May 13, 2018
The Ascension of the Lord

Sent Forth to preach the

Kicks Off Mother's Day!

Mother's day weekend (May 12-13)

Take a baby bottle home following Mass; fill with spare change, cash or checks.

Father's day weekend (June 16-17)

Return/drop the bottle off before one of the Masses.

The Women's Centers support pregnant Mom's and their babies. Spare change SAVES lives.

If you can help collect baby bottles Father's Day Weekend, please email
respectlife Thanks for saving babies and supporting Moms.


Loving God,
you wrap your arms around your people
and show your everlasting love in the same way
a mother loves her children.
We are grateful for the love you have taught us
through the mothers in our lives:
our own mother who brought us into this world,
the mothers of friends who have welcomed us
into their homes and families,
our grandmothers who took time for us,
and the mothers who have helped us
even though we were not their children.
Bless all the mothers of this world today.
May they know the fullness of love they have shared
and be blessed every day of their lives.

On Mother's Day

Thank you for giving to Catholic Charities today to help the mothers, children, and seniors from our community who are struggling. You can also contribute online at or mail your check directly to Catholic Charities at 721 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60454.

"I encourage you to keep in mind all those people around us who are trapped in the the cycle of poverty. They too need to be given hope." -Pope Francis

You are invited to share
In our expression of joy and gratitude
at a Mass of Thanksgiving
for the ordination of

Deacon Peter A. LeTourneau

Eucharist will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m.
Saturday May 19, 2018
Our Lady of the Wayside Church
450 S. Mitchell
Arlington Heights, Illinois

Following Mass, there will be a reception
in the Gathering Place.

Congratulations to Deacon Pete LeTourneau and Deacon Paul Onischuk. On May 12th, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
ordained them to the Order of Deacon at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. They were two of 19 men ordained as

They have journeyed through four years of preparation for this day, attending academic classes, formation programs, engaging in extensive theological reflection sessions, retreats, regular spiritual direction, as well as being involved in many liturgical practica and pastoral field education experiences, including an eleven-month internship.

Ordinations to the (permanent) Diaconate in the Archdiocese of Chicago have taken place since 1972. There are
presently nearly 500 active deacons in the Archdiocese, as well as 74 men currently in formation at the Institute for Diaconal Studies, with a new cohort beginning in the fall. The presence of deacons serving in the Archdiocese is widespread, yet still a frequently asked question is, "What or who is a deacon?"

Bishops, priests, and deacons receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The diaconate is a three-fold ministry of Word, Liturgy and Charity, that is in service to the bishop. Deacons are ordained to baptize, proclaim the Gospel, and preach,
assist at the Eucharist, witness marriages, officiate at wakes and funeral services, etc. These are the ministries most visible in the parish. The less visible aspect of diaconal ministry traditionally has its history in the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 6. The Apostles laid on hands "…seven reputable men, filled with the Holy Spirit and wisdom…" to care for the widows and administer the daily distribution of food in the early Christian community.

Thus, from the earliest days of the Church, deacons were involved in service to the bishop not only liturgically and through evangelization efforts but as administrators of and caring for the poor (spiritually, emotionally, physically), the alienated, and those who, for various reasons, find themselves on the fringes of society. Therefore, deacons also minister in hospitals, prisons, shelters, soup kitchens, and within the various ministries coordinated through organizations such as Catholic Charities and the St. Vincent de Paul Society, modeling the call of
diakonia that belongs to all baptized to serve our brothers and sisters in Christ.

And since most deacons work full-time outside the Church, deacons in their workplace (and in the world) are
sacramental signs and icons of Christ the Servant visible in the community.

Please keep in your prayers Deacon Pete LeTourneau and Deacon Paul Onischuk, all candidates who were ordained, their wives and families, and all those in formation, that they might continue to answer God's call in their lives.



Registrations are being accepted for the Religious Education program. Registration forms can be found in the Religious Education Office in the elementary building or online at the parish website, Please click on the Ministry selection and choose Religious Education. The forms are at the bottom of the page. Paperwork can be turned into the Parish Center, Elememtary School R.E.P. Office or mailed. Any new registration must be accompanied by a copy of the baptism certificate.

