July 22, 2018


Packets containing school information for the 2018-2019 school year will be available for families to pick up in the foyer of the Gathering Place after all the masses the weekend of August 11th and 12th. If you are going to be out of town that weekend, please arrange for a friend to pick up your information.

Family packet information includes:

  • Classroom/teacher assignments
  • First day of school procedures
  • 2018-2019 emergency form for each child
  • Before/afterschool registration form
  • Family handbook and signature form
  • Family and School Information
  • Other miscellaneous information

Due August 1

You may pay your Cook County property taxes for free at cookcountytreasurer.com using your bank account. You may also use the website to search $94 million in available refunds or verify money-saving property tax exemptions. Homeowners age 65 and older can apply for missing Senior Citizen exemptions totaling $43





Don't miss out on the upcoming enrichment for married couples and religious on August 10-12, 2018 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Elk Grove Village, IL. The enrichment begins with a private weekend experience including 11 presentations about practical tools for growing in loving relationships, and provides ongoing enrichments after the weekend from the Worldwide Marriage Encounter community.

For information on applying, please go to
wwme-chicagoland.org (and say YES TODAY, to God's call to love one another!)

For informational brochures and postcards, PLEASE call WWME at 630-577-0778 or e-mail us at
Applications @wwmechicagoland.org


Please join the Sisters of the Living Word, Associates, and friends for a Founder's Day Summerfest on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 1 until 4 p.m. at the Living Word Center, 800 North Fernandez Avenue in Arlington Heights. The Banjo Buddies will perform from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. Sister Kathleen Heer will be facepainting, and hot dogs, chips, and ice cream bars will be served. This event is free, but please R.S.V.P. at www.slw.org so we will have plenty of hot dogs and ice cream!

Please call Sister Joan 847-255-0050, x241 to Volunteer or email repsecretary@olwparish.org.

Grade 6 is a pre-requisite for entering the Confirmation preparation program. Preparation for Confirmation takes place in grades 7 and 8. Students entering Grade 7 must have had formal religious instruction in Grade 6, otherwise they will be placed in Grade 6 instead of Grade 7.

During the two-year preparation program for the Sacrament of Confirmation, students are to attend classes regularly with as little absence as possible if they wish to be confirmed in Grade 8.

The following is a description of what is taught in Grade 6 in the Religious Education Program: GRADE 6 - Textbook: We Believe Series Catholic Identity Edition - published by William H. Sadlier, Inc. (2016 publication)

All sixth graders receive a Bible to be used both at home and in class. The Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament) are the foundation of study for this grade level. The
history of God's People begins with the story of Creation and continues on through subsequent stories of the people's turning from God and coming back again. The children receive an appreciation of our Judeo-Christian heritage. The fulfillment of God's promise to send a Messiah is shown in the coming of Jesus in the last chapters of the book.

JULY 22, 2018

Sunday:  16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday:  St. Bridget, Religious
Tuesday:  St. Sharbel Makhl
Wednesday:  St. James, Apostle
Thursday:  Sts. Joachim and Anne,
Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Next Sunday: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Sacrament Year

Grade 2 is a sacrament year, as students will receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time. Students entering Grade 2 must have had formal religious instruction the previous year; otherwise they will be placed in Grade 1.



In today's world, the Catholic gentleman faces multiple commitments to his family, workplace, community, and Church. Every day these responsibilities seem to grow while the time to meet them is ever-shrinking. It can be a distinct challenge for today's man to find time to volunteer and serve his fellow man.

However, consider this:
If you give only 24 hours per year to the Knights of Columbus, you could have a positive impact in your community and Church.

Here is a sample breakdown of how little time it takes to be an active member in the Order:

Twelve hours
reading the weekly parish bulletin, the council newsletters, Columbia magazine, and surfing the state council and Supreme Council Web sites.

Two hours to volunteer at our annual Intellectual Disabilities (ID) drive to assist individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Two hours attending prayer services at the parish. Praying the Rosary at St. Edna or another Parish in the area.

Two hours to support a council-sponsored event.

Two hours
to attend two (you may attend more!) council business meetings, which are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM. We try to finish by 8:30 PM and then enjoy some
fraternalism. It's a great way to find out what's happening and make sure your voice is heard

when important decisions are made.

Four hours for you and your family to enjoy two or three Council social functions such as a Lenten Fish Fry, Breakfast with Santa, etc.

Almost any man can fit these activities into his schedule. There are 8,760 hours in a year. By dedicating only 24 of those hours to the Knights, a man has an opportunity to become a better Catholic, father, husband, and member of the community.

Holy Rosary Council will be having a First Degree Ceremony on
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  Please arrive by 6:45 PM.

For more information, please contact Chuck Tomasek at 847-867-1340.




Father Anthony Chukwuemeka Atansi Will Spend 10 Weeks at Wayside

Father Anthony Chukwuemeka Atansi, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, Nigeria, is spending 10 weeks at Our Lady of the Wayside while he carries out a part of his doctoral research study in Systematic Theology (Christology and Social Transformation) at DePaul University. The degree program is offered by the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

After his priestly ordination in 2012, Father Atansi, who is 33, spent two years as an Associate Pastor in a parish, and the Under-secretary to the local bishop. He also spent two years as a Religious Instructor at a local high school in his home diocese in Nigeria.

During the stint of his research study at DePaul, he will also assist Fr. Ed. in celebrating some Masses and administering the Sacrament of reconciliation (Confessions). Thus he looks forward to meeting OLW parishioners and plans to attend the Wayside Picnic in early September. We welcome Fr. Anthony and wish him a fruitful stay at our parish.

