Spring 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This is a special year for the Archdiocese of Chicago as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities' centennial year is truly a celebration for all of us because its great tradition of charitable care has included the support of volunteers and donors from every parish in the archdiocese. For 100 years, through every era of war, peace, poverty and prosperity, Catholic Charities has worked together with the faithful to fulfill the Gospel mission to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, welcome the stranger, comfort the afflicted, and bring hope to the hopeless.

Each year on Mother's Day, we have an opportunity to make a financial contribution to the Catholic Charities Mother's Day Collection. This year, as we face increasing violence in our communities, it is a critical time for us to come together to support Catholic Charities. With more than 150 locations throughout Cook and Lake Counties, Catholic Charities' services are intentionally located in the most troubled areas.

Through food and nutrition programs, early childhood education, alternatives for at-risk youth, trauma and grief counseling, job training, domestic violence programs, and substance abuse treatment, Catholic Charities services are a powerful antidote the culture of drugs, gangs and violence that takes root in desperate areas.

Your donation to Catholic Charities will help the Church's effort to promote peace, restore human dignity, and bring hope to those living with brutal violence and poverty. Please contribute as generously as you are able during Catholic Charities collection on Mother's Day. Or, make your donations directly to Catholic Charities at 721 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60654,
www.catholiccharities.net/donate. May God bless you and your families.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
Archbishop of Chicago

BABY BOTTLE PROJECT

This Respect Life event starts the weekend before Mother's Day!!

It's Simple!

This weekend before Mother's Day (May 6-7th) take a baby bottle home following Mass; fill with spare change, cash or checks.

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MAY ROSARY TO HONOR MARY

During the month of May we will be saying a decade of the rosary before every weekend Mass. Due to the May crowning we will be doing at each Mass the first weekend of May, we will begin the rosary decades the weekend of May 13th and 14th. This devotion dedicated to our patroness Mary is a wonderful way to remember and reinforce our connection to our Blessed Mother in this month devoted to her honor. Each weekend will focus on a different set of the mysteries of the rosary - the Joyful Mysteries, the Sorrowful Mysteries, the Glorious Mysteries, and the Luminous Mysteries. The person leading the decade for each Mass will introduce the mystery, read a few lines of a meditation on the mystery, and then lead the congregation in an Our Father, ten Hail Marys, a Glory Be, and the "O my Jesus…" prayer: "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy." If you are interested in leading a decade of the rosary at one of our weekend Masses in May, please contact Mandy Dillon at pastoralassociate @olwparish.org.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS

Tuesday, May 9

Practice at 11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for participants in the Family School Association Mass, Wednesday, May 10 at 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 10

Family School Association Board Mass at 8:30 a.m. Board Members will have special participation. This is the first time that second graders be receiving Communion with the rest of the School since their First Communion.

CATECHISTS NEEDED

The R.E.P. Program is in need of Catechists for the following positions.

Grade 1
1 Catechist and 1 Assistant
1 Assistant Catechist

Grade 3
2 Asssistant Catechists

Grade 6
2 Catechists or Co-Teachers

If you would kindly consider volunteering for these positions you will find it a very rewarding and uplifting experience to instruct the young people of our parish in their Catholic faith. The books are very helpful with lesson plans and instruction guides. Sister Adrienne and Sister Joan provide additional support to guide the Catechists in this ministry. Please call 847-398-5011 or email
Repsecretary @olwparish.org for more information or to volunteer. Thank you.

PILGRIMAGE
National Shrine of St. Therese - Darien, Illinois
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
All are Welcome

Donation: $50.00 per person
includes transportation, guided tour,
Mass, hot lunch at Carmelite Spiritual Center

Bus will leave promptly at 9:00 a.m. from OLW Parking Lot.

Checks made payable to OLW by May 9, 2017 at Parish Center.
Reservations: Cathy
Winnie

OLW PARISH PICNIC 2017

The parish is asking for volunteers to organize and run the Parish Picnic for 2017. The picnic is planned for Saturday, September 9, 2017. Past volunteers are available for guidance and resources.

Please contact Father Louis at
Associatepastor @olwparish.org.

