This past week 38 of our teens and 6 adults went down to Alexandria, KY for a mission trip put on by Catholic Heart Workcamp. Thank you so much for your prayers and know that they prayed for all of you while they were down there as well. If you have any interest in attending or helping others attend through donations please contact Sean. Pictures are on Social Media and will be in the bulletin next week! God bless!


R.S.V.P. by Saturday, August 5, 2017

Music by: Jim Fernandez






School is out and an active Vacation Bible School has ended so work crews have taken over the school buildings to prepare them for the new school year - less than two months away (sorry kids!)

A brief visit to the school buildings last week discovered workmen putting the finishing touches on a new surface on the gymnasium floor in the Middle School and other workers were painting blackboards (green boards) in various elementary school classrooms.

Other painting and repairs (mostly wear and tear) were underway in other areas of OLW Elementary School and other signs indicated the buildings will be ready on Opening Day. Will the students? (And teachers and staff?)



OLW Associate Pastor Father Louis Golamari was the recipient of a new car presented as a gift by a family of OLW who wishes to remain anonymous. Father Louis, who did not have a driver's license when he arrived in the U.S., was tutored in the basics of driving a car in the U.S. by OLW parishioners and passed the drivers' test "with flying colors." He had let parishioners know he was looking to purchase a "non-expensive, functional" car but had not expected such a generous gift. Father Louis wishes to thank Father Ed and the donor family and tutors.


OLW Associate Pastor Father Louis Golamari is a frequent participant in the Bible Study group. On
Friday, July 14, participants also celebrated
Father Golamari's birthday.




5:00 pm Saturday, July 29, 2017
Presider: Father Louis Golamari
Lector: Jan LeTourneau, Mike Nolan
Euch. Min.:
Jan Hopkins, Coord., Robert Crabbe, Rosalie  Crabbe, Bob Guretz, Mike Hollis, Linda Luna,
Dennie Melroy, Joe Panarale, Ellen Tomasek, Chuck  Tomasek, Colleen Wozniak
Altar Serv.: Sarah Firestone, Andrew Firestone, Holly Reynolds,  Quinn Toomey
Music Min.:  Choir/Instrumentalist

7:00 am Sunday, July 30, 2017
Presider: Father Louis Golamari
Lector: Louise Dickey, Marlene Bowen
Euch. Min.: 
Louise Dickey, Coord., Teresita Epino, Rosa Maria  MacNeil, Janet Peters, Chris Sandefur, Mary Jean  Sandefur, Sharon Zurek
Altar Serv.: Cole Brossett, Molly Craig, Charlotte Errico,
Louis Mallek
Music Min.: Cantor

8:15 am Sunday, July 30, 2017
Father Louis Golamari
Lector: June Bourke, Irene Corcoran
Euch. Min.:
Tom Mezza, Coord., Don Hansen, George Miller,  Laurel Murnane, Edith Pena, Genny Powers, Michael  Scoglietti, Tom Seputis, George Wingerter
Altar Serv.: Henry Bauer, Lily Bauer, Jim Hall, Andrew Shevlin
Music Min.: Cantor

9:45 am Sunday, July 30, 2017
Father Ed Fialkowski
Deacon Jerry Brennan - Preaching
Lector: Mary Samulak, Dave Woods
Euch. Min.:
Krys Tischer, Coord., Chris Esposito, Rich Pfisterer,  Max Robles, Juliet Robles, Tony Russo, Mary
Samulak, Jim Sherry, Rose Sherry, Jim Stapleton,  Theresa Stewart, Christopher R. Vann
Altar Serv.: Jack Lewis, Aiden Lewis, Erin Peterson,
Luke R. Peterson, Jr.
Music Min.: Ensemble/Instrumentalists

11:30 am Sunday, July 30, 2017
Father Ed Fialkowski
Deacon Jerry Brennan - Preaching
Lector: Jim Cascino, Joe Zimmermann
Euch. Min.:
Miriam Pecora, Coord., Gene Beiswenger, Winnie  Bowles, Krystyna Chadzichristos, Patrick Keating,  Sr., Vivian Maniscalco, Frank Maniscalco, Maureen  Sharkey, Bud Trunk
Altar Serv.: James Doherty, Anthony Pretto, Mae Scardami,
Ryan Schoessling
Music Min.: Cantor/Instrumentalist

6:00 pm Sunday, July 30, 2017
Presider: Father Louis Golamari
Lector: Brendan Brady, Megan Martin
Euch. Min.: Maggie Reisel, Vincent Reisel, Rocco Rooney,  Maeve Thompson,
Altar Serv.: Billy Doyle, Alex North