Information regarding the start of the new year, classroom assignments and other key information will be sent out in late August. If you have questions regarding registration, please do not hesitate to call, 847-398-5011, ext. 247.


Sacramental Policies are as follows:

Students entering Grade 2 must have had formal religious instruction the previous year, otherwise they will be placed in Grade 1.

Grade 2 is a sacrament year, as students will receive the
Sacraments of Reconcilation and Eucharist for the first time.

Students entering Grade 7 must have had formal religious instruction in Grade 6 before being accepted into the Grades 7-8 Confirmation Preparation Program.

Religious Education Program

The R.E.P. program is in need of a Catechist Aid to help a sixth grade student be able to be involved and focused in
the class lessons. Classes begin in September and continue until April meeting every other week on Tuesday evening, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

If you would kindly consider volunteering for this position, you will find it a very rewarding and uplifting experience to work with this student and help him learn about his faith. Please call 847-398-5011 or email
Repsecretary for more information or to volunteer. Thank you.






The adjoining seasons of Easter, and the celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary, helped dramatize the new and enhanced appearance of Our Lady of the Wayside Church.


Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the Patroness of Our Lady of the Wayside Parish, was honored and crowned at each of the weekend Masses May 5 and 6.

These photos show the entrance procession and crowning at the 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses on May 6.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, and sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to you 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.

Gather For Mass, Luncheon

One of OLW's quiet organizations is "Widows of Wayside," a social organization for those who are widowed. They meet throughout the year at various events at meetings. In photo to the left, members of W.O.W. attended Mass at OLW before a Sunday afternoon luncheon May 6. For further information, contact Muriel Banach or email wow


Welcomes New Leadership

Our Lady of the Wayside's nationally-renown Christian Family Movement group, one of the largest CFM groups in the United States, celebrated its annual change of leadership in late April in CFM's traditional way - with prayer, good food and drink, and Christian fellowship.

One of the highlights of the evening (in late April) was the transition in leadership as Jim and Rose Sherry assumed the chair-couple role.

Out-going chair Geoff Colgan introduced the new chair-couple (Kelly Anne Colgan was unable to attend.)

Wayside's CFM program has been making its mark on the national CFM scene for several years. In January, the CFM hosted the board meeting of the National CFM board of directors.

OLW Associate Pastor, Father Louis Golamari, serves as the National Chaplain of CFM.




5:00 pm Saturday, May 19, 2018
Presider: Father Ed Fialkowski
Deacon Peter LeTourneau - Preaching
Lector: Al Preusker, Bob Guretz
Euch. Min.:
Bob Guretz, Coord., Kim Banks, Linda Luna, Jim  McIlwee, Mary McIlwee, Joe Panarale, Carol Lynn  Seifert, Ellen Tomasek, Chuck Tomasek, Colleen  Wozniak, Kathy Maday
Altar Serv.: Cole Brossett, Andrew Firestone, Sarah Firestone,  Holly Reynolds
Music Min.:  Choir/Instrumentalist

7:30 am Sunday, May 20, 2018
Presider: Father Brian Simpson
Lector: Jim Frett, Frank Fox
Euch. Min.: 
Pat Van Klompenburg, Coord., Louise Dickey,  Jane Holland, Mary Jo Lee, Janet Peters, Genny
Powers, Chris Sandefur, Mary Jean Sandefur, Terry  Smith
Altar Serv.: Hanna Haber, Rowan McDonnell, Andrew McKenna
Music Min.: Cantor

9:30 am Sunday, May 20, 2018
Father Louis Golamari
Deacon Thomas Corcoran - Preaching
Lector: Mary Samulak, Linda Nicholas
Euch. Min.:
Laurel Murnane, Coord., Irene Corcoran, Chris  Esposito, Bob Galvanoni, Mary Ann Galvanoni, Pat  Kennedy, Kathy Kennedy, Rich Pfisterer, Tony  Russo, Rose Sherry, Michael Spehar, Bud Trunk
Altar Serv.: Andrew Shevlin, Samiel Tiedge, Sophia Tiedge,
Kaitlyn  Deloncker
Music Min.: Ensemble/Instrumentalists