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90 OLW YOUNGSTERS CELEBRATE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
At Three Masses

Ninety of Our Lady of the Wayside young people - mostly second graders - received the Holy Eucharist for the first time at one of three Masses during the past two weekends.

Dressed in shining white dresses or their finest (and maybe newest) shirts and ties, the youngsters, accompanied by their parents and/or godparents, processed into the church and found their names on the appropriate pew and were joined in the pew by parents, siblings and in some cases, grandparents or godparents.

OLW Pastor Father Ed Fialkowski, Associate Pastor Father Louis Golamari, and Resident Priest Father Dan Brady participated in the ceremonies for the nervous (but very well groomed and well-behaved) youngsters.

As one of the priests commented, "Baptism doesn't require a great deal of effort by the youngsters, but making their First Confession and receiving the Holy Eucharist for the first time is a big deal."

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OLW RESIDENT RETURNS TO PARISH AS PART-TIME DEACON

Jerry Brennan, an OLW parishioner who has been living both in Michigan and Arlington Heights, has returned to OLW to serve as a Deacon while he continues to serve in Michigan.

Deacon Brennan served as a Deacon at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, April 29, and at the 8:15 a.m. Mass on April 30.

In his non-clerical life, Deacon Brennan is a lawyer and Certified Public Accountant. He is a graduate of Marquette University and the University of Illinois Law School.

He expects to be at Our Lady of the Wayside one week each month, but dates are not definite.

The OLW Bulletin will have a more detailed story on Deacon Brennan when he stays in one place long enough for an interview.

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MINISTERS OF THE LITURGY


5:00 pm Saturday, May 13, 2017
Presider: Father Dan Brady
Lector: Mike Nolan, Kathy Maday
Euch. Min.:
Bob Guretz, Coord., Robert Crabbe, Rosalie Crabbe,  Letitia Gunn, Jeanne Kabler, John Kabler, Linda  Luna, Dennie Melroy, Joe Panarale, Debbie Panarese,  Colleen Wozniak
Altar Serv.: Allie Konopka, Michael Somary, Quinn Toomey,  Ashley Weidner
Music Min.:  Choir/Instrumentalist

7:00 am Sunday, May 14, 2017
Presider: Father Louis Golamari
Lector: Al Preusker, Dave Heiss
Euch. Min.: 
Rosa Maria MacNeil, Coord., Jane Holland,
Maureen Loughery, Janet Peters, Chris Sandefur,  Mary Jean Sandefur, Sharon Zurek
Altar Serv.: Tommy DeMaria, Quinn Errico, Drew Heiss,
Gage Lockley
Music Min.: Cantor

8:15 am Sunday, May 14, 2017
Presider:
Father Dennis Kasule
Lector: Jim Frett, Nancy Lipinski
Euch. Min.:
Louise Dickey, Coord., Don Hansen, George Miller,  Jim Murray, Edith Pena, Michael Scoglietti, Pauline  Scoglietti, Pat Van  Klompenburg, Stan Van
Klompenburg
Altar Serv.: Connor Flynn, Hanna Haber, Jim Hall,
Andrew McKenna
Music Min.: Cantor

9:45 am Sunday, May 14, 2017
Presider:
Father Ed Fialkowski
Deacon Michael Madison - Preaching
Lector: Sally Shewmon, Tom Newell
Euch. Min.:
Brad Shewmon, Coord., Muriel Banach, Joanne  Beczek, Irene Corcoran, Chris Esposito, Linda
Kesteloot, Ted Kesteloot, Mary Samulak, Jim Sherry,  Rose Sherry, Jim Stapleton, Christopher R. Vann
Altar Serv.: Avelyn Beltran, Kaitlyn Deloncker, James Heraty,  Drew Utech
Music Min.: Ensemble/Instrumentalists