Our Lady of the Wayside
Upcoming Events

Monday, July 24, 2017 - Sunday, July 30, 2017


Monday, July 24, 2017
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Tom Amberg

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Thomas Chacko

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Anne Varner, Dr. Fernando Caburnay

Thursday, July 27, 2017
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Friday, July 28, 2017
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Laura Zimmer

Saturday, July 29, 2017
8:30 am Communion Service
5:00 pm William Oshinski, Maria Geraci, Mario LaPlaca,  Frank Nauheimer

Sunday, July 30, 2017
7:00 am For the People of OLW
8:15 am Nick Montesano, Joseph Grabowski,
Darren Reardon
9:45 am Marie Lohr
11:30 am Jim Doherty, Edward Burczy, Gust Kozarzewski
6:00 pm For the Deceased Members of OLW

Readings for the Week of July 23, 2017

Sunday:  Wis 12:13, 16-19/Ps 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16/Rom  8:26-27/Mt 13:24-43 or 13:24-30
Monday:  Ex 14:5-18/Ex 15:1bc-6/Mt 12:38-42
Tuesday:  2 Cor 4:7-15/Ps 126:1bc-6/Mt 20:20-28
Wednesday:  Ex 16:1-5, 9-15/Ps 78:18-19, 23-28/Mt 13:1-9
Thursday:  Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b/Dn 3:52-56/Mt 13:10- 17
Friday:  Ex 20:1-17/Ps 19:8-11/Mt 13:18-23
Saturday:  Ex 24:3-8/Ps 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15/Jn 11:19-27 or  Lk 10:38-42
Next Sunday: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Ps 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-130/ Rom 8:28-30/Mt 13:44-52 or 13:44-46

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.



Deacon Don Grossnickle

Take it from me, God is available to turn to for those in need of healing. The best medicine in the world is God's Spirit which can cure most anything. Yes, of course, God also gives us physicians who can prescribe medicine and other helps that can lead to good health. But, make no mistake, surrounding your day and your life with prayer and praise and conversations with God can do much to save your mortal and eternal life.

Popular theologian Brian McLaren writes:

"We desperately need healing for groups, institutions, marriage, the wounds of war, abuse, race relations, and the endless social problems in which we are drowning today. But we won't know how to heal if we never learn the skills at ground zero: the individual human heart……" "Get rid of the contaminating element," as it were, rather then,- "Learn what you can about yourself and God because of this conflict.". In the four Gospels, Jesus did two things over and over again: he preached and he healed".

Speaking personally, I have learned many new lessons about healing since a diagnosis of chronic heart failure came into my world in 2016. I was formerly a prayerful soul until then, but the brush with human death has had the effect of bringing me more to the feet of the Lord for conversations about healing. As a matter of fact, lots of conversation about faith and healing have gone on with me and medical personnel too. Priests and friends and fellow deacons have prayed with me and offered encouragement and hope. I am so thankful for this new emphasis in my life on healing and the impact of "habit changes" that can lead to healing of body, heart, spirit and soul. I'd like to think that increasing my prayer life has worked to enhance the heart medicines and exercise and dietary changes brought on by my directive received: "change dramatically, or you will die very soon, perhaps within months". Wow, talk about a wake-up-call?

I have been surprised by the medical community and how very much they show concern and compassion and are not averse to share about faith and religion and the spiritual connection to God and medicine. I am very happy to be connected to those that can see like I have that the real power of healing comes from the gift of life that originates and comes from God.

Daily prayer and compassionate outreach to love and serve others is a good formula for keeping focused on the healing power of God. Counting blessings and a Spirit of thanksgiving is always what the doctors of psychology order. Take two daily portions of happiness and joy if you can that comes from a good intention to spend time lifting up others by thought, word or deed offers healing from the inside out.

Exercise and good nutrition are part of what can heal. It is increasingly clear to me that all of this life seems connected: God, Spirit, relationships with loved ones, praise and thanksgiving, medical helpers, friends, helping others. Expressing our gifts on behalf of others give us in return,-the kind of medicine that leads to life to the full for today and tomorrow.

May we preach to ourselves the message of Good News that God supplies life and gives us psychological, spiritual and physical healing that can help us through the day, each day, every day. 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and the Holy Spirit is now and forever shall be, world without end. Amen. Alleluia.



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!


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.


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 @gmail.com for more