11:30 am Sunday, May 20, 2018
Father Ed Fialkowski
Lector: Martha Cavers, Barbara Condon
Euch. Min.:
Mary Jane Niman, Coord., Gene Beiswenger,
Winnie Bowles, Krystyna Chadzichristos, Patrick  Keatings, Sr., Frank Maniscalco, Vivian Maniscalco,  Joyce Voss, Dave Woods
Altar Serv.: Emerson Burda, Anthony Pretto, Mae Scardami
Music Min.: Cantor/Instrumentalist

6:00 pm Sunday, May 20, 2018
Presider: Father Louis Golamari
Lector: TBA - Teen Ministered Mass
Euch. Min.: Kate Quick, Michael Somary, Maggie Doherty,
Anthony Santangelo, John Niesman, Matt  Schoessling, Ryan Crain
Altar Serv.: Henry Bauer, Lily Bauer


Our Lady of the Wayside
Upcoming Events

Monday, May 14, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018


Monday, May 14, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Thursday, May 17, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Alf Kelly

Friday, May 18, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Dolores Knapp, Patricia Dawkins, Barbara Petterson

Saturday, May 19, 2018
8:30 am Communion Service
1:00 pm Wedding Liturgy
5:00 pm Shirley Dawson, Diane Mischke, Janice Rothers,  Mary Ann Everst, Seamus McWilliams

Sunday, May 20, 2018
7:30 am Violet Lemke
9:30 am Eve Novak, Gust Kozarzewski, Daniel Nowak,
William Lohmeier
11:30 am Kelly Trecka, Maureen Lavin, Jim Doherty
6:00 pm Kathy Deger

Readings for the Week of May 13, 2018

Sunday:  Acts 1:1-11/Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 [6]/Eph 1:17-23  or Eph 4:1-13 or 4:1-7, 11-13/Mk 16:15-20
Monday:  Acts 1:15-17, 20-26/Ps 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8  [8]/Jn 15:9-17
Tuesday:  Acts 20:17-27/Ps 68:10-11, 20-21 [33a]/Jn 17:1 -11a
Wednesday:  Acts 20:28-38/Ps 68: 29-30, 33-35a, 35bc-36ab  [33a]/Jn 17:11b-19
Thursday:  Acts 22:30; 23:6-11/Ps 16:1-2a and 5, 7-8, 9- 10, 11 [1]/Jn 17:20-26
Friday:  Acts 25:13b-21/Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20ab  [19a]/Jn 21:15-19
Morning: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31/Ps 11:4, 5 and 7  [7b]/Jn 21:20-25
Next Sunday:
Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez  37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5/Ps 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-28,  29, 30 [cf. 30]/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
Extended Vigil: Gn 11:1-9/Ps 33:10-11, 12-13,  14-15/Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b/Dn 3:52, 52, 53, 55,  56 or Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11/Ez 37:1-14/Ps 107:2-3,  4-5, 6-7, 8-9/Jl 3:1-5/Ps 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-28,  29, 30 [cf. 30]/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
Day: Acts 2:1-11/Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34  [cf. 30]/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Gal 5:16-25/Jn  20:19-23 or Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15


Michael Harth, Joe Walker, Sr., Bev Folkedahl, John O'Neill, Maureen Sexson, Pam Barton, Joshua Leese, Chad Demas, Catherine Hansen, Marie Caranci, Geraldine Shufeldt, Peter Phillips, Debbie (Flack) Fry, Carol Herman, Ann Kelley, Lynn Steele, Margaret Soboleski, Marie DeSanto, Steve Demas, Carol Blatnick, Joel Rivera, Arthur Dixon, Rita Maves, Joseph Halka, Rev. John Topper, O.S.M.




Our Lady of the Wayside is one of over 25 member parishes of St. Hubert's Job Network. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at St. Hubert's in Hoffman Estates. Visit for a full schedule of 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 with questions.



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!


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.

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


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.


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


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 or elizabethministry


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


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 was established to identify and meet the needs of our pacrishioners with special needs. Contact the parish office or email - special-needs or specialneeds


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


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 for children and their caregivers, meets twice monthly. Email OLWLittleSaints for more