11:30 am Sunday, May 14, 2017
Presider:
Father Corey Brost
Deacon Michael Madison - Preaching
Lector: Pat Garrity, Therese Graff
Euch. Min.: Kathy Freiburger, Coord., Gene Beiswenger,
Winnie Bowles, Krystyna Chadzichristos, Julie  Cleary, Miriam Pecora, Maureen Sharkey, Catherine  Sloan, Bud Trunk
Altar Serv.: Ryan Stubitsch, Taylor Stubitsch, Samuel Tiedge,  Sophia Tiedge
Music Min.: Cantor/Instrumentalist

6:00 pm Sunday, May 14, 2017
Presider: Father Louis Golamari
Lector: TBA - Teen Ministered Mass
Euch Min: TBA - Teen Ministered Mass

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Our Lady of the Wayside
Upcoming Events

Monday, May 8, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017

PRAY FOR THE SICK

Pam Barton
Carol Blatnick
Marie Caranci
Chad Demas
Steve Demas
Marie DeSanto
Kristina Fitzgerald
Bev Folkedahl
Debbie (Flack) Fry
Catherine Hansen
Michael Harth
Carol Herman
Ann Kelley
Joshua Leese
John O'Neill
Peter Phillips
Joel Rivera
Maureen Sexson
Geraldine Shufeldt
Margaret Soboleski
Lynn Steele
Joe Walker, Sr.

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PARTICIPATE IN OUR ONGOING EVENTS

Enjoy the parish community by meeting other parishioners at events such as Women's Golf, Men's Golf, Women's Bowling, Men's Basketball, Women's Bridge, Widows of Wayside (W.O.W.), and Christian Family Movement (CFM), the Senior Group and Fil-American Group. Contact parishlife @olwparish.org with questions.

WORSHIP AND SPIRITUAL LIFE

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD

Sunday Readings and Homily adapted for ages 3 to 10 on most Sundays at the 9:45 Mass before the Liturgy of the Word.  The children are invited to participate. The children will return for the remainder of the Mass. No registration is required!

BIBLE STUDY

Focus on the readings for the coming Sunday and their context in scripture. No registration or fee. Come when your schedule permits. Friday mornings in the Gathering Place 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

ROSARY PRAYER GROUP
Meets in the Seton room (#201) every Monday at 7:00 p.m. Contact - Chris

CARE AND OUTREACH

SHAWL MINISTRY

This prayerful ministry offers knitted or crocheted shawls to those who are in need of comfort physically, emotionally and spiritually. We meet every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Center - Cabrini Room. Questions contact Kit, Winnie, Patsy.

ST. MARK'S - NON PERISHABLE FOOD DRIVE EVERY SUNDAY

Drop off bin located in Gathering Place hallway across from the drinking fountains (8-12 every Sunday) in addition to the Garage drop off (2nd Sunday of each month). To Volunteer - The Gilberts--collecting-The Piergalskis--delivery or Volunteer signup http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f48acae2ca75-stmarks.

THE ELIZABETH MINISTRY

The Elizabeth Ministry offers families prayer and support during the joys, challenges and sorrows of the childbearing years. To contact a minister, please complete a card from the banner in the back of the church, or call the parish office or e-mail ElizabethMinistry @olwparish.org. or elizabethministry @att.net

RESPECT LIFE

The Respect Life Ministry works to make life issues visible and viable at the parish level. To get more involved in Respect Life at OLW, please email respectlife @olwparish.org.

FUNERAL LUNCHEON MINISTRY

This Ministry offers families in their time of sorrow a continental breakfast in the Gathering Place or sit down luncheon in the Rectory Meeting Room. For further information contact the parish office.

SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY

Special Needs Ministry was established to identify and meet the needs of our pacrishioners with special needs. Contact the parish office or email - special-needs @att.net or specialneeds @olwparish.org.

ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY

An emergency source for short term financial help. For information or assistance, contact the DePaul voice mailbox at the parish 847-253-5353 x398.

MINISTRY OF CARE

OLW has trained Ministers of Care who are available to visit and bring communion to those parishioners who are homebound. If you are interested in receiving communion or being part of this ministry contact Kathy O'Neill, 847-253-5353, ext. 238.

LITTLE SAINTS PRAY & PLAY

Little Saints Pray & Play for children and their caregivers, meets twice monthly. Email OLWLittleSaints @gmail.com for more
information.