. 

  5. Veniti sa celebrati impreuna cu noi Ziua Femeii. Come celebrate Woman's Day with us - Saturday, March 7th at 6:30pm.

  6. Come One, Come All To The Hunters' Ball (Balul Vanatorilor) - Saturday, January 31st at 7pm.

2014

  1. Please join us for our New Year's Eve bash - Tuesday, December 31st at 8pm. Register here. A fundraising event with great food, music and dancing.

  2. Santa Claus is coming to St. Michael - Sunday, December 21nd.

  3. 108th Anniversary And Thanksgiving Dinner. Come celebrate Romanian heritage and embrace American traditions with authentic food and music. Saturday, November 22nd 2013 at 6pm.

  4. Bring your family and friends and join us for a fundraising lunch, Sunday, September 14th after the liturgy.

  5. Save the date, June 8th. St Michael is hosting a Picnic after the liturgy. Bring your family and friends.

  6. Easter Bake Sale! Please place your order early for delivery any time between March 27th and April 16th. Call Father Pater directly at 630.779.1995 to place your order.

  7. Veniti sa celebrati impreuna cu noi Ziua Femeii. Come celebrate Woman's Day with us - Saturday, March 8th at 5pm.

  8. Come One, Come All To The Hunters' Ball (Balul Vanatorilor) - Saturday, February 15th at 6pm.

2013

  1. Please join us for our New Year's Eve bash - Tuesday December 31st at 8pm. Register here. A fundraising event with great food, music and dancing.

  2. Santa Claus is coming to St. Michael - Sunday December 22nd. Don't forget to order your nut rolls (chifla) for the Holidays! (contact Father Pater at 630.779.1995)

  3. See our Thanksgiving Dinner and Fundraising event - Saturday November 30th.

  4. Come celebrate our 107th Anniversary - Sunday October 27th.

  5. See the Fall Fundraising event - Sunday September 15th.

  6. See the Summer Fundraising event - Sunday July 21st.

  7. See the Spring Fundraising event - Sunday May 19th.

  8. Schedule for 2013 Fundraising events.

  9. Schedule for Holy Week Service, March 24th - March 31st.

  10. Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday.

  11. Easter Sweet Bread Sale. We are selling Chifla and easter Sweet Bread starting of March 4th, 2013.

2012

  1. Thanksgiving Dinner This is a fundraising event for church repairs. Saturday, November 24, 2012, 6p

  2. PICNIC This is a fundraising event for church repairs. Sunday, September 30, 2012 following the liturgy.

  3. Eparchial Assembly October 5, 6 and 7 at Cathedral in Canton, Ohio.

  4. General Meeting. We will have our General Meeting on Sunday, May 20, 2012 following the liturgy.

2011

  1. Santa Claus is coming to St. Michael Church! We will have our Christmas Party Buffet Luch, with Santa Claus, in the Church Hall on Sunday, December 11, 2011 following the liturgy.

  2. PICNIC Beef Roast and Chicken, Delicious Side Dishes and Desserts Sunday, September 18, 2011 following the liturgy.

  3. PICNIC with Mititei and Pork Chops ALSO, nut rolls (chifla) are available every Saturday. Poppy seed rolls must be ordered in advance. Sunday, July 24, 2011 following the liturgy.

  4. Come join our Community PICNIC Sponsored by the Stewardship Committee to raise funds for building improvements and repairs. Sunday, June 12, 2011 following the liturgy.

2010

  1. Join us in celebrating Easter this year. The schedule for the Holly Week is here.

  2. Come one, come all to the Hunters' Ball The parish will host a dinner and dancing on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at 5:00pm following the liturgy.

  3. Very Reverend Aurel Pater's 20th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood. The celebration will be held on Sunday, August 22, 2010 following the 10:00am Sunday Liturgy.

  4. Ring in the New Year at St. Michael Church! The parish will host a New Year Celebration on Friday, December 31, 2010, at 7:00pm.

2009

  1. Thanksgiving  Come celebrate Thanskgiving with us! St. Michael will host a lunch on Thursday, November 26, 2009, at 2:00pm.

  2. Santa Claus is coming to St. Michael Church! Your family is invited to join the festivities on Sunday, December 13, 2009 following the liturgy.

  3. Ring in the New Year at St. Michael Church! The parish will host a New Year Celebration on Thursday, December 31, 2009, at 7:00pm following the liturgy.

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