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5:00 pm Saturday,  July 28, 2018
Presider: Father Ed Fialkowski
Deacon Pete LeTourneau - Preaching
Lector: Jan LeTourneau, Chris Sturek
Euch. Min.:
Joe Panarale, Coord., Kim Banks, June Bourke,  Mike Hollis, Linda Luna, Jean Simpson, Ellen  Tomasek, Chuck Tomasek, Colleen Wozniak
Altar Serv.: Charlie Dolsen, Allie Konopka, Noelle Onischuk,  Joey Salatino
Music Min.:  Choir/Instrumentalist

7:30 am Sunday, July 29, 2018
Presider: Father Dennis Kasule
Deacon Michael Madison Preaching
Lector: Jim Frett, Frank Fox
Euch. Min.: 
Tom Mezza, Coord., Louise Dickey, Marlene
Bowen, Don Hansen, Bettina Marie Kane, Maureen  Loughery, Edith Pena, Genny Powers, Tom Seputis
Altar Serv.: Nico Haber, Emily Lange, Joey Petrusonis,
Connor Towle
Music Min.: Cantor

9:30 am Sunday, July 29, 2018
Father Corey Brost, C.S.V.
Deacon Michael Madison - Preaching
Lector: Tom Newell, Linda Nicholas
Euch. Min.:
Laurel Murnane, Coord., Joanne Beczek, Irene  Corcoran, Chris Esposito, Kathy Kennedy, Pat
Kennedy, Rich Pfisterer, Tony Russo, Rose Sherry,  Michael Spehar, George Wingerter
Altar Serv.: Aiden Lewis, Mia Mortellaro, Declan Newell,
Sophia Stuber
Music Min.: Ensemble/Instrumentalists

11:30 am Sunday, July 29, 2018
Father Ed Fialkowski
Lector: Jim Cascino, Dave Woods
Euch. Min.:
Mary Jane Niman, Coord., Gene Beiswenger,
Winnie Bowles, Kathy Freiburger, Vivian
Maniscalco, Frank Maniscalco, Miriam Pecora,
Catherine Sloan, Dave Woods
Altar Serv.: Michael Bauer, Kaitlyn Deloncker, Frank Pinto,
Samuel Tiedge
Music Min.: Cantor/Instrumentalist

6:00 pm Sunday, July 29, 2018
Presider: Father Brian Simpson
Deacon Paul Onischuk - Assisting
Lector: Emily Wilt
Euch. Min.: John Neisman, Rocco Rooney, Kate Quick,
Dave Orecchio
Altar Serv.: Jack Buehrer, Nicholas Strzyzynski


Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

"Now what?" It's a difficult thing to hear, isn't it? The train comes late, a child unexpectedly cries, and the latest public policy debate flares up in the news. Life throws us curveballs, and we have no choice but to adapt. Jesus and the Apostles find themselves in that exact situation in today's Gospel.

The Apostles have returned from their two-by-two missionary journey. As Jesus hears all of their stories, he knows they need time to recover and refresh. "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." Their wilderness retreat is short-lived, however, as eager crowds discover their location. Jesus is well aware of the needs of his disciples. Still, as he looks out at the crowd, "His heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd." The rest break is over. "He began to teach them many things."

For those of us who have experienced a taste of much-needed relaxation only to have it taken away abruptly, perhaps we surmise what the Apostles might have been feeling in that moment. But Jesus isn't being inconsiderate of the Apostles needs. He offers them -- and us -- a lived lesson. St. John Paul II wrote, "The whole of Christ's life was a continual teaching: his silences, his miracles, his gestures, his prayer, his love for people, his special affection for the little and the poor, his acceptance of the total sacrifice on the Cross for the redemption of the world" (On Catechesis in Our Time, 9). In Jesus' choice to teach, we see all of these things: sacrificial love, concern for the marginalized, and priority of people's needs over personal preference. These aren't abstract ideals. They're lived realities as we strive to live and love like Jesus. When a new obstacle confronts you in your life, how do you respond?


Monday, July 23, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Irene Henkel

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Mary Schaughnessy, Thomas Chacko

Thursday, July 26, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Fernando Caburnay

Friday, July 27, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Josephine Schmalz, Marcini Ugalino, Randy Zeek

Saturday, July 28, 2018
8:30 am Communion Service
5:00 pm Michael Gareri, Eugene Duffy, Carl Waldschmidt,  Joseph Grabowski

Sunday, July 29, 2018
7:30 am Frank Cvach
9:30 am Nick Tischer, Chester Szymanski,
Mike Abrahamson, Joe Foreman, James Morris
11:30 am Jim Doherty, Joe Foreman, Greg Maciolek
6:00 pm For the Deceased Members of OLW

Readings for the Week of July 22, 2018

Sunday:  Jer 23:1-6/Ps 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6 [1]/Eph 2:13-18/ Mk 6:30-34
Monday:  Mi 6:1-4, 6-8/Ps 50:5-6, 8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and  23 [23b]/Mt 12:38-42
Tuesday:  Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Ps 85:2-4, 5-6, 7-8 [8a]/Mt  12:46-50
Wednesday:  2 Cor 4:7-15/Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6 [5]/ Mt 20:20-28
Thursday:  Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13/Ps 36:6-7ab, 8-9, 10-11  [10a]/Mt 13:10-17
Friday:  Jer 3:14-17/Jer 31:10, 11-12abcd, 13 [cf. 10d]/ Mt 13:18-23
Saturday:  Jer 7:1-11/Ps 84:3, 4, 5-6a and 8a, 11 [2]/Mt  13:24-30
Next Sunday:  2 Kgs 4:42-44/Ps 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18 [cf.  16]/Eph 4:1-6/Jn 6:1-15


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




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 www.sainthubert.org/job-networking 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 @olwparish.org 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 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f48acae2ca75-stmarks.


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


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.


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 @att.net or specialneeds @olwparish.org.


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